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by Peter Ackroyd

  • ISBN: 074939157X
  • Category: Professionals and Academics
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Minerva (1991)
  • Pages: 85
  • ePub book: 1322 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1449 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 179

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Peter Ackroyd, CBE, FRSL (born 5 October 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London.

Peter Ackroyd, CBE, FRSL (born 5 October 1949) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. For his novels about English history and culture and his biographies of, among others, William Blake, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot, Charles Chaplin and Sir Thomas More, he won the Somerset Maugham Award and two Whitbread Awards.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Charles Dickens's life is a story of rags to riches, complete with bankruptcy, prison, forced child labour.

Dickens by Peter Ackroyd, 1195 pages long, book in good condition, all pages still intact and all in all in good condition. Average delivery time : 15 days to North America, 21 days to South America.

Peter Ackroyd does a great job of bringing Dickens to life, and what a life! He was constantly working, right up until the day he died. He was always walking and moving from place to place

Dickens was a landmark biography when first published in 1990. Peter Ackroyd does a great job of bringing Dickens to life, and what a life! He was constantly working, right up until the day he died. He was always walking and moving from place to place. He traveled to America and Europe. I had no idea he did public readings for his books or oversaw them being made into performances. He just seemed to fit so much in!

PETER ACKROYD is the biographer of William Shakespeare, . Eliot, Dickens, Blake, and Thomas Moore, and the author of the bestselling "London: The Biography," The subject of his previous Brief Life was .

PETER ACKROYD is the biographer of William Shakespeare, . He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award (jointly), and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

Peter Ackroyd follows his hero, "the sweetest-tempered of all the Victorian novelists," from his childhood as the son of a well-known artist to his struggling beginnings as a writer, his years of fame and his lifelong friendship with the other great London chronicler, Charles Dickens

Peter Ackroyd follows his hero, "the sweetest-tempered of all the Victorian novelists," from his childhood as the son of a well-known artist to his struggling beginnings as a writer, his years of fame and his lifelong friendship with the other great London chronicler, Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens's life is a story of rags to riches, complete with bankruptcy, prison, forced child labour, and fame and fortune overshadowed by guilt and secrecy

com User, October 22, 2003. It is beautifully produced on thick, glossy paper and lavishly illustrated. There are no episodes in which Dickens meets his characters or dead authors. I read the Edgar Johnson bio years ago and loved it.

Book clinic Book clinic: can you recommend enjoyable historical fiction? From Sarah Dunant’s eye for detail to Peter Ackroyd’s ear for period dialogue, fiction anchored in the past varies in character. Published: 5 Oct 2019. Book clinic: can you recommend enjoyable historical fiction? June 2019. Top 10s Top 10 books about the River Thames. From bucolic source to marshy lower reaches, London’s mighty river has inspired great writing. Published: 26 Jun 2019. Top 10 books about the River Thames. Top 10s Top 10 books about building cities.

Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London- The Biography, Thames- Sacred River and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank Prize for Literature.

Comments

BOND BOND
After completing this biography yesterday evening, I found myself weeping and sitting, awestruck. I thought about how moved I was throughout the book, how amazing it felt to know Charles Dickens so much better, how impressed I was with not only Dickens, but also with Peter Ackroyd. What a phenomenal accomplishment. About two thirds through the book (V), the author, in an imaginary conversation with Charles Dickens, states "Biographers are simply novelists without imagination." I must strongly disagree, at least as regards this particular biographer. At this point, I'm reviewing the copious notes I recorded while reading, and I'm getting ready to reread all of Charles Dickens' novels. A few will be read for the first time. Then, I would very much like to reread this biography. Beyond that, right now, I'm at a loss for more words. If you're interested in Charles Dickens' work, read this book.
SARAND SARAND
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE ABRIDGED EDITION! This is unclear unless you jump below the break in the product description (as I failed to do), or, as I did, ordered, received, and opened this book only to discover "Abridged Edition" on the title page. After all, if you're going to read 700 pages on Charles Dickens, you may as well read the full 1200. As to the book itself: I haven't read the book itself. But when I do I intend to read the whole book, not a portion thereof. It would be good if Amazon noted this is the Abridged Edition clearly in the item description, as this is not "Dickens" by Peter Ackroyd, it's just "Dckns."
Goldcrusher Goldcrusher
This is an outstanding biography. Extremely well researched and written by a devoted author who is expert on the subject, culture, country, region and local environs. I have read many other of Peter's books and have come to consider his work quite excellent.

My experience with biographies of great men such as Charles Dickens is that you need the space of at least 1,000 pages. The approach here is far from being too academic. I savored every colorful chapter. The bibliography and chapter notes have me continuing my friendship with CD.
Nafyn Nafyn
Great historical, detailed information of Dickens
Itiannta Itiannta
Stunning detail, excellent writing, psychological insights. Ackroyd is always wonderful, and this is a great book. Exhausting research is evident.
Whitesmasher Whitesmasher
Aside from the fact that Dickens is the world's greatest novelist (no hisses, please), Ackroyd's biography is brilliant--well-researched & a captivating read. A loving homage to that great Victorian.
WOGY WOGY
Peter Ackroyd is my favorite writer of all things London. This was informational and enjoyable and helped me understand the man better...his successes and his demons.
Excellent pictorial guide to Dickens' world.