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Charlie Chaplin

(2014)
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A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.

He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film. But what of the man behind the moustache? Peter Ackroyd's new biography turns the spotlight on Chaplin's life as well as his work, from his humble theatrical beginnings in music halls to winning an honorary Academy Award. Everything is here, from the glamor of his golden age to the murky scandals of the 1940s and eventual exile to Switzerland. There are charming anecdotes along the way: playing the violin in a New York hotel room to mask the sound of Stan Laurel frying pork chops and long Hollywood lunches with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. This masterful brief biography offers fresh revelations about one of the most familiar faces of the last century and brings the Little Tramp vividly to life.

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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life (Ackroyd's Brief Lives)
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-385-53737-9 / 978-0-385-53737-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Charlie Chaplin
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7011-6994-X / 978-0-7011-6994-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Charlie Chaplin
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-09-928756-0 / 978-0-09-928756-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Charlie Chaplin (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4712-9489-7 / 978-1-4712-9489-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Large Print
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4830-2473-3 / 978-1-4830-2473-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4830-2475-X / 978-1-4830-2475-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4830-2474-1 / 978-1-4830-2474-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life (Ackroyd's Brief Lives Book 5)
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Availability: Amazon