A Dangerous Fortune

A Dangerous Fortune
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780440217497
Category: FICTION
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dangerous Fortune Book Excerpt:

In 1866, a young student drowns in a mysterious accident at the exclusive Windfield School, and the repercussions will be felt in a growing circle of treachery during the next three decades. Reprint.

A Dangerous Fortune

A Dangerous Fortune
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-07-21
ISBN: 0307756750
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dangerous Fortune Book Excerpt:

A breathtaking thriller featuring "political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises" (San Francisco Chronicle), from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Column of Fire In 1866, tragedy strikes the exclusive Windfield School when a young student drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath initiate a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives. From the exclusive men’s clubs and brothels that cater to every dark desire of London’s upper class to the dazzling ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world’s wealth, one family is splintered by a shared legacy. But greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy’s death, must be stopped, or the dreams of a nation will die. Praise for A Dangerous Fortune “A terrific page-turner.”—Los Angeles Times “Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises . . . old-fashioned entertainment.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful.”—The New York Times “Gripping, complex plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . fascinating characters . . . You won’t be able to put down this exciting page-turner.”—Lexington Herald-Leader “Follett [builds] to a dramatic climax with the same masterful control that guided Eye of the Needle and The Pillars of the Earth.”—Playboy “I don’t usually enjoy historical thrillers but admit to being totally captivated by Ken Follett’s A Dangerous Fortune.”—Chicago Tribune “Highly entertaining . . . Follett’s characters are drawn with broad, realistic strokes . . . this story of greed and retribution should win Follett new fans.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex, thrilling, suspenseful, well plotted . . . A Dangerous Fortune is dangerous reading. You won’t be able to put it down.”—Authors and Critics

Night Over Water A Dangerous Fortune

Night Over Water  A Dangerous Fortune
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Pan
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2002-10-11
ISBN: 9780330418195
Category: English fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Over Water A Dangerous Fortune Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett takes to the skies in this classic novel of international suspense. Set in the early days of World War II, Night over Water captures the daring and desperation of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances--in prose as compelling as history itself. September 1939. England is at war with Nazi Germany. In Southampton, the world's most luxurious airliner--the legendary Pan Am clipper--takes off for its final flight to neutral America. Aboard are the cream of society and the dregs of humanity, all fleeing the war for reasons of their own...shadowed by a danger they do not know exists...and heading straight into a storm of violence, intrigue, and betrayal...

Ken Follett

Ken Follett
Author: Carlos Ramet
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780879727987
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ken Follett Book Excerpt:

"This study, which should appeal to both the scholar and the general reader, concludes with an assessment of Ken Follett's work so far and demonstrates that while he is part of a continuum, he has uniquely transformed his chosen genre - the thriller - and has made a significant contribution to popular cultural forms."--BOOK JACKET.

Ken Follett

Ken Follett
Author: Ken Follett,Richard Charles Turner
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780313294150
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ken Follett Book Excerpt:

The first comprehensive study of the novels of Ken Follett, master of the spy thriller.

Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense

Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense
Author: Carlos Ramet
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2014-12-31
ISBN: 0786495987
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense Book Excerpt:

Ken Follett wrote his first international bestseller, Eye of the Needle, when he was 25 years old. He has since been one of the most consistent international best-selling authors, with approximately 130 million copies of his books sold worldwide. His manifold influence on the thriller genre includes the pioneering use of strong female characters in espionage stories and the development of the historical thriller as a new form of novel, exemplified by Winter of the World (2012). This book is an investigation of Follett's development as an author, and of the craft of writing and the negotiation of serious versus popular literary value, from his earliest short stories and screenplays through his mature thrillers and entertainment fiction. Unpublished materials are also considered, including his business and personal correspondence, notes, unpublished early drafts, journal entries and outlines. Follett's dramatic shift to writing historical fiction may be his most enduring legacy.

Lie Down with Lions

Lie Down with Lions
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: William Morrow & Company
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780688058913
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lie Down with Lions Book Excerpt:

The intrigue surrounding Russian efforts to assassinate Masud, the leader of the Afghan guerrilla forces battling the Russians, sweeps a young Englishwoman, a French physician, and a roving American into its maelstrom

Nostalgic Postmodernism

Nostalgic Postmodernism
Author: Christian Gutleben
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2021-10-18
ISBN: 9004488359
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nostalgic Postmodernism Book Excerpt:

Why do so many contemporary British novels revert to the Victorian tradition in order to find a new source of inspiration? What does it mean from an ideological point of view to build a modern form of art by resurrecting and recycling an art of the past? From a formal point of view what are the aesthetic priorities established by these postmodernist novels? Those are the main questions tackled by this study intended for anybody interested in the aesthetic and ideological evolution of very recent fiction. What this analysis ultimately proposes is a reevaluation and a redefinition of postmodernism such as it is illustrated by the British novels which paradoxically both praise and mock, honour and debunk, imitate and subvert their Victorian models. Unashamedly opportunistic and deliberately exploiting the spirit of the time, this late form of postmodernism cannibalizes and reshapes not only Victorianism but all the other previous aesthetic movements - including early postmodernism.

An Inkwell of Pen Names

An Inkwell of Pen Names
Author: Stephen Smith
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2006-11-20
ISBN: 9781462841974
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Inkwell of Pen Names Book Excerpt:

An Inkwell of Pen Names tells the stories of 100 authors’ pen names in a hundred short chapters. Many other authors who used pen names are discussed incidentally. Features of the compendium include pen names beginning with every letter of the alphabet, authors from twenty-five countries, the recipients of the Nobel Prize for literature who used pseudonyms, and a balanced selection of men and women authors.

Risk and the English Novel

Risk and the English Novel
Author: Julia Hoydis
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN: 311061541X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk and the English Novel Book Excerpt:

Taking the cue from the currency of risk in popular and interdisciplinary academic discourse, this book explores the development of the English novel in relation to the emergence and institutionalization of risk, from its origins in probability theory in the late seventeenth century to the global ‘risk society’ in the twenty-first century. Focussing on 29 novels from Defoe to McEwan, this book argues for the contemporaneity of the rise of risk and the novel and suggests that there is much to gain from reading the risk society from a diachronic, literary-cultural perspective. Tracing changes and continuities, the fictional case studies reveal the human preoccupation with safety and control of the future. They show the struggle with uncertainties and the construction of individual or collective ‘logics’ of risk, which oscillate between rational calculation and emotion, helplessness and denial, and an enabling or destructive sense of adventure and danger. Advancing the study of risk in fiction beyond the confinement to dystopian disaster narratives, this book shows how topical notions, such as chance and probability, uncertainty and responsibility, fears of decline and transgression, all cluster around risk.

Dangerous Fortune

Dangerous Fortune
Author: Norman Borisoff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 63
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Adventure stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dangerous Fortune Book Excerpt:

The Hammer of Eden

The Hammer of Eden
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Fawcett
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN: 0307775119
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hammer of Eden Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The FBI doesn’t believe it. The Governor wants the problem to disappear. But agent Judy Maddox knows the threat is real: An extreme group of eco-terrorists has the means and the know-how to set off a massive earthquake of epic proportions. For California, time is running out. Now Maddox is scrambling to hunt down a petty criminal turned cult leader turned homicidal mastermind. Because she knows that the dying has already begun. And things will only get worse when the earth violently shifts, bolts, and shakes down to its very core.

Triple

Triple
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN: 006210909X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Triple Book Excerpt:

From Ken Follett—the #1 name in electrifying international suspense—comes a remarkable novel of intrigue and doomsday possibilities. The world's balance of power is about to shift dangerously as the ultimate weapon nears completion in a secret facility in the heart of the desert. Across the globe, operatives from the great nations set a deadly game in motion, covertly maneuvering pawns and kings to achieve a frightening advantage—while terrorists and their hunters prepare for the contest's final, bloody moves. And one man—a razor-sharp master of disguise, deceit, and triple-cross—must somehow do the impossible: steal 200 tons of uranium without any of the other players discovering the theft. The clock is ticking. And the price of failure is Apocalypse.

Writers and Artists Year book

Writers  and Artists  Year book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writers and Artists Year book Book Excerpt:

Bank Failures in the Major Trading Countries of the World

Bank Failures in the Major Trading Countries of the World
Author: Benton E. Gup
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9781567202083
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bank Failures in the Major Trading Countries of the World Book Excerpt:

Bank failures have been common in the major foreign trading countries of the world during the volatile years since 1980. Here now is the first major study to deal with recent bank failures, near failures, and significant "incidents" in the foreign G-10 economies, and how governments resolved them. Countries analyzed include: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States.

A Dangerous Inheritance Or Sydney s Fortune Etc A Novel

A Dangerous Inheritance  Or  Sydney s Fortune  Etc   A Novel
Author: Alice Wilson Fox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1909
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dangerous Inheritance Or Sydney s Fortune Etc A Novel Book Excerpt:

The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 973
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 0688046592
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of the Earth Book Excerpt:

Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible: build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known. Everything readers expect from Follett is here: intrigue, fast-paced action, and passionate romance. But what makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time—the twelfth century; the place—feudal England; and the subject—the building of a glorious cathedral. Follett has re-created the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail. The vast forests, the walled towns, the castles, and the monasteries become a familiar landscape. Against this richly imagined and intricately interwoven backdrop, filled with the ravages of war and the rhythms of daily life, the master storyteller draws the reader irresistibly into the intertwined lives of his characters—into their dreams, their labors, and their loves: Tom, the master builder; Aliena, the ravishingly beautiful noblewoman; Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge; Jack, the artist in stone; and Ellen, the woman of the forest who casts a terrifying curse. From humble stonemason to imperious monarch, each character is brought vividly to life. The building of the cathedral, with the almost eerie artistry of the unschooled stonemasons, is the center of the drama. Around the site of the construction, Follett weaves a story of betrayal, revenge, and love, which begins with the public hanging of an innocent man and ends with the humiliation of a king. At once a sensuous and endearing love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age, The Pillars of the Earth is without a doubt Ken Follett's masterpiece.

World Historical Fiction

World Historical Fiction
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 719
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781573560665
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Historical Fiction Book Excerpt:

An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

Third Twin

Third Twin
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Fawcett
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-11-17
ISBN: 0307775100
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Third Twin Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Using a restricted FBI database, genetic researcher Jeanie Ferrami has located identical twins born to different mothers. Frightened by her bizarre discovery, she is determined to discover the truth at any cost—until she finds herself at the center of a scandal that could ruin her career. To extricate herself, Jeannie plunges into a maze of hidden evidence. With growing horror, she uncovers a cynical, far-reaching conspiracy involving disturbing genetic experiments and some of the most powerful men in America—men who will kill to keep their secrets concealed.

World Without End

World Without End
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Pan
Total Pages: 1354
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Black Death
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Book Excerpt:

This book presents clearly and accurately all aspects of production and processing methods for microbial products.