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The Complete Poems and Translations

Author: Christopher Marlowe   Series: Penguin Classics

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The essential lyric works of the great Elizabethan playwright-newly revised and updated Though best known for his plays-and for courting danger as a homosexual, a spy, and an outspoken atheist-Christopher Marlowe was also an accomplished and celebrated poet. This long-awaited updated and revised edition of his poems and translations contains his complete lyric works-from his translations of Ovidian elegies to his most famous poem, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," to the impressive epic mythological poem "Hero and Leander."
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The essential lyric works of the great Elizabethan playwright-newly revised and updated Though best known for his plays-and for courting danger as a homosexual, a spy, and an outspoken atheist-Christopher Marlowe was also an accomplished and celebrated poet. This long-awaited updated and revised edition of his poems and translations contains his complete lyric works-from his translations of Ovidian elegies to his most famous poem, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," to the impressive epic mythological poem "Hero and Leander."

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This unique anthology offers a more comprehensive look at the poems of Christopher Marlowe, England's first great poet and playwright.

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About the Author

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) was born in Canterbury the year of Shakespeare?s birth. He wrote seven plays--the dates of which are uncertain--before he was yet again in legal difficulties- he was arrested in 1593, accused of atheism. He was not imprisoned, and before his case could be decided he was dead, having been stabbed in a tavern while quarreling over the bill.

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The essential lyric works of the great Elizabethan playwrightnewly revised and updated Though best known for his playsand for courting danger as a homosexual, a spy, and an outspoken atheistChristopher Marlowe was also an accomplished and celebrated poet. This long-awaited updated and revised edition of his poems and translations contains his complete lyric worksfrom his translations of Ovidian elegies to his most famous poem, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, to the impressive epic mythological poem Hero and Leander.

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books | Penguin Classics
Published
30th June 2007
Pages
287
ISBN
9780143104957
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