Chatterton by Peter Ackroyd audiobook

Chatterton

By Peter Ackroyd
Read by James Wilby

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10.12 Hours Unabridged
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Poet, forger, and genius, Thomas Chatterton died in 1770, aged eighteen. His death was thought to be suicide: But what really happened? Two hundred years later, Charles Wychwood and Harriet Scrope become obsessed with decoding the clues in an eighteenth-century manuscript. Their investigation raises some intriguing questions … A century before, as nineteenth-century artist Henry Wallis paints his celebrated portrait of Chatterton lying dead in an attic room, he, too, becomes fascinated by the mystery. Then Chatterton himself steps forward, with his own story …

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Summary

Poet, forger, and genius, Thomas Chatterton died in 1770, aged eighteen. His death was thought to be suicide: But what really happened?

Two hundred years later, Charles Wychwood and Harriet Scrope become obsessed with decoding the clues in an eighteenth-century manuscript. Their investigation raises some intriguing questions …

A century before, as nineteenth-century artist Henry Wallis paints his celebrated portrait of Chatterton lying dead in an attic room, he, too, becomes fascinated by the mystery. Then Chatterton himself steps forward, with his own story …

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intriguing plot, laced with mystery and a hint of possession (a favorite subject of Ackroyd’s), combines with a gallery of eccentric characters and some witty dialogue to produce this skillful, engaging, thought-provoking novel.” Library Journal
“Manifestly clever, darkly humorous…increasingly suspenseful, sometimes lyrical…cunningly complex.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Peter Ackroyd

Author Bio: Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd has written acclaimed biographies of T. S. Eliot, Dickens, Blake, and Sir Thomas More, as well as several successful novels. He has won the Whitbread Book Award for Biography, the Royal Society of Literature’s W. H. Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the South Bank Show Award for Literature.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English