American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Marlowe, Christopher 1564-1593. English playwright and poet whose development of blank verse influenced Shakespeare. His plays include Tamburlaine the Great (c. 1587) and Edward II (c. 1592).
- n. A habitational surname from the English place name Marlow.
- n. Christopher Marlowe (1564-93), English dramatist.
- n. English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
- n. tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
“An edition of Marlowe cannot be more fitly concluded than by a reprint of Mr.R. H. H.rne's noble and pathetic tragedy, _The Death of Marlowe_”
“And the other thing I just said was I don't want him to be judgmental as a character because what I love about Philip Marlowe is though he's a good guy, he kind of is respected by the bad guys.”
“There's a moment, in Marlowe's office, when Vivian Rutledge has called the police, and the whole thing devolves into Bogart and Bacall passing the phone back and forth, bedeviling the cop at the other end of the line, a scene that would be at home in Marx Bros. film.”
“Kurt Marlowe is a long-haul truck driver who is hearing strange things over his CB radio.”
“Everything we associate with Marlowe is here, manifested in this brief but punchy paragraph: his powers of observation, his self-deprecating, wiseass attitude, accomplished through a demotic yet also eloquent style.”
“Philip Marlowe from the Raymond Chandler novels or ... hmmmm ... maybe even Darcy from Pride and Prejudice ...”
“From the dark streets of the city, whether lit by a single streetlamp or brazenly flashing neon signs, to the desolate coastline, where Marlowe is first blackjacked by an unknown assailant, there is no safe haven from disorder and danger.”
“When that fails, Marlowe is held hostage at Amthor's "sanitarium," a front for his blackmailing ring, and drugged with a truth serum to get him to talk.”
“In each of the scenes in which Marlowe is knocked out, he appears literally to be overtaken by unconsciousness as inky blackness oozes from the edges of the frame, closing in toward the center.”
“Marlowe is a missionary trainer with Enterprise, an Atlanta-based church planting initiative affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America.”
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