Christopher Marlowe - was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death.
From the Atlantic.com ~ Yes, there's no doubt this is located in a seriously remote location -- the nearly five-hour trip from Boston includes a long ferry ride -- but one would be hard pressed to find a more charming seaside retreat than this weathered farmhouse. Built in the 1880s, the shingled manse occupies a boulder-strewn six acres, with 1,500 feet of waterfront and broad views over Hurricane Sound and the Basin. The interiors are the very epitome of rustic Maine living.
"The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull." Ink, pencil and watercolor on paper. 205x295 mm; 8 1/4x11 3/4 inches, image. Rough sketch for the dust jacket design for John Bellairs' book of the same name (New York: Dial, 1984). One vertical crease along right spine panel. Matted and framed in UV filtering plexiglas.