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: Dickens ISBN: 0099437090 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099437093 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: от 1305 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: 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: 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.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Milton In America ISBN: 0749386258 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780749386252 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 691 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.
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.
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: Tudors ISBN: 0230706401 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230706408 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 1756 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
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: The Lambs of London ISBN: 0385514611 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385514613 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1474 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: The Clerkenwell Tales ISBN: 1400075955 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400075959 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 894 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the foremost contemporary chronicler of London's history, a suspenseful novel that ingeniously draws on Chaucer's The Canterbury Talesto recreate the city's 14th century religious and political intrigues. London, 1399. Sister Clarice, a nun born below Clerkenwell convent, is predicting the death of King Richard II and the demise of the Church. Her visions can be dismissed as madness, until she accurately foretells a series of terrorist explosions. What is the role of the apocalyptic Predestined Men? And the clandestine Dominus? And what powers, ultimately, will prevail?In Peter Ackroyd's deft and suprising narrative, The Miller, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath and other characters from Canterbury Tales pursue these mysteries through a pungently vivid medieval London.
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