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Albion: The History of the British Imagination

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With his characteristic enthusiasm and erudition, Peter Ackroyd follows his acclaimed London: A Biography with an inspired look into the heart and the history of the English imagination. To tell the story of its evolution, Ackroyd ranges across literature and painting, philosophy and science, architecture and music, from Anglo-Saxon times to the twentieth-century. Considering what is most English about artists as diverse as Chaucer, William Hogarth, Benjamin Britten and Viriginia Woolf, Ackroyd identifies a host of sometimes contradictory elements: pragmatism and whimsy, blood and gore, a passion for the past, a delight in eccentricity, and much more. A brilliant, engaging and often surprising narrative, Albion reveals the manifold nature of English genius.

About the Author

Peter Ackroyd is the author of biographies of Dickens, Blake, and Thomas More, and of the bestselling London: The Biography. He has won the Whitbread Book Award for Biography, the Royal Society of Literatures William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, The Guardian Fiction prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the South Bank Award for Literature. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385497732
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
history;england;literature;non-fiction;culture;britain;cultural history;literary criticism;english;british;english history;criticism;art;british history;social history;peter ackroyd;literary history;great britain;imagination;fiction;cultural studies;engli
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PAGES COLOR and 32 HALFTONES
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.02x5.26x1.17 in. 1.18 lbs.

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