Posthumous novel by Anthony Burgess about the sleazy life and gruesome death of Christopher Marlowe, also called Kit Marlowe.
A gorgeous, lush novel, linguistically thick with period prose and drama. One can almost smell, touch, taste the Elizabethan world in which Kit Marlowe lived. It's not a quick read, but it is more than rewarding.
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