Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: The Death of King Arthur ISBN: 0140455655 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140455656 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 1154 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 - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 1298 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 - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 2149 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: Innovation ISBN: 1509896732 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781509896738 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 1313 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: The sixth and final volume in Peter Ackroyd`s magnificent History of England series, taking us from the Boer War to the Millennium Dome almost a hundred years later.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Fall Of Troy, The ISBN: 009949275X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099492757 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 2078 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика 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: 1298 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
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.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Queer City ISBN: 0099592940 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099592945 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1688 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: *** A Sunday Times Bestseller ***In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (`wolf dens` or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Ackroyd tells us the hidden story of how it got there, celebrating its diversity, thrills and energy on the one hand;
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: Limehouse golem ISBN: 1784708208 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784708207 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1168 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: The fourth instalment in Peter Ackroyd`s History of England series.
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: Thames: Sacred River ISBN: 0701172843 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780701172848 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 3248 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: 4615 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Chaucer ISBN: 0385507976 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385507974 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1843 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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: Revolution ISBN: 1250003644 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781250003645 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 2903 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.
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