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The Queen Of The Night

The Queen Of The Night
Author: Alexander Chee
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544106601
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National Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice | An Indie Next Pick A Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle,Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine “It just sounds terrific. It sounds like opera.” —Joan Acocella, The New Yorker “Sprawling, soaring, bawdy, and plotted like a fine embroidery.” —Scott Simon, NPR “Dazzling.” —Wall Street Journal | “A brilliant performance.” —Washington Post “Sweeping, richly detailed.” —People | “Masterful.” —Wired | “Spellbinding.” —BuzzFeed A “wild opera of a novel,”* The Queen of the Night tells the mesmerizing story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept into the glamour and terror of Second Empire France. She became a sensation of the Paris Opera, with every accolade but an original role—her chance at immortality. When one is offered to her, she finds the libretto is based on her deepest secret, something only four people have ever known. But who betrayed her? With “epic sweep, gorgeous language, and haunting details,”** Alexander Chee shares Lilliet’s cunning transformation from circus rider to courtesan to legendary soprano, retracing the path that led to the role that could secure her reputation—or destroy her with the secrets it reveals. “If Lilliet Berne were a man, she might have been what nineteenth-century novels would call a swashbuckler: the kind of destiny-courting, death-defying character who finds intrigue and peril (and somehow, always, a fantastic pair of pantaloons) around every corner.” —Entertainment Weekly
The Queen of the Night
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Alexander Chee
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-02 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
National Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice | An Indie Next Pick A Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle,Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine “It just sounds terrific. It sounds like opera.” —Joan Acocella, The New Yorker “Sprawling, soaring, bawdy, and plotted like a fine embroidery.” —Scott Simon, NPR “Dazzling.” —Wall Street Journal | “A brilliant performance.” —Washington Post “Sweeping, richly detailed.” —People | “Masterful.” —Wired | “Spellbinding.” —BuzzFeed A “wild opera of a novel,”* The Queen of the Night tells the mesmerizing story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept into the glamour and terror of Second Empire France. She became a sensation of the Paris Opera, with every accolade but an original role—her chance at immortality. When one is offered to her, she finds the libretto is based on her deepest secret, something only four people have ever known. But who betrayed her? With “epic sweep, gorgeous language, and haunting details,”** Alexander Chee shares Lilliet’s cunning transformation from circus rider to courtesan to legendary soprano, retracing the path that led to the role that
The Queen of the Night
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Alexander Chee
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-20 - Publisher: Michael Joseph
"A 'wild opera of a novel', The Queen of the Nighttells the story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who leaves the American frontier for Europe and is swept into the glamour and terror of Second Empire France. She becomes a sensation of the Paris Opera, with every accolade but an original role - her chance at immortality. When one is offered to her, she finds the part is based on her deepest secret, something only four people have ever known. But who has betrayed her? With 'epic sweep, gorgeous language, and haunting details', Alexander Chee shares Lilliet's cunning transformation from circus rider to courtesan to legendary soprano, retracing the path that led to the role that could secure her reputation - or destroy her with the secrets it reveals."
The Queen of the Night
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Alexander Chee
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-21 - Publisher: Penguin UK
Recommended by The Observer . . . 'One doesn't so much read it, as one is bewitched by it. Epic, gorgeous, haunting' HANYA YANAGIHARA, author of A Little Life When it begins, it begins as an opera should begin: in a palace, at a ball, in an encounter with a stranger, who you discover has your fate in his hands . . . She is Lilliet Berne. And she is the soprano. 1882. One warm autumn evening in Paris, Lilliet is finally offered an original role, though it comes at a price. The part is based on her deepest secret. Only four people could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her still, one wants only to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at all. In taking this role Lilliet is forced to confront her darkest lies but will the truth save Lilliet - or destroy her? 'Brilliantly extravagant' VOGUE 'Terrific' NEW YORKER
The Queen of the Night
Language: en
Pages: 47
Authors: Dominique Collon
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
A concise and beautifully designed book exploring the symbolism behind an exquisite Ancient Babylonian plaque found in southern Iraq. This spectacular terracotta plaque was the principal acquisition for the British Museum's 250th anniversary, and in 2004 was exhibited in various museums around the UK. Made between 1800 and 1859 BC, it is made from baked straw-tempered clay and modelled in high relief. It probably stood in a shrine and could represent the demoness Lilitu, known in the Bible as Lilith, or a Mesopotamian goddess. The figure wears the horned headdress characteristic of a Mesopotamian deity, and holds a rod and ring of justice, symbols of her divinity. Her long multi-coloured wings hang downwards, indicating that she is a goddess of the Underworld. The book explores the history and symbolism behind this beautiful and highly unusual relief.
Edinburgh
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Alexander Chee
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-02 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Winner of the James Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship Prize Lambda Literary Foundation Editor’s Choice Award “[Chee] says volumes with just a few incendiary words.” —New York Times “Arresting . . . profound and poetic . . . Chee’s voice is worth listening to.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Alexander Chee gets my vote for the best new novelist I’ve read in some time. Edinburgh is moody, dramatic—and pure.” —Edmund White Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys’ choir. But when Fee learns how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of the abuse, not even when Peter, his best friend, is in line to be next. When the director is arrested, Fee tries to forgive himself for his silence. But when Peter takes his own life, Fee blames only himself. In the years that follow he slowly builds a new life, teaching near his hometown. There he meets a young student who is the picture of Peter and is forced to confront the past he believed was gone. Told with “the force of a
Queen of the Night
Language: en
Pages: 267
Authors: Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-01 - Publisher: Weiser Books
Queen of the Night helps readers understand the role and power of the moon in the ancient religions, folklore, and mythology of Ireland and the British isles and then discover how to tap that power in their daily lives. Queen of the Night is a journey into the world of Celtic cosmology, shamanism, and sacred animals, as well as Celtic language, art, and culture, to discover the power and centrality of the moon. Since the earliest times, from stone circles and passage graves to the rites and customs of Druids, the moon has been the symbol of the Goddess and has played a crucial role in worship and celebration. In 13 chapters representing the moon's monthly and annual cycles, NicMhacha tells the story of Celtic moon mythology, as well as touching upon Greek, Hindu, and Norse traditions. Each chapter sets forth the role of the moon in Celtic tradition and culture and includes poetry, quotes, or prayers honoring the moon. At the end of each chapter, she offers meditations, ceremonies, and exercises to help readers connect with the moon and apply its power to their lives. From the world of fairies to bards, seekers, and shamans; from the moon's role
The Queen of the Night
Language: en
Pages: 301
Authors: Paul Doherty
Categories: Claudia (Fictitious character)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:
In imperial Rome, children of the elite are being kidnapped and veteran soldiers are being violently murdered. Empress Helena calls on her secret agent Claudia to investigate and Claudia stumbles upon a problem of her own when she discovers the disinterred body of a Christian woman in her uncle's garden.
The Queen of the Night
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Marc Behm
Categories: Claudia (Fictitious character)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978 - Publisher: Avon Books
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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Solanum Tuberosum
Categories: Claudia (Fictitious character)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-16 - Publisher:
Humans live for approximately 79 years. When we have that much time in our hands, we tend to take it for granted. After all, what is 1 out of the 27,375 days we have?Then I found out even a few hours was enough to change everything.In one night, Jaimee Reed changed every conviction that took me seventeen years to develop. She smashed inhibitions that grounded my very being to this world.She became my first of many.But the bitter truth is that my 27,375 days weren't enough.I wasn't enough.
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Language: en
Pages: 34
Authors: Jacquelyn Fedyk, Leslie Nan Moon
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-14 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
There once was a village far, far away. Where the nights were all black, and the days mostly gray. Where the men were slicked-back, rich and fatty. The women were thin, proper and catty. The boys and the girls were spoiled and bratty. That's where she lived, little Agatha Hattie. Agatha Hattie was not like the rest, although prim, proper, and always well dressed. Her parents were rich and owned half the town. Only one family richer and they wore the crown. Agatha Hattie was the envy of all, with raven-black hair and the face of a doll. Her skin was so fair, like milky rich cream. She floated like clouds in a marshmallow dream... but then something happened that might make you scream! Agatha Hattie was due home at quarter to four, her parents expected her and paced round the floor. When she had not come home on that gray, rainy night, her Mother collapsed from a spell of pure fright! What could it be that has waylaid young Agatha Hattie? Could she have lost track of time, or been grabbed by some baddie? No, silly goose, nothing as mundane as all that. Agatha's been lured deep into the