Chaplin: A Life by Stephen WeissmanChaplin: A Life by Stephen Weissman

Chaplin: A Life

byStephen Weissman

Paperback | November 1, 2011

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“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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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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Title:Chaplin: A LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 6.1 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:ArcadeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611450403

ISBN - 13:9781611450408

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"Always provocative and at times heart-wrenching . . . an important addition to an understanding of my father's genius and art."