The Lost Symbol

A Novel

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1400079144

Category: Fiction

Page: 639

View: 5493

The discovery of a mysterious object in the U.S. Capitol building and a subsequent kidnapping lead Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into a web of mysterious codes, secret locations, and hidden knowledge.
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The Lost Symbol. by Dan Brown

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752869599

Category:

Page: 5

View: 2007

'The Lost Symbol' is the follow-up to Dan Brown's bestselling 'The Da Vinci Code'.
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The Lost Symbol Illustrated edition

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409057976

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5627

WHAT WAS LOST WILL BE FOUND... Harvard professor Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the Capitol Building, Washington DC. But within minutes of his arrival, a gruesome and disturbing discovery is made at the epicentre of the Rotunda. Langdon recognizes it as an ancient invitation, beckoning its recipient towards a long-lost world of hidden wisdom. And when Langdon's revered mentor is brutally kidnapped, he realizes his only chance to save his old friend is to accept this sinister summons... All that was familiar is transformed into a shadowy, clandestine world in which Masonic secrets and never-before-seen revelations seem to be leading him to a single impossible and inconceivable truth. As Langdon will discover, there is nothing more extraordinary or shocking than the secret which hides in plain sight... A brilliantly composed tapestry of veiled histories, arcane icons and enigmatic codes, The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced thriller that offers surprises at every turn. This exclusive edition features over 250 photographs and illustrations, allowing the reader to explore the rich historical research from which Dan Brown drew his inspiration, and uniquely complementing the reading experience.
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The Malacca Conspiracy

Author: Don Brown

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310272157

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

View: 2493

"Against the exotic background of the Straights of Malacca, a daring plot is hatched to finance a nuclear attack against American cities, and Zack and Diane are thrust into the midst of a sizzling race against the clock to foil the conspiracy before disaster strikes"--From publisher description.
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Origin

A Novel

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385542690

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6160

The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme re­ligion, Langdon and Vidal must evade an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
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Behind the Lost Symbol

Author: Tim Collins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101197617

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 6580

With his blockbuster bestselling novels The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, author Dan Brown introduced readers to a world of symbols and secret societies, men of God warring with men of Science, and the adventures of brilliant Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. With The Lost Symbol, Brown has woven a complex web of intrigue, religion, technology, and great historical figures guiding the destiny of mankind. Inside, you will find the truth behind The Lost Symbol’s history and myths, such as: • The strength and influence of the enigmatic Freemasons throughout history • The founding fathers of the United States—and their possible connections with secret organizations such as the Illuminati and the Templars • The meaning within the symbols of the Great Seal of the United States • The identity of the Masonic "Great Architect of the Universe" • And so much more! For armchair historians and devoted fans—or those who want to know where the line is drawn between fact and fiction—this is the ultimate guide to the mysteries, symbolism, and historical contexts of Dan Brown’s thrilling novel. Includes 8 pages of photos and illustrations!
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Deciphering the Lost Symbol

Freemasons, Myths and the Mysteries of Washington,

Author: Christopher Hodapp

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569757739

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

View: 3755

DISCOVER THE SECRETIVE BROTHERHOOD BEHIND DAN BROWN'S THE LOST SYMBOL Freemason influence on the founding of Washington, D.C., is evident throughout the city's buildings, statues and monuments--but it's written in coded symbols that few people understand. Dan Brown's new thriller sends symbologist detective Robert Langdon through the capital to unravel its Masonic secrets. Now in Deciphering The Lost Symbol, Freemason expert Christopher L. Hodapp compares each clue and plot twist in Brown's story to the true facts. *Discover the meaning of "The Lost Word" *Decode Masonic and alchemical symbolism *Explore the innermost rooms of Masonic lodges and temples *Visit the restricted area of the U.S. Capitol and other landmarks *Uncover secret patterns in Washington, D.C.'s maps and monuments *Crack the codes buried in The Lost Symbol's artwork and puzzles
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Angels and Demons

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439131107

Category: Anti-Catholicism

Page: 736

View: 2226

An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy -- the Catholic Church. Langdon's worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation. An explosive international thriller, Angels & Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war.
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Angels & Demons/ Deception Point

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781416529361

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A boxed set containing two best-selling thrillers from the author of The Da Vinci Code features Angels & Demons, in which Robert Langdon is called in when the murder of a physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and Deception Point, in which NASA announces the discovery of an ancient meteorite filled with fossils deep in the Arctic ice. Reprint.
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Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon Series

Ebook Bundle

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473543207

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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For the first time, all four Robert Langdon thrillers are now available as one ebook bundle. If you haven't read a Dan Brown yet, now's the time. ANGELS AND DEMONS The countdown to oblivion has started - who will stop the clock? A famous scientist is found dead, a mysterious symbol burned into his skin. Many miles away in Rome, the world’s cardinals gather to elect a new pope. Little do they know that beneath their feet, a vast bomb has started to tick. Professor Robert Langdon must work out the link between these two seemingly unconnected events if he is stop the Vatican being blown sky high. THE DA VINCI CODE The race to uncover the oldest secret has begun . . . An eminent man is brutally murdered in the world’s most famous museum. Around his body are a ring of codes, hastily drawn in blood. He died to protect a long-kept secret which Professor Robert Langdon must now uncover. It will be a race against time to decipher this final message. Can he get there before the killers do? THE LOST SYMBOL To save a life, you must first crack the code . . . A mysterious invitation brings Professor Robert Langdon to Washington DC. But all is not as it seems in this powerful city. An ancient organization plans to reassert itself. And he is the only man standing in its way. If he is to prevent a terrible plan being executed, Langdon must decipher a series of increasingly bloody clues. But first he has to make sure he stays alive . . . INFERNO The world is in danger - who will save it? Robert Langdon wakes up in a Florence hospital with no clue how he got there. But another attack on his life makes it very clear – someone wants him dead. And fast. To survive, Langdon must work out who it is. And then he must answer the next question – why?
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Robert Langdon Omnibus

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593054601

Category: Suspense fiction

Page: 844

View: 6800

Thriller. Two books in one.
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The Da Vinci Code

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 0739326740

Category: Fiction

Page: 739

View: 5479

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Inferno

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 034548357X

Category: Poetry

Page: 519

View: 720

An introduction and notes, along with illustrations by Gustave Doré, accompany a new translation of the classic epic poem, now in a bilingual edition complete with extensive notes and appendixes, about a spiritual pilgrim being led by Virgil through the nine circles of hell. Reprint.
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Angels & Demons - Movie Tie-In

A Novel

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416580824

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9106

The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fear that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case. By the author of Digital Fortress. Reprint.
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Digital Fortress

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409091171

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 3201

*INCLUDES A SNEAK PREVIEW OF ORIGIN,THE NEW THRILLER BY DAN BROWN: OUT 3RD OCTOBER. PRE-ORDER TODAY* --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When the National Security Agency's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage - not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves...
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Final Price

Author: J. Gregory Smith

Publisher: Amazonencore

ISBN: 9781935597186

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 6475

Buying a new vehicle is a big decision, but frustrated sales associate Shamus Ryan makes it a matter of life and death, unleashing a rash of killings that wraps the Wilmington, Delaware region in fear. The cases fall to Chinese-American homicide detective Paul Chang, who calls in his neurotic ex-partner Nelson Rogers to pursue the killer with logic and tenacity.
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Decoding The Lost Symbol

The Unauthorized Expert Guide to the Facts Behind the Fiction

Author: Simon Cox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439172612

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 5863

Available four weeks after Brown’s The Lost Symbol hits the market, Simon Cox, author of Cracking the Da Vinci Code and Illuminating Angels and Demons , offers the definitive—and first—guide to the eagerly awaited follow-up to The Da Vinci Code , featuring Robert Langdon. . Dan Brown and his phenomenally bestselling books often send readers searching for more information on secret societies, forgotten history, and more. Featuring eight pages of color photographs and plenty of black-and-white illustrations, Decoding The Lost Symbol is an A-to-Z guide to key concepts and questions raised by readers of Dan Brown. .
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Inferno

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 055217212X

Category: Cryptographers

Page: 624

View: 5514

*NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING TOM HANKS AND FELICITY JONES* Florence: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object found hidden in his belongings. A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city. Only Langdon's knowledge of the hidden passageways and ancient secret that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers. With only a few lines from Dante's Inferno to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the Renaissance's most celebrated artworks to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat. . .
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Easy Arabic Reader

Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071754033

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 911

The bestselling Easy Reader series, with its distinctive three-part structure that leads beginners to intermediate-level comprehension, now offers Arabic - and aids learners with audio recordings of selected readings from the book freely accessible online. About the Book The highly successful Easy Reader series is based on the distinctive approach that the best way to build language skills is to start reading it. Suitable for beginners to intermediate-level learners, this book features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow readers to rapidly build comprehension. Review sections and comprehension questions are integrated throughout the text to reinforce what is learned through the readings. This book, divided into three parts, begins with a series of stories about an Arab-American as he takes a tour of the Middle East as a graduation present. In the second part, readers are introduced to key figures of Arab History, from Saladin, who fought the Crusades, to Said Ouita, the Moroccan Olympic runner. Finally, learners encounter adapted stories from tradition sources like the 1001 Arabian Nights, with a humorous modern slant. Complementing this bestselling series is an online component that provides a tremendous new dimension for beginning learners. A free-access website provides recordings of many of the readings contained in the book - providing learners with a perfect way to recognize unknown words and improve their pronunciation. Features Easy Reader series has excellent track record: 140,000+ copies sold of all editions. No other book on the market offers beginner-level Arabic readings. Convenient audio format allows listening online. Growing audience: study of Arabic has grown since 2000, but there are limited materials to progress beyond beginner. Progression of readings builds language skills gradually Introduces overview of rich history of Arab world Audio recordings promote stronger listening and pronunciation skills
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