The Da Vinci Code

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593057716

Category:

Page: 480

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Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre, Jacques Saunière, has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci - and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history. Langdon suspects the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion - a centuries old secret society - and has sacrificed his life to protect the Priory's most sacred trust: the location of a vastly important religious relic hidden for centuries. But it now appears that Opus Dei, a clandestine sect that has long plotted to seize the Prirory's secret, has now made its move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, the Priory's secret - and a stunning historical truth - will be lost forever... Breaking the mould of traditional suspense novels, The Da Vinci Code is simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail. And in this exclusive edition Dan Brown allows the reader behind the scenes of the novel which now incorporates over 150 photographs and illustrations throughout the text showing the rich historical tapestry from which he drew his inspiration. The visual sources which provide both the backdrop and the stimulus for the novel's action are revealed for the first time and uniquely complement the reading experience.

The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code

Discusses many of the controversial assertions in "The Da Vinci Code" and compares unsupported claims in the novel to documented historical facts and events.

Author: Richard Abanes

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736914390

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 100

Discusses many of the controversial assertions in "The Da Vinci Code" and compares unsupported claims in the novel to documented historical facts and events.

The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code

A medieval scholar examines the historical facts and myths behind the best-selling novel, including discussions on the Templars, the Holy Grail, and the "Apocryphal Gospels."

Author: Sharan Newman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425200124

Category: History

Page: 337

View: 551

A medieval scholar examines the historical facts and myths behind the best-selling novel, including discussions on the Templars, the Holy Grail, and the "Apocryphal Gospels."

The Da Vinci Code The Young Adult Adaptation

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.

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 1524715840

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 835

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

The Da Vinci Code

What is The Da Vinci Code about?

Author: Nicky Gumbel

Publisher: Alpha International

ISBN: 9781904074816

Category: Christianity

Page: 58

View: 515

What is The Da Vinci Code about? What does Dan Brown himself believe? Is there any evidence that Jesus married Mary Magdalene? Did an earlier form of Christianity exist? Where does the truth lie? In this short response Nicky Gumbel addresses these and other questions raised by the bestselling hardback fiction book of all time.

Da Vinci Code 16 Page Inferno Teaser

Alongside the body is a series of baffling codes. Langton and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, are amazed to find a trail that leads to the works of Da Vinci - and beyond.

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552169919

Category: Art museum curators

Page: 608

View: 424

Harvard Professor Robert Langton, visiting Paris, is called in when the curator of the Louvre is murdered. Alongside the body is a series of baffling codes. Langton and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, are amazed to find a trail that leads to the works of Da Vinci - and beyond.


Discussing the Da Vinci Code

This first-ever DVD-driven small group study guide stimulates animated discussion over one of today's hottest topics--whether the "The Da Vinci Code" novel and movie unearth explosive facts or are inaccurate depictions of ancient events.

Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310272653

Category: Religion

Page: 95

View: 501

This first-ever DVD-driven small group study guide stimulates animated discussion over one of today's hottest topics--whether the "The Da Vinci Code" novel and movie unearth explosive facts or are inaccurate depictions of ancient events.

The Da Vinci Code Abridged Edition

When Langdon and a French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they find a trail that leads to the works of the famous artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci.

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141373008

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 946

ABRIDGED EDITION If I die, the truth will be lost for ever . . . I must pass on the secret. History professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in France: the curator of the Louvre in Paris has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes and need Langdon's help to decipher them. When Langdon and a French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they find a trail that leads to the works of the famous artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci. As the clues unfold, Langdon and Neveu must decipher the code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle before a stunning historical truth is lost forever . . .

Exploring the Da Vinci Code

This outreach book is designed so readers can give multiple copies to friends, family, coworkers—anyone who may be struggling with the misconceptions fostered by The Da Vinci Code.

Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310867274

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 167

Exploring the Da Vinci Code takes you on a fascinating journey to London, Paris, and California with Lee Strobel and Garry Poole as they investigate the claims made by Dan Brown in his novel, The Da Vinci Code. It provides quick, straightforward answers to the most troubling aspects of the popular novel and major motion picture, which is scheduled to release in theatres May 19, 2006. This outreach book is designed so readers can give multiple copies to friends, family, coworkers—anyone who may be struggling with the misconceptions fostered by The Da Vinci Code. Exploring the Da Vinci Code is not to be confused with Zondervan’s DVD Group discussion resource, Discussing the Da Vinci Code. The latter links a DVD to a group discussion guide and equips group members to personally combat the misunderstandings that many readers of The Da Vinci Code have.

Cracking Da Vinci s Code

Is there a Holy Grail? If so, what is it and where can it be found? Cracking Da Vinci's Code provides the answers to these and other questions that may have troubled you—or readers you know.

Author: James L. Garlow

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781443562

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 686

Was Jesus merely human and not divine? Did Jesus and Mary Magdalene marry and have children? Is there a Holy Grail? If so, what is it and where can it be found? Cracking Da Vinci's Code provides the answers to these and other questions that may have troubled you—or readers you know. Authors James L. Garlow and Peter Jones present compelling evidence that Brown's assertions are not only historically inaccurate, but may also contain a hidden agenda.

Cracking the Da Vinci Code

Uses an A to Z format to answer questions about the history, people, societies and organizations, symbols, and locations presented in the novel "The Da Vinci Code."

Author: Simon Cox

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402718373

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 563

Uses an A to Z format to answer questions about the history, people, societies and organizations, symbols, and locations presented in the novel "The Da Vinci Code."

The Da Vinci Code and the Secrets of the Temple

Covering all the main elements of the book - the Priory of Sion, Opus Dei, the Knight Templar, Leonardo's 'Last Supper', Jesus, Mary Magdalene and more, this is an illuminating companion that sets the record straight.

Author: Robin Griffith-Jones

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9781853117312

Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 122

The Temple Church in London, the historic spiritual home of the Knights Templar, and the final resting place of crusading knights, features large in Dan Brown's 'Da Vinci Code'. Every Friday, the Master of the Temple Church, Robin Griffith Jones gives a talk to up to 200 tourists on the Da Vinci trail. This popular and accessible book is based on this weekly talk. It begins by setting out Dan Brown's understanding of Christianity and the role of the Church, which are vastly different from the Church's understanding of these things, and then explores how much of Dan Brown's version is true, how much is plausible and how much is fanciful. Covering all the main elements of the book - the Priory of Sion, Opus Dei, the Knight Templar, Leonardo's 'Last Supper', Jesus, Mary Magdalene and more, this is an illuminating companion that sets the record straight.

101 Questions and Answers on The Da Vinci Code and the Catholic Tradition

Answers questions about "The Da Vinci Code" and the novel's relation to Catholicism, pointing out misrepresentations of church history and doctrine and revealing many positive aspects of the Catholic tradition.

Author: Nancy Marie De Flon

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809144129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 887

Answers questions about "The Da Vinci Code" and the novel's relation to Catholicism, pointing out misrepresentations of church history and doctrine and revealing many positive aspects of the Catholic tradition.

Mary of Magdala

Examines written accounts of Mary Magdalene from her own era, including both canonical and apocryphal writings, points out fallacies and inaccuracies about her life and her significance, and highlights her role in early Christian history.

Author: Mary R. Thompson

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809143801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

View: 972

Examines written accounts of Mary Magdalene from her own era, including both canonical and apocryphal writings, points out fallacies and inaccuracies about her life and her significance, and highlights her role in early Christian history.

The Da Vinci Code

A journey of discovery-- " I never knew all that"--"I have to admit: I'm hooked"--"That's pretty persuasive"--"What does that tell you?"--"What difference does it make?"--A quest fulfilled.

Author: Josh McDowell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Apologetics

Page: 112

View: 447

A journey of discovery-- " I never knew all that"--"I have to admit: I'm hooked"--"That's pretty persuasive"--"What does that tell you?"--"What difference does it make?"--A quest fulfilled.

The Man Behind the Da Vinci Code

Traces the life and career of the popular author, from his childhood through his early years of struggle as a writer, and describes the research and writing process behind "The Da Vinci Code."

Author: Lisa Rogak

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740756429

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 254

Traces the life and career of the popular author, from his childhood through his early years of struggle as a writer, and describes the research and writing process behind "The Da Vinci Code."


Origin

On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal will come face-to-face with a breath-taking truth that has remained buried -until now. __ Readers love Origin: ***** 'Thrilling, gripping and exhilarating ...

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473543347

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 380

Sunday Times #1 Bestseller New York Times #1 Bestseller The global bestseller - Origin is the latest Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. 'Fans will not be disappointed' The Times Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of an astonishing scientific breakthrough. The evening’s host is billionaire Edmond Kirsch, a futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. But Langdon and several hundred guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is suddenly blown apart. There is a real danger that Kirsch’s precious discovery may be lost in the ensuing chaos. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao, taking with him the museum’s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. To evade a devious enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate the labyrinthine passageways of extreme religion and hidden history. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal will come face-to-face with a breathtaking truth that has remained buried – until now. ‘Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger’ Wall Street Journal ‘As engaging a hero as you could wish for’ Mail on Sunday ‘For anyone who wants more brain-food than thrillers normally provide’ Sunday Times

The Da Vinci Code Fact Or Fiction

Offers historical background on the Bible, the life of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, secret societies, and other elements in "The Da Vinci Code" to refute many of the novel's claims about the history of Christianity.

Author: Hank Hanegraaff

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414302799

Category: Religion

Page: 81

View: 967

Offers historical background on the Bible, the life of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, secret societies, and other elements in "The Da Vinci Code" to refute many of the novel's claims about the history of Christianity.