My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin

My Autobiography

byCharles Chaplin, David Robinson

Kobo ebook | April 24, 2003

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Born into a theatrical family, Chaplin's father died of drink while his mother, unable to bear the poverty, suffered from bouts of insanity, Chaplin embarked on a film-making career which won him immeasurable success, as well as intense controversy. His extraordinary autobiography was first published in 1964 and was written almost entirely without reference to documentation - simply as an astonishing feat of memory by a 75 year old man. It is an incomparably vivid reconstruction of a poor London childhood, the music hall and then his prodigious life in the movies.

Title:My AutobiographyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 24, 2003Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141912499

ISBN - 13:9780141912493


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A timely surprise So much to love and admire about this man and his work. The instinctive love I had for him as a child is reinforced in so many ways in reading his own slightly florid account of his life. Especially remarkable is how some of his political observations of America in the 30's and 40's would require so little modification to be apropos to contemporary U.S. politics.
Date published: 2013-07-27