Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Limehouse golem ISBN: 1784708208 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784708207 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1113 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Dan Leno, the great music hall comedian, was known in his lifetime as `the funniest man on earth`. So how could he have been involved in one of the most curious episodes in London`s history when, in a short period during the autumn of 1880, a series of murders was attributed to the mysterious `Limehouse Golem`.
Описание: In Queer City, the acclaimed Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way-through the complete history and experiences of its gay and lesbian population. In Roman Londinium, the city was dotted with lupanaria ("wolf dens" or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels), and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks, and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure. Ackroyd takes us right into the hidden history of the city; from the notorious Normans to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early nineteenth century. He journeys through the coffee bars of sixties Soho to Gay Liberation, disco music, and the horror of AIDS. Ackroyd reveals the hidden story of London, with its diversity, thrills, and energy, as well as its terrors, dangers, and risks, and in doing so, explains the origins of all English-speaking gay culture.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Revolution: History of England ISBN: 1470822253 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781470822255 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 4229 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Revolution ISBN: 1250003644 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781250003645 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 2850 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England, beginning in 1688 with a revolution and ending in 1815 with a famous victory.
In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was--again--at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.
Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange; the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation, and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely, and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.
Ackroyd is the author of the first, second, and third volumes of his history of England, Foundation, Tudors, and Rebellion.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Queer city ISBN: 0701188804 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780701188801 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 2103 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Looks at London in a whole new way - through the history and experiences of its gay population. In this book, the author takes us right into the hidden history of the city; from the notorious Normans to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early nineteenth. It also tells us the hidden story of how it got there, celebrating its diversity.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Poe ISBN: 0701169885 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780701169886 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1979 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Edgar Allan Poe served as a soldier and began his literary career composing verses modelled on Byron. This biography of Poe opens with his end, his final days - no one knows what happened between the time when friends saw him off on the steam-boat to Baltimore and his discovery six days later dying in a tavern.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: London: a traveller`s reader ISBN: 1472141652 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472141651 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 1517 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The rich and glorious past of one of the great cities of the world is brought vividly to life for today`s reader in this collection of letters, diaries and memoirs of visitors to London and of Londoners themselves.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: The House of Doctor Dee ISBN: 0140171177 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140171174 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Цена: 831 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This novel centres on the famous 16th-century alchemist and astrologer John Dee. Reputedly a black magician, he was imprisoned by Queen Mary for
allegedly attempting to kill her through sorcery. When Matthew Palmer inherits an old house in Clerkenwell, he feels that he has become part of its past.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Fall Of Troy, The ISBN: 009949275X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099492757 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1979 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Sophia Chrysanthis is 16 when the archaeologist Herr Obermann comes wooing: he wants a Greek bride who knows her Homer. Sophia passes his test, and soon she is removing the earth methodically. Sophia finds herself baffled by the past. She is baffled by his past also which he has chosen to hide from her. But she is good at the art of archaeology.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Brief Lives 3 - Newton ISBN: 0099287382 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099287384 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1236 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Isaac Newton (1642-1727), the English genius, made his greatest contributions to original thought before the age of twenty-five. He was the professor of mathematics at Cambridge, an MP, master of the mind and president of the Royal Society. He was fascinated by calculus, the planets and the `laws of motion`. This book talks about him.
Описание: The fourth instalment in Peter Ackroyd`s History of England series.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Thames: Sacred River ISBN: 0701172843 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780701172848 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 3094 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Covers the history of the river of Thames. This book enables the reader to learn about the fishes that swim in the river and the boats that ply on its surface; about floods and tides; hauntings and suicides; miasmas and sewers; locks, weirs and embankments.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Shakespeare ISBN: 0739323768 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780739323762 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 4747 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Chaucer ISBN: 0385507976 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385507974 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1896 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: In the first in a new series of brief biographies, bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brilliantly evokes the medieval world of England and provides an incomparable introduction to the great poet s works. Geoffrey Chaucer, who died in 1400, lived a surprisingly eventful life. He served with the Duke of Clarence and with Edward III, and in 1359 was taken prisoner in France and ransomed. Through his wife, Philippa, he gained the patronage of John of Gaunt, which helped him carve out a career at Court. His posts included Controller of Customs at the Port of London, Knight of the Shire for Kent, and King's Forester. He went on numerous adventurous diplomatic missions to France and Italy. Yet he was also indicted for rape, sued for debt, and captured in battle. He began to write in the 1360s, and is now known as the father of English poetry. His "Troilus and Criseyde" is the first example of modern English literature, and his masterpiece, "The Canterbury Tales," the forerunner of the English novel, dominated the last part of his life. In his lively style, Peter Ackroyd, one of the most acclaimed biographers and novelists writing today, brings us an eye-opening portrait, rich in drama and colorful historical detail, of a prolific, multifaceted genius."
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Lambs of London ISBN: 0099472090 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099472094 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1979 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Mary Lamb is confined by the restrictions of domesticity: her father is losing his mind, her mother watchful and hostile. The great solace of her life is her brother Charles, an aspiring writer. It is no surprise when Mary falls for the bookseller's son, antiquarian William Ireland, from whom Charles has purchased a book. But this is no ordinary book - it once belonged to William Shakespeare himself. And William Ireland with his green eyes and his red hair, is no ordinary young man...The Lambs of London brilliantly creates an urban world of scholars and entrepreneurs, a world in which a clever son will stop at nothing to impress his showman father, and no one knows quite what to believe. Ingenious and vividly alive, The Lambs of London is a poignant, gripping novel of betrayal and deceit.
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