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: 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: The Death of King Arthur ISBN: 0140455655 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140455656 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: от 835 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: Lambs of London ISBN: 0099472090 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099472094 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 691 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика 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.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Plato`s Papers ISBN: 0099289954 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099289951 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 691 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Plato, the orator, summons the citizens of London on ritual occasions to impart the ancient history of their city. He dwells particulary on the unhappy era of Mouldwarp (AD 1500-2300), which existed before the dimming of the stars and the burning of the machines. But then he is put on trial.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Tudors ISBN: 1447236815 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781447236818 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 1140 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The second volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful history of England: the Tudors
In this vividly descriptive short study, Peter Ackroyd tunnels down through the geological layers of London, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness and excavating the lore and mythology beneath the surface.
There is a Bronze Age trackway below the Isle of Dogs, Anglo-Saxon graves rest under St. Pauls, and the monastery of Whitefriars lies beneath Fleet Street. To go under London is to penetrate history, and Ackroyd's book is filled with the stories unique to this underworld: the hydraulic device used to lower bodies into the catacombs in Kensal Green cemetery; the door in the plinth of the statue of Boadicea on Westminster Bridge that leads to a huge tunnel packed with cables for gas, water, and telephone; the sulphurous fumes on the Underground's Metropolitan Line. Highly imaginative and delightfully entertaining, London Under is Ackroyd at his best.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Hawksmoor ISBN: 0241965489 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241965481 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Цена: 836 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor - part of the limited edition PENGUIN STREET ART series: timeless writing, enduring design.
'There is no Light without Darknesse
and no Substance without Shaddowe'
So proclaims Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and man with a commission to build seven London churches to stand as beacons of the enlightenment. But Dyer 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 - crimes that make no sense to the modern mind . . .
Описание: A massive bestseller in England, one of Britain's most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of the country 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. Peter Ackroyd guides readers from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. He shows glimpses of England's most distant past-- a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house--and describes in rich prose the successive waves of invaders who made England English, despite being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon, or Norman French. With his accomplished skill for evoking time and place and his acute eye for the telling detail, Ackroyd recounts the story of warring kings, of civil strife and foreign wars. But he also gives a vivid sense of how the people lived in the country's early days: the homes they built, the clothes they wore, the food they ate, even the jokes they told. All are brought vividly to life through the narrative mastery of one of England's finest writers, calling to mind the absorbing royal portraits of Alison Weir and the revealing everyday details of Bill Bryson.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Shakespeare - The Biography: Vol III ISBN: 185686846X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781856868464 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 1098 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Peter Ackroyd`s method is to position Shakespeare in the close context of his world. In this way, he not only richly conjures up the texture of Shakespeare`s life, but also imparts an amazing amount of vivid, interesting material about place, period and background.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: London - Street Life and the People ISBN: 1856866548 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781856866545 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 783 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Much of Peter Ackroyd`s work has been concerned with the life and past of London but here is his account of the city. For him it is an organism with its own laws of growth and change, so this is a "biography" rather than a history. This part covers the street life and people of London.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Dan Leno And The Limehouse Golem ISBN: 0749396598 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780749396596 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 691 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this novel the light and the dark sides of 19th-century London flow into each other, attracting the attention of famous names such as Marx and Gissing, but also of less well-known characters, who play a significant role in a tale that is a mixture of fable, adventure and Gothic comedy.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Life Of Thomas More ISBN: 0749386401 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780749386405 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 1151 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Pre-eminent as a courtier and a humanist, a friend to Henry VIII and the author of "Utopia", Thomas More is one of the great figures of England`s history. This is a portrait of the first English layman to be beatified as a martyr, and of the social and cultural world in which he lived.
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