Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: London Under ISBN: 0099287374 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099287377 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: от 767 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: от 1180 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: Fall Of Troy, The ISBN: 009949275X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099492757 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: от 790 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
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: Tudors ISBN: 1447236815 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781447236818 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: от 969 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The second volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful history of England: the Tudors
Автор: Ackroyd Peter Название: Lambs of London ISBN: 0099472090 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099472094 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: от 691 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.
Описание: The fourth instalment in Peter Ackroyd`s History of England series.
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: 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: 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: J.M.W. Turner ISBN: 0385507984 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385507981 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1407 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
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: Нет в наличии.
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: Plato`s Papers ISBN: 0099289954 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099289951 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 691 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
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.
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: 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.
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