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Articles tagged peter ackroyd

Sunday, February 8 2009

Poe: A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd

Poe can be credited with inventing the modern horror story, the modern detective story, and, possibly, the modern sci-fi story.


Monday, October 3 2005

Shakespeare: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd

Seemingly no kernel of isolated trivia or controversial factoid is small enough to escape the author's notice.


Wednesday, August 10 2005

Chaucer: Ackroyd’s Brief Lives by Peter Ackroyd

But we don't remember Chaucer for his contributions to English governance, we remember him as perhaps the single most significant architect of the modern English language.


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