The Death and Life of Miguel De Cervantes by Stephen Marlowe

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Recreates the life story of the author of the classic novel Don Quixote, in which he survives his humble beginnings and international espionage only to cross paths with such contemporaries as the real William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.
 

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Published October 10, 1996 by Arcade Publishing. 512 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Marlowe's 12th novel (The Lighthouse at the End of the World, 1995, etc.) follows the pattern of his fictional portraits of Christopher Columbus and Edgar Allan Poe, as he surveys the life and times of the Renaissance soldier-writer who was Shakespeare's exact contemporary and who earned immortal...

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Hildago by birth, soldier in Spain's most famous naval battle, slave in Algiers, excommunicated commissary and imprisoned debtor, Cervantes would still have been a notable Renaissance man even if he had not written the Quixote--which, in Marlowe's exuberant romp, he almost doesn't.

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