Chaplin: A Life

Chaplin: A Life

by Stephen Weissman
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Chaplin: A Life by Stephen Weissman


“Chaplin is arguably the single most important artist produced by the cinema,” wrote film critic Andrew Sarris. Born in London in 1889, Charlie Chaplin grew up in dire poverty. Severe alcoholism cut short his father’s flourishing career, and his beloved mother first lost her voice, then her mind, to syphilis. How did this poor, lonely child, committed to the Hanwell School for the Orphaned and Destitute, become such an extraordinary comedian, known and celebrated worldwide? Dr. Stephen M. Weissman brilliantly illuminates both the screen legend himself and the turbulent era that shaped him.

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ISBN-13: 9781611450408
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,132,864
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Stephen Weissman, MD, is a practicing psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at George Washington University. He is also the author of His Brother’s Keeper: A Psychobiography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Chaplin: A Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor charlie died on christmas