Christopher Marlowe: Poet and Spy

Synopsis

Park Honan's major new biography combines a passion for the subject with a wealth of new evidence on all aspects of Marlowe's short but extraordinary life. Christopher Marlowe: Poet and Spy covers topics such as Marlowe's upbringing and years as a student in Cambridge, the network of spies and agents of which he was a part, and the truth about his tragic and violent death. Honan also explores Marlowe's relationship with Shakespeare, other playwrights, and his patron, Lord Washington, as well as the new evidence that Marlowe is the subject of the famous Corpus Christi portrait. Honan brings the reader closer than ever to one of the most enigmatic figures in literary history.