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Drawing on an exceptional combination of skills as literary biographer, novelist, and chronicler of London history, Peter Ackroyd surely re-creates the world that shaped Shakespeare--and brings the playwright himself into unusually vivid focus. With characteristic narrative panache, Ackroyd immerses us in sixteenth-century Stratford and the rural landscape-the industry, the animals, even the flowers-that would appear in Shakespeares plays. He takes us through Shakespeares London neighborhood and the fertile, competitive theater world where he worked as actor and writer. He shows us Shakespeare as a businessman, and as a constant reviser of his writing. In joining these intimate details with profound intuitions about the playwright and his work, Ackroyd has produced an altogether engaging masterpiece.

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With his magisterial and ingenious re-creations of the lives of Chaucer, Dickens, T.S. Eliot, William Blake, and Sir Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd has long been recognized as today's foremost practitioner of the literary biography. Now, in "Shakespeare: The Biography," Ackroyd delivers his crowning achievement.With his magisterial and ingenious re-creations of the lives of Chaucer, Dickens, T.S. Eliot, William Blake, and Sir Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd has long been recognized as today's foremost practitioner of the literary biography. Now, in "Shakespeare: The Biography," Ackroyd delivers his crowning achievement.

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With his magisterial and ingenious re-creations of the lives of Chaucer, Dickens, T.S. Eliot, William Blake, and Sir Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd has long been recognized as today's foremost practitioner of the literary biography. Now, in "Shakespeare: The Biography," Ackroyd delivers his crowning achievement.

About the Author

Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. He achieved a Double First at Cambridge and studied in America at Yale as a Mellon Fellow. His first two publications were books of poetry; his first biography was about Ezra Pound and his first novel about Oscar Wilde. He is a successful novelist (drawing on history for most of his settings) and has written biographies of T.S. Eliot, Dickens, Blake and Thomas More. He has written and presented two TV series for the BBC (Dickens and London) and is the author of London: The Biography and Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400075980
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Early modern, 1500-1700
Subject:
Dramatists, English
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
biography;shakespeare;history;non-fiction;england;literature;16th century;theatre;drama;17th century;english;elizabethan;london;poetry;plays;renaissance;english literature;shakespeare biography;literary biography;uk
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP. COLOR; 9 ILLUS.
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1.2 in 1.3 lb

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"Synopsis" by , With his magisterial and ingenious re-creations of the lives of Chaucer, Dickens, T.S. Eliot, William Blake, and Sir Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd has long been recognized as today's foremost practitioner of the literary biography. Now, in "Shakespeare: The Biography," Ackroyd delivers his crowning achievement.With his magisterial and ingenious re-creations of the lives of Chaucer, Dickens, T.S. Eliot, William Blake, and Sir Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd has long been recognized as today's foremost practitioner of the literary biography. Now, in "Shakespeare: The Biography," Ackroyd delivers his crowning achievement.
"Synopsis" by , With his magisterial and ingenious re-creations of the lives of Chaucer, Dickens, T.S. Eliot, William Blake, and Sir Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd has long been recognized as today's foremost practitioner of the literary biography. Now, in "Shakespeare: The Biography," Ackroyd delivers his crowning achievement.

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