Buy Used
+ £1.80 delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Charlie Chaplin: The Art of Comedy ((New Horizons) Paperback – 22 Apr 1996

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, 22 Apr 1996
£34.04 £0.01
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd (22 April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500300631
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500300633
  • Package Dimensions: 17.2 x 12.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,890,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Amazon Review

Of the many books about Charlie Chaplin (1889--1977), among them the Tramp's own charming but evasive 1964 autobiography, this magisterial volume does by far the best job of detailing and analysing his genius as a filmmaker. Chaplin's widow allowed David Robinson to examine their personal archives in Switzerland, and he makes good use of this access in his meticulous descriptions of the movies that created the legend, including City Lights and Modern Times. Robinson is less interested in Chaplin's tumultuous personal life, skating rather lightly over the lawsuits and scandals that plagued his later years in the United States. No matter: Chaplin-lovers will find their understanding of his films enhanced; those unfamiliar with his artistry will learn why an actor-director whose greatest work was done before 1940 remains a key figure in the history of motion pictures. --Christine Buttery


Charlie Chaplin is well known for his films, but little is known about his private life. This biography tells of his childhood in the London music halls, his stardom in silent film, his work as writer, director and producer, and his often troubled private life.

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 2 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

29 January 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
15 November 2010
Format: Paperback
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
Cliente de Amazon
4.0 out of 5 starsgood book
16 July 2008 - Published on
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 stars100%!
19 July 2010 - Published on
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?