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Nicholl, Charles

Overview
Works: 63 works in 323 publications in 7 languages and 9,065 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Miscellanea  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: N6923.L33, B
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Most widely held works by Charles Nicholl
Leonardo da Vinci : flights of the mind by Charles Nicholl( Book )

46 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and works of Renaissance painter, inventor, and sculptor, Leonardo da Vinci and studies his childhood in Tuscany, apprenticeship in Florence, relationship with contemporaries Michelangelo and Machiavelli, and the stories behind the creation of his "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper."
The reckoning : the murder of Christopher Marlowe by Charles Nicholl( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1593 the brilliant and controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging-house. The circumstances were shady, the official account - a violent quarrel over the bill, or "recknynge"--Long regarded as dubious." "The Reckoning is the first full-length investigation of the killing, tracing Marlowe's shadowy political dealings, his involvement in covert intelligence work, and the charges of heresy and homosexuality against him. There is critical new evidence about his three companions on that last day in Deptford and about the sinister role of the informer, Richard Baines. More important, The Reckoning is an enthralling revelation of the extraordinary underworld of Elizabethan crime and espionage, a "secret theater" in which nearly every historical figure familiar to us, from hack poet to Queen's high minister, seems to have played a part. Here, in a tour de force of precise scholarship and dazzling ingenuity, Charles Nicholl penetrates four centuries of obscurity to reveal not only a complex and unsettling story of entrapment and betrayal, chimerical plot and sordid felonies, but also a fascinating vision of the underside of an entire culture."--Jacket
The Fruit Palace by Charles Nicholl( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In opdracht van een uitgever maakte de auteur in de jaren tachtig een reisdoor Columbia om verslag te kunnen doen over de cocaïnehandel aldaar
Somebody else : Arthur Rimbaud in Africa, 1880-91 by Charles Nicholl( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this compelling biography, Charles Nicholl pieces together the shadowy story of Rimbaud's life as a trader, explorer, and gunrunner in Africa
A cup of news : the life of Thomas Nashe by Charles Nicholl( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lodger : his life on Silver Street by Charles Nicholl( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marshaling evidence from a wide variety of sources, including previously unknown documentary material on the Mountjoys, he conjures up a detailed and compelling description of the circumstances in which Shakespeare lived and worked, and in which he wrote plays such as Othello, Measure for Measure and King Lear, Nicholl also throws new light on the puzzling story of Shakespeare's collaboration with the back author and brothel keeper George Wilkins." "In this subtle and atmospheric exploration of Shakespeare at forty, we see him not from the viewpoint of literary greatness, but in the humdrum and very human context of Silver Street, where to the maid of the house he was merely "one Mr. Shakespeare," renting the room upstairs."--BOOK JACKET. (Blackwell)
The chemical theatre by Charles Nicholl( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lodger : Shakespeare on Silver Street by Charles Nicholl( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Lodger' is an original literary detective story, and an entirely new biographical take on Shakespeare's life, focusing on the years of his resident on Silver Street, 1602-1604
The lodger Shakespeare : his life on Silver Street by Charles Nicholl( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biographical work focuses on the time in Shakespeare's life when he lodged with the Mountjoy family of Silver Street
Shakespeare and his contemporaries by Charles Nicholl( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lodger Shakespeare : his life on Silver Street by Charles Nicholl( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholl, winner of a Hawthornden Prize for Arthur Rimbaud in Africa, re-creates the physical and cultural circumstances of the two-year period of 16031605 when Shakespeare, around 40 and at the peak of his profession, was a lodger in the home of a sexually lax Huguenot family who provided raw material for All's Well That Ends Well and other works. At the center of events is a 1612 lawsuit about a dowry unpaid by Shakespeare's former London landlord to his son-in-law. The landlord, Christopher Mountjoy, despite his success as a maker of women's decorative headwear, was a stingy man who withheld his daughter's dowry; after his wife's death, he was censured by church elders for fathering two bastards by his maid. Shakespeare may have played a larger role in the drama, persuading the reluctant bridegroom, who was Mountjoy's apprentice, to marry the daughter in the first place. While details of early Jacobean London are atmospheric, placing Shakespearean works into historical context, Nicholl's determination to sort out the biographical truths in Shakespeare's plays waxes tedious, and only the Bard's cultish devotees will care about the minutiae of headgear and wigs or the Mountjoy lawsuit. For the rest, it's much ado about nothing
Leonardo : the flights of the mind by Charles Nicholl( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonardo da Vinci : el vuerlo de la mente by Charles Nicholl( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and works of Renaissance painter, inventor, and sculptor, Leonardo da Vinci and studies his childhood in Tuscany, apprenticeship in Florence, relationship with contemporaries Michelangelo and Machiavelli, and the stories behind the creation of his "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper."
Traces remain : essays and explorations by Charles Nicholl( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book I have gathered twenty-five essays and articles written over nearly as many years. Their area of interest is mostly historical, biographical and literary - people, places, biooks, journeys, puzzles. Quite a few belong in the puzzle category, among threm three mysterious disappearances, two unmarkled graves, two murder cases, one missing Shakespeare play and one enigmatic portrait discovered in a Herefordshire attic. ... The traces I am thinking of are those of 'vestiges or marks' of past lives which are otherwise called historical evidence ... the bits and pieces of primary evidence; the raw data, the eyewitness report, the casual detail. ..."--Preface, p. xiii
Leonardo da Vinci : die Biographie by Charles Nicholl( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan writers by Charles Nicholl( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Léonard de Vinci : biographie by Charles Nicholl( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of the life &c. of Mr. William Shakespear by Nicholas Rowe( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Republished to mark its tercentenary, this rare text is the first ever biography of Shakespeare
Journeys( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borderlines : a journey in Thailand and Burma by Charles Nicholl( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of a journey to a temple in the north of Thailand to learn about Buddhism which becomes instead a traveler's eye view of life in upcountry Thailand adn Burma
 
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Leonardo da Vinci : flights of the mind
Alternative Names
Charles Nicholl britischer Journalist, Dokumentarfilmer und Schriftsteller

Charles Nicholl Britse journalist, documentairemaker en schrijver

Николл, Чарльз

Чарльз Николл

니콜, 찰스

ニコル, チャールズ

Languages
English (219)

Spanish (23)

German (12)

Polish (6)

Dutch (4)

French (3)

Turkish (3)

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The reckoning : the murder of Christopher MarloweThe Fruit PalaceSomebody else : Arthur Rimbaud in Africa, 1880-91The lodger : his life on Silver StreetThe lodger : Shakespeare on Silver StreetThe lodger Shakespeare : his life on Silver StreetShakespeare and his contemporariesThe lodger Shakespeare : his life on Silver Street