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Blood and Gold: The Vampire Marius (Book 8) 

Добавил vredina 02 апреля, 2010 06:09 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Blood and Gold: The Vampire Marius (Book 8)

Description: The Vampire Chronicles continue with Anne Rice's spellbinding new novel, in which the great vampire Marius returns. The golden-haired Marius, true child of the millennia, once mentor to the vampire Lestat, always and forever the conscientious foe of the evil doer, reveals in his own intense yet intimate voice the secrets of his 2,000-year existence.

Once a proud Senator in imperial Rome, kidnapped and made a "blood god" by the Druids, Marius becomes the embittered protector of Akasha and Enkil, Queen and King of the vampires, in whom the core of the supernatural race resides. We follow him through his heartbreaking abandonment of the vampire Pandora. Through him we see the fall of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine and the horrific sack of the Eternal City itself at the hands of the Visigoths. Bravely, Marius seeks a new civilization in the midst of glittering Constantinople, only to meet with the blood drinker Eudoxia. We see him ultimately returning to his beloved Italy, where after the horrors of the Black Death he is restored by the beauty of the Renaissance. We see him become a painter living dangerously yet happily among mortals, giving his heart to the great Botticelli, to the bewitching courtesan Bianca, and to the mysterious young apprentice Armand.

Moving from Rome to Florence, Venice, and Dresden, and to the English castle of the secret scholarly order of the Talamasca, the novel reaches its dramatic finale in our own time, deep in the jungle where Marius, having told his life story, seeks some measure of justice from the oldest vampires in the world.
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Anne Rice Просмотров:  2164

Lorenzaccio 

Добавил vredina 02 апреля, 2010 05:58 French Language Комментариев: 0   
Lorenzaccio

Description: 1537. Alexandre de Médicis, Duc de Florence, règne en tyran débauché et sanguinaire avec la bénédiction du Pape et de l'Empereur d'Allemagne. Orgies, tueries, beuveries illustrent le climat dans lequel baigne alors la ville des Arts. C'en est trop pour Lorenzo ! Idéaliste et pur, il prend à charge de supprimer Alexandre pour libérer Florence et la livrer aux soins des Républicains. A cette fin, il prend la peau de « Lorenzaccio » : un être vil, sournois, méprisé de tous et à l'entier service du Duc... Sur une idée de Georges Sand, inspirée par la réalité historique, ce drame de Musset écrit en 1834 dans un style de feu, nous donne à contempler l'âme humaine où misère et grandeur se côtoient avec passion.
Enregistré en novembre 1954 au Palais de Chaillot, version scénique et découpage de Gérard Philipe.
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Alfred de Musset Просмотров:  1970

Avalon High 

Добавил vredina 02 апреля, 2010 05:30 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Avalon High

Description: Who is Will Wagner, and how is it that Ellie, the new girl at Avalon High, feels as if she’s known him all her life, when she’s only just met him?
A long-ago legend comes to new life in this tale of a love triangle, a medieval sword, and a totally awesome pool raft.
Avalon High seems like a typical high school, attended by typical students: There’s Lance, the jock. Jennifer, the cheerleader. And Will, senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy.
But not everybody at Avalon High is who they appear to be . . . not even, as new student Ellie is about to discover, herself. What part does she play in the drama that is unfolding? What if the bizarre chain of events and coincidences she has pieced together means–as with the court of King Arthur–tragedy is fast approaching Avalon High?
Worst of all, what if there’s nothing she can do about it?
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Meg Cabot Просмотров:  2147
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