Download or read book The Flanders Panel written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Flanders Panel written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2004-06-07 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A sleek, sophisticated, madly clever chamber mystery” from the international bestselling author—the basis for the film Uncovered starring Kate Beckinsale (The New York Times Book Review). A fifteenth-century painting by a Flemish master is about to be auctioned when Julia, a young art restorer, discovers a peculiar inscription hidden in a corner: Who killed the knight? In the painting, the Duke of Flanders and his knight are locked in a game of chess, and a dark lady lurks mysteriously in the background. Julia is determined to solve the five-hundred-year-old murder, but as she begins to look for clues, several of her friends in the art world are brutally murdered in quick succession. Messages left with the bodies suggest a crucial connection between the chess game in the painting, the knight’s murder, the sordid underside of the contemporary art world, and the latest deaths. Just when all of the players in the mystery seem to be pawns themselves, events race toward a shocking conclusion. A thriller like no other, The Flanders Panel presents a tantalizing puzzle for any connoisseur of mystery, chess, art, and history. “A beguiling puzzle—a game within a game within a game—solved in perplexing but entertaining fashion.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “For mystery fans who yearn for literate, intelligent, sophisticated whodunits, Spanish author Pérez-Reverte’s highly acclaimed story fills the bill perfectly . . . An inventive plot, gripping suspense, fascinatingly complex characters, and innovative incorporation of art, literature, and music will enthrall readers looking for something a little different.”—Booklist “This intelligent mystery . . . comes up with a satisfying twist at the end.”—Library Journal
|Author||: O. Classe|
|Publisher||: Taylor & Francis|
|Release Date||: 2000|
|ISBN 10||: 1884964362|
|Pages||: 930 pages|
|Rating||: 4.9/5 (643 users)|
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English A L written by O. Classe and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2000 with total page 930 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes articles about translations of the works of specific authors and also more general topics pertaining to literary translation.
Download or read book Crime Fiction written by John Scaggs and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a lively introduction to what is both a wide-ranging and hugely popular literary genre. Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for all those studying crime fiction.
Download or read book Metalepsis in Popular Culture written by Karin Kukkonen and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2011 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When readers become victims of the murder mysteries they are immersed in, when superheroes embark on a quest to challenge their authors or when the fictional rock band Gorillaz flirt with Madonna during their performance, then metalepsis in popular culture occurs. Metalepsis describes the transgression of the boundary between the fictional world and (a representation of) the real world. This volume establishes a transmedial definition of metalepsis and explores the phenomenon in twelve case studies across media and genres of popular culture: from film, TV series, animated cartoons, graphic novels and popular fiction to pop music, music videos, holographic projections and fan cultures. Narrative studies have considered metalepsis so far largely as a phenomenon of postmodern or avant-garde literature. Metalepsis in Popular Culture investigates metalepsis' ties to the popular and traces its transmedial importance through a wealth of examples from the turn of the 20th century to this day. The articles also address larger issues such as readerly immersion, the appeal of complexity in popular culture, or the negotiation of fiction and reality in media, and invite readers to rethink these issues through the prism of metalepsis.
Download or read book Queen of the South written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-05-31 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The international bestseller that inspired the must-watch drama on USA Network starring Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza. From “master of the intellectual thriller” Arturo Pérez-Reverte, a remarkable tale, spanning decades and continents—from the dusty streets of Mexico to the sparkling waters off the coast of Morocco, to the Strait of Gibraltar and Spain—in a story encompassing sensuality and cruelty, love and betrayal, and life and death. Teresa Mendoza's boyfriend is a drug smuggler who the narcos of Sinaloa, Mexico, call "the king of the short runway," because he can get a plane full of coke off the ground in three hundred yards. But in a ruthless business, life can be short, and Teresa even has a special cell phone that Guero gave her along with a dark warning. If that phone rings, it means he's dead, and she'd better run, because they're coming for her next. Then the call comes. In order to survive, she will have to say goodbye to the old Teresa, an innocent girl who once entrusted her life to a pinche narco smuggler. She will have to find inside herself a woman who is tough enough to inhabit a world as ugly and dangerous as that of the narcos-a woman she never before knew existed. Indeed, the woman who emerges will surprise even those who know her legend, that of the Queen of the South.
Download or read book Why Literary Periods Mattered written by Ted Underwood and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2013-07-24 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the mid-nineteenth century, the study of English literature began to be divided into courses that surveyed discrete "periods." Since that time, scholars' definitions of literature and their rationales for teaching it have changed radically. But the periodized structure of the curriculum has remained oddly unshaken, as if the exercise of contrasting one literary period with another has an importance that transcends the content of any individual course. Why Literary Periods Mattered explains how historical contrast became central to literary study, and why it remained institutionally central in spite of critical controversy about literature itself. Organizing literary history around contrast rather than causal continuity helped literature departments separate themselves from departments of history. But critics' long reliance on a rhetoric of contrasted movements and fateful turns has produced important blind spots in the discipline. In the twenty-first century, Underwood argues, literary study may need digital technology in particular to develop new methods of reasoning about gradual, continuous change.
Download or read book The Painter Of Battles written by Arturo Perez-Reverte and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-03-19 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A compelling tale of art, love and war... A man lives alone in a watchtower by the sea. On the circular walls of the tower he is painting a grand mural - the timeless landscape of a battle. He is a former war photographer, and the painting is his attempt to capture the photo he was never able to take; to encapsulate, in an instant, the meaning of war. But one day a stranger knocks on his door and announces that he has come to kill him. The man is a shadow from his past, one of the myriad faces of war, and now the consequences of his actions are brought home to him. As the novel progresses, the story of both the soldier and the artist emerge, entwined with a doomed love affair, and the progress of a painting that is infused with the history of art. Intense and turbulent this is a book about art, war, love and the human capacity for both violence and empathy. It asks very profound questions about human nature and the role of the artist, but it is also has the intensity of a psychological thriller as the painter trades stories with the man who has come to kill him - like the Knight playing chess with Death in the Seventh Seal....
Download or read book The Fencing Master written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and published by HMH. This book was released on 2004-06-07 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A taut, elegant mystery” set against the historical backdrop of nineteenth-century Madrid (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). It is 1868; Spain teeters on the brink of revolution. Jaime Astarloa is a master fencer of the old school, priding himself on the precision, dignity, and honor of his ancient art. His friends spend their days in cafes discussing plots at court, but Jaime’s obsession is to perfect the irresistible sword thrust. Then Adela de Otero, violet-eyed and enigmatic, appears at his door. When Jaime takes her on as a pupil he finds himself embroiled in dark political intrigue against which his old-fashioned values are no protection. “A delightful period whodunit” (USA Today), The Fencing Master “succeeds admirably as both a vivid picture of an unfamiliar culture and as high, sophisticated entertainment” (Kirkus Reviews).
Download or read book The Queen of the South written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Club Dumas written by Arturo Perez-Reverte and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2006-05-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 International Bestseller"A thriller of marvelous intricacy" (The New York Times Book Review), The Club Dumas is a provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure.Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world."Erudite, funny, loopy, brilliant...action-adventure spied with dollops of idiosyncrasy — and some very good talk."—The Philadelphia Inquirer
Download or read book Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007 written by and published by . This book was released on 2008-02 with total page 2996 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Contemporary Authors written by Scot Peacock and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 1998-06 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®. Authors in this volume include: Patricia Choa Jacob Epstein Julie Kavanagh Sharon Thesen
Download or read book The King s Gold written by Arturo Perez-Reverte and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this fourth instalment, Captain Alatriste becomes involved in a mission to save the King of Spain's gold... Swashbuckling adventure and high octane action. The year is 1626, and a battle-weary Captain Alatriste and his companions sail home from the on-going war in Flanders. He returns to a Spain that is rotten to the core, as gold from the Americas floods into the port of Seville, brought by the country's infamous treasure fleet. As various factions within the Court vie for supremacy, certain interests are creaming off undeclared profits from the galleons' cargo, thus depriving the royal treasury of its lifeblood. Indeed some of the booty is finding its way into the hands of the same rebel provinces Spain is fighting to suppress. The King and his most trusted advisor, the Count-Duke Olivares, have become aware of one such plot and have decided to teach the perpetrator a lesson. Once more, they must call upon Captain Alatriste's blade in a dangerous adventure that will bring the captain face to face with his nemesis, and with a ruthless man who has designs on the throne...
Download or read book The Sun Over Breda written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-06-24 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third swashbuckling adventure in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series. Fifteen-year-old Iñigo Balboa enlists to serve as his master’s aide, and narrates their further adventures of swordplay and skirmishes, mutiny and wartime honor, as Captain Alatriste rejoins his Cartagena regiment to take part in the battles and siege of Breda. In Spain, Alatriste’s nemesis, Luis de Alquézar, grows more powerful, as Iñigo’s mysterious friend Angélica hints at some plans upon his return. Once again the exploits of the seventeenth-century mercenary will thrill and delight the legions of readers eager to cheer a hero for the ages.
Download or read book The Club Dumas written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2006 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lucas Corso's search for the original copy of a book of the occult takes him from Madrid to Paris and into a secret society of antiquarians.
Download or read book Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature written by Anne Marie Hacht and published by Gale Cengage. This book was released on 2009 with total page 588 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.