Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Lambs of London ISBN: 0099472090 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099472094 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 872 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
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: 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: Shakespeare ISBN: 074938655X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780749386559 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 1449 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Offers a biography of Shakespeare, this book reads like the work of a contemporary meeting Shakespeare. It is a depiction of the world Shakespeare inhabited.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Dominion ISBN: 150988002X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781509880027 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 1361 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The penultimate volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful History of England series, Dominion begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to post-war depression, spanning the last years of the Regency to the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901. In it, Ackroyd takes us from the accession of the profligate George IV whose government was steered by Lord Liverpool, who was firmly set against reform, to the reign of his brother, William IV, the "Sailor King", whose reign saw the modernization of the political system and the abolition of slavery. But it was the accession of Queen Victoria, aged only eighteen, that sparked an era of enormous innovation. Technological progress - from steam railways to the first telegram - swept the nation and the finest inventions were showcased at the first Great Exhibition in 1851. The emergence of the middle classes changed the shape of society and scientific advances changed the old pieties of the Church of England, and spread secular ideas across the nation. But though intense industrialization brought boom times for the factory owners, the working classes were still subjected to poor housing, long working hours and dire poverty. It was a time that saw a flowering of great literature, too. As the Georgian era gave way to that of Victoria, readers could delight not only in the work of Byron, Shelley and Wordsworth but also the great nineteenth-century novelists: the Bronte sisters, George Eliot, Mrs Gaskell, Thackeray, and, of course, Dickens, whose work has become synonymous with Victorian England. Nor was Victorian expansionism confined to Britain alone. By the end of Victoria's reign, the Queen was also an Empress and the British Empire dominated much of the globe. And, as Ackroyd shows in this richly populated, vividly told account, Britannia really did seem to rule the waves.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Dickens ISBN: 0099437090 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099437093 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 1638 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: First published in 1990, this shorter edition takes the reader into the life of one of the world`s greatest writers.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: London ISBN: 0099422581 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099422587 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 2405 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Describes London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs. This title includes chapters on the history of silence and the history of light, the history of childhood and the history of suicide, the history of Cockney speech and the history of drink.
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 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: 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: 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: 1316 р. Наличие на складе: Ожидается поступление.
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: 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.
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.
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