Charlie Chaplin's Last Dance (Paperback)
  • Charlie Chaplin's Last Dance (Paperback)
zoom

Charlie Chaplin's Last Dance (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
£12.99
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 03/04/2014
  • Temporarily unavailable

Currently unavailable

Email me when available

Stay one step ahead and let us notify you when this item is next available to order

'A day without laughter is a day wasted.' It is Christmas Day when Charlie Chaplin receives a visit from Death. The great actor is 82 years old, but not yet ready to face the final curtain. Desperate to see his teenage son grow up, the actor strikes a deal: if he manages to make Death laugh, he will win an extra year of life. As he awaits his final, fatal encounter, Chaplin composes an impassioned letter to his son, in which he attempts to tell him about his past, from his impoverished childhood in England (with an alcoholic father and a mother who went mad) to the heights of success on the silver screen in America, via stints in the circus and vaudeville, and odd jobs as a newspaper hawker, printer, boxer and embalmer. As well as being the story of the evolution of a comic genius, this is the story of the evolution of cinema and how a beam of light on a white screen fired the imagination of an entire nation. As in his silent films, Charlie's adventures are simultaneously tragic and comic. The narrative flickers at a frenetic clip from false starts and early failures to eventual triumph in the magical moment when - before the eyes of a stupefied film crew - Charlie became the Tramp: with a little moustache, a shuffling slantwise walk, a cane and a dusty bowler hat, one of the most iconic figures of the golden age of cinema was born.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846275272
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 297 g
Dimensions: 216 x 137 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Spanish Love Deception
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Heatwave
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Book Lovers
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Daisy Jones and The Six
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Book of Form and Emptiness
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Beautiful World, Where Are You
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Apples Never Fall
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Song of Achilles
Added to basket
A Fatal Crossing
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Oh William!
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Lincoln Highway
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
It Ends With Us
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
The Island of Missing Trees
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Secret History
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.