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The Tragicall History of Doctor Faustus - a book by Marlowe, Christopher

The Tragicall History of Doctor Faustus

The Tragicall History of Doctor Faustus( )
Author: Marlowe, Christopher
ISBN:978-3-8495-5638-9
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Tredition GmbH
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.99
Book Details
Pages:104
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.25 x 8 x 0.25 Inches
Book Weight:0.28 Pounds
Author Biography
Marlowe, Christopher (Author)
Christopher Marlowe was born in Canterbury, England on February 6, 1564. He received a B.A. in 1584 and an M.A. in 1587 from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His original plans for a religious career were put aside when he decided to become a poet and playwright.

His earliest work was translating Lucan and Ovid from Latin into English. He translated Vergil's Aeneid as a play. His plays included Tamburlaine the Great, Faustus, The Jew of Malta, and Dido, Queen of Carthage. His unfinished poem Hero and Leander was published in 1598.

In 1589, he and a friend killed a man, but were acquitted on a plea of self-defense. His political views were unorthodox, and he was thought to be a government secret agent. He was arrested in May 1593 on a charge of atheism. He was killed in a brawl in a Deptford tavern on May 30, 1593.

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