The Plato Papers

Author(s): Peter Ackroyd


Plato, the orator, summons the citizens of London on ritual occasions to impart the ancient history of their city. He dwells particulary on the unhappy era of Mouldwarp (AD 1500-2300), which existed before the dimming of the stars and the burning of the machines. But then he is put on trial.


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"Funny--insightful--scintillating." - "NOW"

"A marvellous fable for our times...funny, wise and strange.... Ackroyd has written what we always knew that he alone of his generation could produce: a timeless literary masterpiece." - A.N. Wilson

"Articulate, comic, wise, delicate, melancholy, exquisite...a carefully-pulsed breath of a book with an impact that sneaks into one's dreams." - "Independent"

"The pervasive presence of a London transformed by the mythical and magical possibilities of its distant past and its imagined future is one of the attractions [of "The Plato Papers"]." - "TLS"

General Fields

  • : 9780099289951
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : vinteb
  • : 0.118
  • : March 2000
  • : 200mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Ackroyd
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 138