Ackroyd, Peter: Chatterton. First Edition/First Printing. *Signed*« back
This is a first edition and first printing of Chatterton by Peter Ackroyd, published by Hamish Hamilton in 1987.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
Signed by the author to the title page.
What is the mystery of thomas chatterton? a young poet and elderly female novelist try to decode the clues found within an eighteenth-century manuscript, only to discover that their investigation is disclosing other secrets for which there is no solution. But they are not alone in their quest: the mystery is being revivied in an earlier age, as in the mid- nineteenth century henry wallis paints his celebrated portrait of chatterton lying dead in an attic room. And chatterton himself, the young man who was described as the originator and inspiration of the romantic movement, steps forward with his own story of the events that happened in august 1770.