By David Robinson
David Robinson's definitive and huge biography of Charlie Chaplin, the best icon within the heritage of cinema, who lived essentially the most dramatic rags to riches tales ever instructed.
Chaplin's existence was once marked by means of striking contrasts: the kid of London slums who grew to become a multimillionaire; the on-screen clown who was once a pushed perfectionist at the back of the digicam; 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 entire tale of an excellent, complicated man.
David Robinson is a celebrated movie critic and historian who wrote for The Times and the Financial Times for numerous many years. His many books comprise global Cinema, Hollywood within the Twenties and Buster Keaton.
'A marvellous ebook . . . not likely ever to be exceeded' Spectator
'I can't think how somebody may well write a greater publication at the nice complicated topic . . . movingly enjoyable, awesomely thorough and profoundly respectful' Sunday Telegraph
'One of the nice cinema books; a labour of affection and a appropriate success' Variety
'One of these addictive biographies during which you begin by way of taking a look within the index for goods that curiosity you . . . and as sunrise breaks you are analyzing the publication from hide to hide' Financial Times
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