Marlowe, Philip

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Marlowe, Philip a fictional detective, created by Raymond Chandler, who embodies the ‘private eye’ qualities described by Chandler in the comment, ‘Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.’


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Astrophel name adopted by Philip Sidney (1554–86) in his sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella; the name means ‘star-lover’, and the poems give the course of his unhappy love for Stella (the ‘star’, modelled on Penelope Rich).

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