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This is a thorough critical study of Marlowe's entire output - plays, translations and poems - prefaced by a biographical chapter. It is an attempt to provide the 'life and works' study for the general reader. Mr Steane takes the poetry as the centre of his interest; offering a literary judgement on Marlowe's art rather than further discussion of sources and background. He provides a balanced account of a great poetic dramatist, a writer of exceptional power whose poetry also reveals profound human flaws.
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- Date Published: December 1970
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521096249
- length: 392 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.5kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Preface to the paperback edition
1. Marlowe's life: facts and theories
Part II. The Plays:
2. The Tragedie of Dido
4. Doctor Faustus
5. The Jew of Malta
6. Edward II
A note on 'The Massacre at Paris'
Part III. The Poems:
7. The First Book of Lucan
8. Ovid's Elegies
9. Hero and Leander
An additional note on Edward II
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