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  • Hawksmoor
  • Жанр: Современная проза
  • In recent years serial killer novels and films have become something of a cliche. It's a genre which has been done to death with only a few works standing above the herd. So Hawksmoor was a very refreshing change. A novel set in London, with two threads, one in the 1800's and one in contemporary times. The novel opens in the period following the Great Fire of London, with one Nicholas Dyer, an assistant surveyor in scotland yard who eventually becomes an apprentice to Christopher Wren. He is commissioned to rebuilt the lost churches of London. In the present ...

  • La Conjura de Dominus
  • Жанр: Современная проза
  • En el año 1399 circulan rumores apocalípticos por un Londres en un momento de terrible agitación. El convento de Santa María y el priorato de los caballeros templarios se comunican por un túnel subterráneo, el mismo en el que sor Clarisa vino al mundo. La joven novicia se ha convertido en centro de polémica por sus vaticinios, siendo considerada por unos una santa y por otros una simple loca. Una serie de acontecimientos extraños unidos a un cadáver, contribuirán a aumentar la inquietud de los habitantes de Londres y la secta de Dominus empieza a ir de boca en boca.Sobre la base estructural de Los cuentos de Canterbury, y con el exhaustivo conocimiento de los bajos fondos londinenses, Peter Ackroyd ha creado una expléndida novela en la que la truculencia y el misterio arrastran al lector desde los primeros compases.


  • Los Lamb de Londres
  • Жанр: Современная проза
  • Esta es la historia de una familia londinense, los Lamb, poco conocida en España pero cuya importancia en la recuperación y valorización de Shakespeare es indiscutible.Charles Lamb intenta hacerse un sitio en la sociedad literaria del siglo XIX (al tiempo que frecuenta en exceso los pubs), y Mary busca el modo de huir de una casa en la que convive con unos progenitores al borde de la locura. La pasión que comparten por la obra de Shakespeare es para ambos un perfecto modo de evasión. Sin embargo, cuando un joven y ambicioso librero les asegura haber encontrado diversos manuscritos de Shakespeare e incluso una obra teatral inédita, se sumergen en una estremecedora investigación que les puede llevar a la inmortalidad o al más estrepitoso de los ridículos.Peter Ackroyd nos recrea con todo lujo de detalles, el ambiente literario y la sociedad del Londres del siglo XIX en esta intersante novela.


  • The Canterbury Tales - A Retelling
  • Жанр: Современная проза
  • Ackroyd's retelling of Chaucer's classic isn't exactly like the Ethan Hawke'd film version of Hamlet, but it's not altogether different, either. Noting in his introduction that the source material is as close to a contemporary novel as Wells Cathedral is to an apartment block, Ackroyd translates the original verse into clean and enjoyable prose that clears up the roadblocks readers could face in tackling the classic. The Knight's Tale, the first of 24 stories, sets the pace by removing distracting tics but keeping those that are characteristic, if occasionally cringe-inducing, like the narrator's insistence on lines like, Well. Enough of ...

  • The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
  • Жанр: Современная проза
  • Peter Ackroyd's imagination dazzles in this brilliant novel written in the voice of Victor Frankenstein himself. Mary Shelley and Shelley are characters in the novel.It was at Oxford that I first met Bysshe. We arrived at our college on the same day; confusing to a mere foreigner, it is called University College. I had seen him from my window and had been struck by his auburn locks.The long-haired poet – 'Mad Shelley' – and the serious-minded student from Switzerland spark each other's interest in the new philosophy of science which is overturning long-cherished beliefs. Perhaps there is ...


  • Venice: Pure City
  • Жанр: История
  • With , Peter Ackroyd is at his most magical and magisterial, presenting a glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of the ultimate city. “Ackroyd provides a history of and meditation on the actual and imaginary Venice in a volume as opulent and paradoxical as the city itself. . . . How Ackroyd deftly catalogues the overabundance of the city’s real and literary tropes and touchstones is itself a kind of tribute to , as Venice is called, and his seductive voice is elegant and elegiac. The resulting book is, like Venice, something rich, labyrinthine and unique that makes itself and its subject both ...