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The Da Vinci Code (The Young Adult Adaptation)

By Dan Brown
  • ISBN Code: : 1524715840
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Dan Brown’s mega-bestseller is now available for a new generation of readers. This young adult adaptation is the perfect way to get ready for Origin, the latest novel featuring the character Robert Langdon. It will remind fans everywhere why the New York Times calls The Da Vinci Code “blockbuster perfection.” Includes over twenty color photos showing important locations, landmarks, and artwork, taking readers from Paris to London and beyond! The greatest conspiracy of the past two thousand years is about to unravel. Robert Langdon, professor of religious symbology at Harvard, is in Paris to give a lecture. At the reception that follows, he is scheduled to meet with a revered curator from the world-famous Louvre museum. But the curator never shows up, and later that night Langdon is awakened by authorities and told that the curator has been found dead. He is then taken to the Louvre—the scene of the crime—where he finds out that baffling clues have been left behind. Thus begins a race against time, as Robert Langdon becomes a suspect and, with the help of French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, must decipher a mystifying trail of clues that the two come to realize have been left specifically for them. If Robert and Sophie cannot solve the puzzle in time, an ancient truth could be lost forever—and they themselves might end up as collateral damage. Praise for the adult edition of The Da Vinci Code “WOW . . . Blockbuster perfection. An exhilaratingly brainy thriller. Not since the advent of Harry Potter has an author so flagrantly delighted in leading readers on a breathless chase and coaxing them through hoops.”—The New York Times “A new master of smart thrills. A pulse-quickening, brain-teasing adventure.”—People

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Da Vinci Code with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, a global bestseller that has been the object of many controversies. In this esoteric thriller, readers follow Robert Langdon, a university professor, as he unravels the course of history to unveil the mystery of the Holy Grail, in a gripping chase that leads him from secret societies to religious conspiracies. It has faced great controversy due to its religious references and has been denounced by many Christians as an attack on Catholicism. Nonetheless, it is a global literary phenomenon and has been translated into 44 languages as well as being adapted for the big screen. Brown's novels are all thrillers in which the action plays out over 24-hours, making for an excited and fast-paced read. Find out everything you need to know about The Da Vinci Code in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Der Da Vinci Code

By Dan Brown
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  • Publisher : BASTEI LÜBBE
  • Book Code : 373254933X
  • Total of Pages : 493
  • Category : Fiction
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Auf der Suche nach dem Da Vinci Code ... Robert Langdon ist Symbolforscher und lehrt als Professor an der Harvard Universität in Cambridge. Als er beruflich nach Paris reist, wird er dort in einen seltsamen Fall verstrickt. Mitten in der Nacht erhält er einen Anruf, dass der Museumsdirektor des Louvre, mit dem er für diesen Abend verabredet war, ermordet wurde. Zwar bittet die Polizei Langdon um seine Unterstützung, da sich am Tatort seltsame Symbole und Zeichen befinden, allerdings ist er selbst schon mitten ins Fadenkreuz der Ermittler geraten. Zusammen mit der Verschlüsslungsexpertin Sophie Neveu entkommt er der Polizei und folgt Saunières versteckten Hinweisen, die auf eine noch viel größere Verschwörung deuten. Schon längst ist ihm nicht mehr nur die Polizei auf den Fersen ...

Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers

By Sarah Churchwell,Thomas Ruys Smith
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1441145885
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 778
  • Pdf File: must-read.pdf

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What is it about certain books that makes them bestsellers? Why do some of these books remain popular for centuries, and others fade gently into obscurity? And why is it that when scholars do turn their attention to bestsellers, they seem only to be interested in the same handful of blockbusters, when so many books that were once immensely popular remain under-examined? Addressing those and other equally pressing questions about popular literature, Must Read is the first scholarly collection to offer both a survey of the evolution of American bestsellers as well as critical readings of some of the key texts that have shaped the American imagination since the nation's founding. Focusing on a mix of enduring and forgotten bestsellers, the essays in this collection consider 18th and 19th century works, like Charlotte Temple or Ben-Hur, that were once considered epochal but are now virtually ignored; 20th century favorites such as The Sheik and Peyton Place; and 21st century blockbusters including the novels of Nicholas Sparks, The Kite Runner, and The Da Vinci Code.

Outsider Theory

By Jonathan Eburne
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  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Book Code : 1452958254
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : History
  • Members : 209
  • Pdf File: outsider-theory.pdf

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A vital and timely reminder that modern life owes as much to outlandish thinking as to dominant ideologies What do the Nag Hammadi library, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, speculative feminist historiography, Marcus Garvey’s finances, and maps drawn by asylum patients have in common? Jonathan P. Eburne explores this question as never before in Outsider Theory, a timely book about outlandish ideas. Eburne brings readers on an adventure in intellectual history that stresses the urgency of taking seriously—especially in an era of fake news—ideas that might otherwise be discarded or regarded as errant, unfashionable, or even unreasonable. Examining the role of such thinking in contemporary intellectual history, Eburne challenges the categorical demarcation of good ideas from flawed, wild, or bad ones, addressing the surprising extent to which speculative inquiry extends beyond the work of professional intellectuals to include that of nonprofessionals as well, whether amateurs, unfashionable observers, or the clinically insane. Considering the work of a variety of such figures—from popular occult writers and gnostics to so-called outsider artists and pseudoscientists—Eburne argues that an understanding of its circulation and recirculation is indispensable to the history of ideas. He devotes close attention to ideas and texts usually omitted from or marginalized within orthodox histories of literary modernism, critical theory, and continental philosophy, yet which have long garnered the critical attention of specialists in religion, science studies, critical race theory, and the history of the occult. In doing so he not only sheds new light on a fascinating body of creative thought but also proposes new approaches for situating contemporary humanities scholarship within the history of ideas. However important it might be to protect ourselves from “bad” ideas, Outsider Theory shows how crucial it is for us to know how and why such ideas have left their impression on modern-day thinking and continue to shape its evolution.

Mysteries and Secrets of the Templars

By Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1550029894
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Unsolved mysteries surround the remarkable men known as the Templars. Their ancient origins go back much further than their well-known adventures in the Middle East in the twelfth century. They knew that ancient secrets were waiting to be rediscovered and, perhaps, reactivated. They could generate labyrinthine codes - and decipher those that others had created in the remote past. But no real understanding of Templarism is possible without examining what became of their noble order after the treacherous attack of 1307. King Philip le Bel did not succeed in destroying all Templars - many escaped, including their fleet. Where did they go? Where are they now? What are their continuing purposes today?

Da Vinci Notebooks

By Leonardo da Vinci
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  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Book Code : 1847654037
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 112
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A dazzling array of invention, insight and observation from perhaps the greatest genius of Western civilisation. Towering across time as the painter of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and an inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilisation. His celebrated notebooks display the astonishing range of his genius. Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and recent in-depth biographies have stimulated renewed interest in Leonardo and his complex and enquiring intelligence. This brand-new selection of sketches, diagrams and writings from the notebooks is a beautiful and varied record of Leonardo's theories and observations, embracing not only art but also architecture, town planning, engineering, naval warfare, music, medicine, mathematics, science and philosophy. Complete with a short biographical essay describing Leonardo's life and achievements, this is the perfect introduction to a mysterious and endlessly fascinating genius.

Leonardo da Vinci

By Walter Isaacson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501139177
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: leonardo-da-vinci.pdf

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The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker). Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson “deftly reveals an intimate Leonardo” (San Francisco Chronicle) in a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius. In the “luminous” (Daily Beast) Leonardo da Vinci, Isaacson describes how Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance to be imaginative and, like talented rebels in any era, to think different. Here, da Vinci “comes to life in all his remarkable brilliance and oddity in Walter Isaacson’s ambitious new biography…a vigorous, insightful portrait” (The Washington Post).

Leonardo da Vinci

By Tamra B. Orr
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  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1534565337
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 821
  • Pdf File: leonardo-da-vinci.pdf

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The term "Renaissance man" is used to describe a number of talented individuals today, but it got its real start with Leonardo da Vinci. As an artist, inventor, and scholar, he produced everything from the Mona Lisa to drawings of the world's first airplanes. Through informative main text and sidebars, annotated quotes from scholars, and detailed examples of da Vinci's work, readers are introduced to a genius who never went to formal school but invented machines that would not be made for centuries. Leonardo da Vinci is a fascinating historical figure, and his story is sure to inspire young artists.