Описание: The fourth instalment in Peter Ackroyd`s History of England series.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: The Death of King Arthur ISBN: 0140455655 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140455656 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 911 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The legend of King Arthur has retained its appeal and popularity through the ages: Mordred`s treason, the knightly exploits of Tristan, Lancelot`s fatally divided loyalties and his love for Guenevere, the quest for the Holy Grail. This title presents an account of the knights of the Round Table.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: London Under ISBN: 0099287374 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099287377 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 911 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: From the author of the bestselling London: The Biography, a poetic and powerful urban history of life and legend beneath London.
This is a wonderful, atmospheric, historical, imaginative, oozing little study of verything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers and gang hide-outs. The depth below is hot, much warmer than the surface and this book tunnels down through the geological layers, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness, real and fictional -- rats and eels, monsters and ghosts.
There is a bronze-age trackway under the Isle of Dogs, Wren found Anglo-Saxon graves under St Paul's, and the monastery of Whitefriars lies beneath Fleet Street. In Kensal Green cemetery there was a hydraulic device to lower bodies into the catacombs below -- "Welcome to the lower depths". A door in the plinth of statue of Boadicea on Westminster Bridge leads to a huge tunnel, packed with cables -- gas, water, telephone. When the Metropolitan Line was opened in 1864 the guards asked for permission to grow beards to protect themselves against the sulphurous fumes, and called their engines by the names of tyrants -- Czar, Kaiser, Mogul -- and even Pluto, god of the underworld.
Going under London is to penetrate history, to enter a hidden world. "The vastness of the space, a second earth,"
writes Peter Ackroyd, "elicits sensations of wonder and of terror. It partakes of myth and dream in equal measure."
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: London ISBN: 0099570386 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099570387 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 1446 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd`s magisterial biography of the city of London. Moving back and forth through time, Ackroyd is an effortless, exuberant guide to times of plague and pestilence, fire and floods, crime and punishment, and sex and theatre.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Limehouse golem ISBN: 1784708208 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784708207 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 830 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
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`.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: London: a traveller`s reader ISBN: 1472141652 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472141651 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: от 1082 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
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: Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, The ISBN: 0099524139 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099524137 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: от 431 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Victor Frankenstein begins his anatomy experiments in a barn in the secluded village of Headington, near Oxford. The coroner`s office in Clarendon Street provides corpses - but they have often died of violence and drowning: they are damaged and putrifying.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Hawksmoor ISBN: 014104201X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141042015 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 840 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church - to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity. Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches.
Описание: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd. `The Canterbury Tales` is a major part of England`s literary heritage. From the exuberant Wife of Bath`s Arthurian legend to the Miller`s worldly, ribald farce, these tales can be taken as a mirror of fourteenth-century London. Incorporating every style of medieval narrative - bawdy anecdote, allegorical fable and courtly romance - the tales encompass a blend of universal human themes. Ackroyd`s retelling is a highly readable, prose version in modern English, using expletive and avoiding euphemism, making the Tales much more accessible to a new generation of readers.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Collection ISBN: 0701173009 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780701173005 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 2822 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: 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.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: The House of Doctor Dee ISBN: 0140171177 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140171174 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Цена: 752 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 Рейтинг: Цена: 998 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.
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