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: 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: 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: 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: London - Street Life and the People ISBN: 1856866548 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781856866545 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 783 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
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: Hawksmoor ISBN: 0241965489 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241965481 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Цена: 836 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
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 . . .
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Chaucer ISBN: 0385507976 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385507974 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1279 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: Milton In America ISBN: 0749386258 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780749386252 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 998 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: The poet John Milton is transposed to the New World, where he has travelled to flee the tyranny of the Old. His adventures with his amanuensis, Goosequill, are by turns picaresque and delightful. However, Paradise Found will ultimately be lost in the most appalling and bloody circumstances.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Life Of Thomas More ISBN: 0749386401 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780749386405 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 1305 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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