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My wonderful visit

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"A steak and kidney pie, influenza and a cablegram. There is the triple alliance that is responsible fo the whole thing." These are the first lines of Charlie Chaplin's personal memoir of his visit to Europe. Discover how this triple alliance helps him decide to play hookey after seven years in Hollywood and travel with him to Great Britian, Germany and France. After readi ...more
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Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un beau voyage

Ce livre est le compte rendu du célèbre acteur comique Hollywoodien du XXe siècle, Charlie Chaplin, alors qu'il entame un tour du monde au début des années 30, alors que la crise économique, le chômage et la misère frappent le monde de plein fouet.

Il se rend d'abord en Angleterre, pays de son enfance, où il a vécu une enfance pas très heureuse, et connu des débuts difficile, avant d'émigrer en Amérique et de connaître une réussite fulgurante. Ses
May 16, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Charlie Chaplin
The story of Chaplin describing his trip to Europe is very eye-opening because it shows just what his thought-process is really like. Many individuals would claim that a comedian sees the world for what it is, but most don't realize that in order to be funny, they must see the world for what is really is, in order to make fun of it.

Charlie Chaplin's introspection was a lot deeper than expected in this book. I originally took him as a man who took life for what it is and enjoyed it. He did that a
Apr 01, 2013 Laura marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: 3Ms, Kim, Jeannette
Shelves: e-books, gutenberg
Free download available at Project Gutenberg
May 01, 2013 Nicola rated it really liked it
Dieses Buch kann man sich kostenlos und legal bei Project Gutenberg herunterladen.

Großartig! Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob ich nicht besser hätte 5 Sterne vergeben sollen, aber 4 Sterne werden dem Buch auf jeden Fall gerecht. Gäbe es Project Gutenberg nicht, hätte ich wahrscheinlich nie herausgefunden, dass dieses Buch überhaupt existiert. Und es ist wundervoll! Ich weiß nicht, wie viel in dem Chaplin in dem Buch beschönigt hat (wie weit seine Selbstzensur geht, wie sehr er sich in einem bestimmt
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Apr 01, 2016 Marisa Fernandes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"A minha viagem pela Europa" refere-se, como o próprio título indica, à viagem realizada por Charlie Chaplin, em 1922, com o intuito de vir passar férias à Europa e visitar Londres, após sete anos de intenso trabalho em Hollywood.

Procurando passar despercebido e no anonimato, coisa que só poucas vezes consegue atingir com sucesso, Chaplin conta-nos o que vê, faz, com quem se encontra e que sente quando regressa à cidade de Londres e ao local onde nasceu, fazendo o mesmo relativamente à sua pass
Jan 23, 2013 Diana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O livro é lindo.

O Charlie Chaplin mostra-se tão humano e expressa tantas emoções e pensamentos que é quase possível esquecer a figura engraçada do homem conhecido pelo seu chapéu, bigode, bengala e sapatos. Interroga-se sobre o que se passa à sua volta e quem são as pessoas que o rodeiam com uma ligeireza educada e sempre com o maior respeito e admiração, raramente as julgando. Olha para os principais problemas da sociedade (bastante actuais mesmo 100 anos mais tarde), reconhecendo-os e admitind
Somehow, in the last few weeks I saw this book recommended on the internet somewhere as a MUST READ.

It was interesting enough but...I didn't feel like I was robbed of great pleasure for having not read it previously.

It sounds like it was dictated (no pun intended, I swear) straight out of his brain. Something about the book reminded me of Chris Difford's blog postings. I even read the book hearing Difford's voice in my head. Difford is far more clever and witty than Chaplain, but something about
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Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comedian actor and film director. Chaplin became one of the most famous actors as well as a notable filmmaker, composer and musician in the early to mid Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. He was famous also for his great sense of humor and slapstick comedy skills.
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“Um homem não pode regressar. Ele pensa que sim, mas outras coisas se passaram na sua vida. Tem novas ideias, novos amigos e novas ligações. Não pertence ao seu passado, excepto pelo facto de que o passado terá deixado, talvez, marcas nele.” 3 likes
“Seriamos grandes amigos se ele não fosse um advogado e tenho a certeza de que deve haver momentos em que é uma companhia maravilhosa. Talvez o despeça para depois nos conhecermos melhor.” 2 likes
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