By David Robinson
Publish yr note: First post by way of McGraw-Hill version, 1985
David Robinson's definitive and huge biography of Charlie Chaplin, the best icon within the heritage of cinema, who lived probably the most dramatic rags to riches tales ever told.
Chaplin's lifestyles used to be marked by way of remarkable contrasts: the kid of London slums who turned a multimillionaire; the on-screen clown who used to be a pushed perfectionist in the back of the digital camera; the adulated superstar who publicly fell from grace after own and political scandal. This engrossing and definitive paintings, written with complete entry to Chaplin's information, tells the total tale of a super, advanced man.
David Robinson is a celebrated movie critic and historian who wrote for the days and the monetary occasions for numerous a long time. His many books comprise international Cinema, Hollywood within the Twenties and Buster Keaton.
'A marvellous ebook . . . not likely ever to be surpassed' Spectator
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'One of the good cinema books; a labour of affection and a well suited achievement' Variety
'One of these addictive biographies within which you begin through taking a look within the index for goods that curiosity you . . . and as sunrise breaks you're interpreting the ebook from disguise to cover' Financial Times
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