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Ackroyd, Peter 1949-

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Dickens by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

58 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 2,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the life and work of the celebrated English novelist
The life of Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Catholic martyr and saint, Thomas More, discussing his formidable intellect, political skill, and the steadfast faith that resulted in his beheading when he refused to follow King Henry VIII's lead in severing England's ties to the Catholic Church
London : the biography by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the city from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century discusses its ability to grow and change, and describes stories of London's wealthy streets and impoverished alleys
Shakespeare : the biography by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

44 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 2,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographer and novelist Ackroyd brings William Shakespeare to life in the manner of a contemporary rather than a biographer. His method is to position the playwright in the context of his world, exploring everything from Stratford's humble town to its fields of wildflowers; discerning influences on the plays from unexpected quarters; and entering London with the playwright as modern theatre, as we know it, is just beginning to emerge. Writing as though we are observing Shakespeare and his circle of friends, patrons, managers, and fellow actors and writers, Ackroyd is able to see Shakespeare's genius from within, so we feel that Ackroyd the writer merges with Shakespeare the writer, the poet, the man; and thus with great sympathy and clarity we experience the way in which Shakespeare worked.--From publisher description
T.S. Eliot : a life by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

69 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image that T.S. Eliot presented to the outside world was that of a successful public man; a unique poet, an established speaker and an important publisher. Behind the mask, however, was a secret, enigmatic man who remained something of a mystery even to his closest friends. This is a detailed portrait of a very private man
Chaucer by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the eventful life of master fourteenth-century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer, recounting his life as a courtier, diplomat, and literary luminary, who was also indicted for rape, sued for debt, and captured in battle
Chatterton by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

90 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Thomas Chatterton, a brilliant literary counterfeiter, is found dead in 1770, the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death are unraveled in succeeding centuries
Albion : the origins of the English imagination by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the whole of English cultural history from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day--from the Venerable Bede through English myths such as the legends about King Arthur and Albion to C.S. Lewis; from Chaucer through Spenser to George Eliot; from the English mystics through the philosopher Locke to Iris Murdoch; from Purcell through Elgar to Michael Tippett; from Hogarth through Constable to Turner; from mystery plays through Shakespeare to music hall. Ackroyd's favourite themes are here: the visionary poetry of Blake, the theatrical novels of Dickens, the humanism of Thomas More--and there are also explorations of forgery and plagiarism, Romanticism, artificiality, farce and pantomime, assimilation and energy.--From publisher description
Charlie Chaplin : a brief life by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise portrait of the iconic film star traces his humble theatrical beginnings through his honorary Academy Award win, sharing anecdotes about his lesser-known antics and associations
Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

90 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrating portraits of an eighteenth-century architect and a modern London police inspector, this novel focuses on two men, both undergoing a process of disintegration and both involved in a series of similar murders
The Lambs of London : a novel by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For bored siblings Charles and Mary Lamb, the works of Shakespeare furnish a respite from the boredom and domesticity of their lives, until William Ireland, an antiquarian bookseller, claims to possess a long-lost Shakespearean play
Foundation : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Britain's most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of England. The first in an extraordinary six-volume history, "Foundation" takes the reader from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death, in 1509, of the first Tudor king, Henry VII
Tudors : the history of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ackroyd brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I
The collection by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1970s and 1980s, Peter Ackroyd wrote countless book reviews and articles for the "Spectator", on literature, film and a number of social and cultural issues. This book offers a selection of these pieces which established Ackroyd's reputation as a writer
The Limehouse Golem by Olivia Cooke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible
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The life of Thomas More
Alternative Names
Ackroyd P.

Ackroyd Peter

Ackroyd Peter R.

Ackroyd, Peter Runham

Aḳroid, Piṭer 1949-

Akroids, Pīters 1949-

Akrojd, Peter 1949-

Akrojd, Piter.

Ekroids, Pīters 1949-

Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd Brits schrijver

Peter Ackroyd britský spisovatel

Peter Ackroyd brytyjski pisarz, krytyk literacki

Peter Ackroyd écrivain britannique

Peter Ackroyd englischer Schriftsteller

Petrus Ackroyd

Pyteris Akroidas

Πίτερ Ακρόιντ Άγγλος συγγραφέας

Акройд П. 1949-

Акройд, Питер 1949-

Питер Акройд британский писатель, поэт и литературный критик

Пітер Акройд

אקרויד, פיטר 1949-

پیتر آکروید

পিটার এক্‌রয়েড

പീറ്റർ അക്രോയിഡ്

პიტერ აკროიდი

애크로이드, 피터 1949-

アクロイド, P. R.

アクロイド, ピーター



The life of Thomas MoreLondon : the biographyShakespeare : the biographyT.S. Eliot : a lifeChaucerChattertonAlbion : the origins of the English imaginationHawksmoor