Garry OConnor Æ 9 Free downloadS Catholics arrested and tortured in order to preserve her own power in aa society struggling among adherents of the still nascent Church of England and Calvinist puritans who were growing in power and destroying everyone in their path I have not studied Donne s life or poetry so I cannot address the likelihood of this scenario but this novel gives a fun view into court politics parties and people of the time and at least one possible storyline Death s Duel caught my attention because of its subject I was Vinced
he is a Catholic ebel Donne is forced into a duel Andis a Catholic God Gave Me a Mulligan: A Journalist's Life in War and Peace rebel Donne is forced into a duel And his dismay he kills his Scottishival Donne doesn’t know which way to turn and soon he is pursued by unknown forces who want justice for the crime he has committed Things are complicated
Further By The Machinations Of His Mistress The Cold Heartedby the machinations of his mistress the cold hearted tantalizing Kate Ferrars who tempts him to a fate worse than self destruction As the tortured poet wriggles this way and that to escape his mysterious fate a series of mounting climaxes brings this authentic and majestic tale to a fitting and macabre end Based on meticulous esearch by an "acclaimed biographer of Shakespeare this is a knife edged psychological thriller of Elizabethan England In best macabre style of that glorious " biographer of Shakespeare this is a knife edged psychological thriller of Elizabethan England In best macabre style of that glorious it is packed with tormentors and victims and. .
Death s Duel is an interesting take a biographical novel of John Donne using his poetry to extrapolate his loves loyalty faith and thoughts and motivations O Connor sees Donne as an "ELIZABETHAN PLAYBOY COURTIER FRUSTRATED IN HIS " playboy courtier frustrated in his true love and ever conflicted between his Catholic upbringing and the Protestantism euired for survival in the swirling and deadly politics of sixteenth century England He even goes further depicting Elizabeth herself as secretly a Roman Catholic herself even as she ha. 1586 Fear and distrust are eating out the heart of Elizabethan England Around half of the people in England were The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education reckoned to be Catholics but they are being hunted down and persecuted and any who are seen to be harbouring them are put to the death To tap the priests who tried to minister to them – or to the noble families who were their figureheads – an army of spies blackmailers informers and law enforcers has been enlisted John Donne the famous love poet and later Dean of St Paul’s is torn between damning his soul andenouncing his Catholic heritage or damning his body by going against his ueen and country and failing to practice the Protestant faith In the Intense ‘witch Hunt’ Which ‘witch hunt’ which he becomes black listed as someone to watch out for After being set upon by a young man con. Amiliar with some of Donne s poems but
knew little about the man behind them Now obviously this is fiction and not a scholarly biography butlittle about the man behind them Now obviously this is fiction and not a scholarly biography but thought it would still make a nice introduction I found the character fascinating and the plot was nicely paced and kept me turning the pages There were a handful of typos enough to make me take note and comment on them but otherwise the prose was eadable and enjoyable The period setting came across well and overall the book left me interested in learning about Donne. Not least a portrait of Richard Topcliffe the most evil man in England the scourge of Papists and the ueen’s torturer Garry O’Connor was a former director at the Royal Shakespeare Company He became a writer and a theatre critic and wrote several books including William Shakespeare A Popular Life Darlings of the Gods A Year in the Life of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh and The Pursuit of Perfection The Life of Maggie Teyte Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital
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