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By Ackroyd, Peter
Edgar Allan Poe began his literary career composing verses modelled on Byron. Poe has been claimed as the forerunner of modern fantasy. This biography of Poe opens with his end, his final days - no one knows what happened between the time when friends saw him off on the steam-boa...t to Baltimore and his discovery six days later dying in a tavern.Read more
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The first volume in Peter Ackroyd's stunning new six-part history of England, taking us from Stonehenge to the death of Henry VII
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The second volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful history of England: the Tudors
By Wilde, Oscar; Foreword by Ackroyd, Peter
Fascinated by the identity of the mysterious Mr W.H. to whom Shakespeare dedicated his sonnets, Oscar Wilde determined to prove to the world that it was in fact a gentleman by the name of Will Hughes.
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 deliver...s his crowning achievement.Read more
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