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By Peter Ackroyd

ISBN-10: 0385497725

ISBN-13: 9780385497725

ISBN-10: 0385497733

ISBN-13: 9780385497732

together with his attribute enthusiasm and erudition, Peter Ackroyd follows his acclaimed London: A Biography with an encouraged inspect the center and the background of the English mind's eye. to inform the tale of its evolution, Ackroyd levels throughout literature and portray, philosophy and technological know-how, structure and song, from Anglo-Saxon occasions to the twentieth-century. contemplating what's such a lot English approximately artists as various as Chaucer, William Hogarth, Benjamin Britten and Viriginia Woolf, Ackroyd identifies a bunch of occasionally contradictory parts: pragmatism and whimsy, blood and gore, a keenness for the prior, a get pleasure from eccentricity, and lots more and plenty extra. a super, attractive and sometimes brilliant narrative, Albion reveals the manifold nature of English genius.

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