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Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. He graduated from Cambridge University and was a Fellow at Yale (1971-1973). A critically acclaimed and versatile writer, Ackroyd began his career while at Yale, publishing two volumes of poetry. He continued writing poetry until he began delving into visa mer historical fiction with The Great Fire of London (1982). A constant theme in Ackroyd's work is the blending of past, present, and future, often paralleling the two in his biographies and novels. Much of Ackroyd's work explores the lives of celebrated authors such as Dickens, Milton, Eliot, Blake, and More. Ackroyd's approach is unusual, injecting imagined material into traditional biographies. In The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (1983), his work takes on an autobiographical form in his account of Wilde's final years. He was widely praised for his believable imitation of Wilde's style. He was awarded the British Whitbread Award for biography in 1984 of T.S. Eliot, and the Whitbread Award for fiction in 1985 for his novel Hawksmoor. Ackroyd currently lives in London and publishes one or two books a year. He still considers poetry to be his first love, seeing his novels as an extension of earlier poetic work. (Bowker Author Biography) Peter Ackroyd is the award-winning author of four biographies, most recently the national bestseller "The Life of Thomas More", as well as ten novels, including "Chatterton" & "Hawksmoor". He lives in London, where he is at work on his next book, "London: The Biography. (Publisher Provided) Peter Ackroyd is a bestselling writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He lives in London. (Publisher Provided) visa färre

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Verk av Peter Ackroyd

London: The Biography (2000) 3,280 exemplar, 48 recensioner
Hawksmoor (1985) 1,871 exemplar, 41 recensioner
Shakespeare: The Biography (2005) 1,270 exemplar, 20 recensioner
The Life of Thomas More (1998) 1,198 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination (2002) 1,142 exemplar, 12 recensioner
London Under (2011) 954 exemplar, 50 recensioner
Blake (1995) 922 exemplar, 12 recensioner
Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem (1994) 889 exemplar, 22 recensioner
CHATTERTON (1987) 886 exemplar, 16 recensioner
Thames: Sacred River (2007) 877 exemplar, 15 recensioner
The Lambs of London (2004) 864 exemplar, 38 recensioner
The Clerkenwell Tales (2003) 822 exemplar, 24 recensioner
The House of Doctor Dee (1993) 822 exemplar, 20 recensioner
Dickens (1990) 775 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Venice: Pure City (2009) 625 exemplar, 11 recensioner
The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein (2008) 567 exemplar, 40 recensioner
The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling (2009) 541 exemplar, 10 recensioner
The Plato Papers (1999) 494 exemplar, 13 recensioner
T.S. Eliot: A Life (1984) 473 exemplar, 5 recensioner
English Music (1992) 461 exemplar, 4 recensioner
First Light (1989) 456 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Oscar Wildes sista testamente (1983) 427 exemplar, 5 recensioner
The Fall of Troy (2006) 403 exemplar, 14 recensioner
The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend (2010) — Författare — 379 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Milton in America (1996) 365 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Poe: A Life Cut Short (2008) 365 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Chaucer (2005) 319 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Dickens (abridged) (1994) 271 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Dickens: Public Life and Private Passion (2002) 257 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Great Fire of London (1982) 198 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Collection (2001) 171 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life (2015) 171 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Newton (2006) 171 exemplar, 9 recensioner
J.M.W. Turner (2005) 159 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life (2014) 142 exemplar
The English Ghost (2010) 139 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Three Brothers (2013) 137 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Wilkie Collins (2012) 133 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Illustrated London (2003) 88 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Mr Cadmus (2020) 79 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Ezra Pound (1981) 66 exemplar
Escape from Earth (2004) 66 exemplar
Dickens' London: An Imaginative Vision (1987) 61 exemplar, 1 recension
The Beginning (2003) 57 exemplar
Cities of Blood (2004) 53 exemplar
Introduction to Dickens (1991) 46 exemplar, 1 recension
The Diversions of Purley (1987) 38 exemplar, 1 recension
Kingdom of the Dead (2004) 36 exemplar, 1 recension
A Traveller's Companion to London (2004) 33 exemplar, 1 recension
Colors of London: A History (2022) 31 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Ancient Rome (2005) 31 exemplar
London: The Concise Biography (2016) 29 exemplar
Ancient Greece (2005) 26 exemplar
Ezra Pound and his world (1980) 25 exemplar
The Mystery of Charles Dickens (2002) 12 exemplar
Blitz (2016) 7 exemplar
London Lickpenny (1973) 6 exemplar
Country Life (1978) 5 exemplar
P.E.N. new fiction I (1984) 3 exemplar, 1 recension
Dickens [2002 miniseries] (2002) 2 exemplar
Dickens (dvd) 1 exemplar

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The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics) (1827) — Förord, vissa utgåvor1,324 exemplar, 6 recensioner
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Allmänna fakta

Vedertaget namn
Ackroyd, Peter
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Ackroyd, Peter Warwick
Födelsedag
1949-10-05
East Acton, London
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
Födelseort
East Acton, Middlesex, England, UK
Bostadsorter
London, England, UK
Utbildning
Clare College, University of Cambridge (MA|1971)
Yale University (Mellon Fellow 1972-1973)
St. Benedict's School, Ealing
Yrken
novelist
biographer
tv writer/presenter
poet
historian
critic
Relationer
Kuhn, Brian (partner)
Organisationer
The Spectator
The Times
Priser och utmärkelser
Mellon Fellow
British Book Award (1991)
Commander, Order of the British Empire (2003)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature (1984)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1998)
Whitbread Prize for Biography (1984) (visa alla 7)
Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2006)
Agent
Sheil Land Associates Ltd
Kort biografi
Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, broadcaster, biographer, poet and historian. He is the author of London Under and the bestselling London: The Biography and Thames: Sacred River. He has won a number of accolades including the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature’s William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award. He holds a CBE for services to literature (The Browser).

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Diskussioner

Group Read: Peter Ackroyd - History of England series i 2015 Category Challenge (juli 2018)
1001 Group Read - January, 2013: Hawksmoor i 1001 Books to read before you die (augusti 2013)

Recensioner

 
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cjordan916 | 9 andra recensioner | Jul 16, 2024 |
A really interesting interpretation. The prose translation was excellent, if a little foul-mouthed at times. Then again, Chaucer was a bit dirty in the writing. I appreciated that Ackroyd tossed out some of the really, really dull bits, and wished he would have do that a little more. It doesn't replace the original, certainly, but is a great resource.
 
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Library_Guard | 23 andra recensioner | Jun 17, 2024 |
Lightly based on the lives of Charles and his sister Mary Lamb (you know the ones: of 'Tales from Shakespeare' fame, this is nevertheless fiction. It's an account of how Mary emerges from her limited life of domesticity upon meeting young antiquarian William Ireland. Ireland has apparently made discoveries of his own: and found among a patron's papers a hitherto unknown play by William Shakespeare no less. What happens next? You'll have to read it to find out. But en route you'll be absorbed into the life of 19th century London, and will puzzle to disentangle fact from fiction. All whilst having a jolly good read.… (mer)
 
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Margaret09 | 37 andra recensioner | Apr 15, 2024 |
This is more of a Cliff Notes style approach to history than the books by Dan Jones. If you just want a basic history of England, without too much detail, this would be a good book for it.
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sawcat | 30 andra recensioner | Apr 8, 2024 |

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Verk
83
Även av
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Medlemmar
28,967
Popularitet
#689
Betyg
4.0
Recensioner
648
ISBN
733
Språk
25
Favoritmärkt
79

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