The Man in Grey

Author: Lady Eleanor Furneaux Smith

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran



Page: 301

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The Man in Grey

Author: Emmauska Orczy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1609777646

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. This is one of her novels.

The Man in Grey

Being Episodes of the Chouan Conspiracies in Normandy During the First Empire

Author: Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chouans

Page: 309

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Proem -- Silver leg -- The Spaniard -- The mystery of Marie Vaillant -- The emeralds of Mademoiselle Philippa -- The Bourbon prince -- The mystery of a woman's heart -- The league of Knaves -- The arrow-poison -- The last adventure.

Harry Dickson: The Man in Grey

Author: Arnould Galopin

Publisher: Harry Dickson

ISBN: 9781612274843

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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"Let's return to Baker Street, Harry," he said. "The evidence is indisputable; the conclusion inescapable... We face FantOmas!" Southampton, England, 1910. Jack the Ripper is back -- or is he? A series of ghastly murders are reported near the estate of Lord Beltham. Young detective Harry Dickson is mentored by Sherlock Holmes to take over the most perilous case of his budding career. But neither the Great Detective nor his youthful protEgE are as yet aware that someone else is pulling the strings behind the scene: the criminal mastermind known as - FantOmas! The Man in Grey was first published in France in 1911. It is one of the first Holmesian pastiches ever crafted. Penned by the creator of Doctor Omega, it is now being adapted and retold in English for the first time by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier and features a unique crossover between three legendary figures of popular fiction.

The Man in Grey and in the Rue Monge

Author: Emmuska Orczy, Baroness

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849023467

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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Two stories by the author Baroness Emma Orczy. "The Man in Grey" is set in Napoleonic France in 1809, and is comprised of nine inter-connected short stories about the mysterious Man in Grey's adventures in tracking down Royalist criminals for the Government. "In the Rue Monge" is about a scientist arrested by revolutionaries during the French Revolution and about to be executed as an enemy of the French government. But an English friend is determined to rescue him and take him to England. Will his plan succeed?

The Man in Grey

Author: Emmuska Orczy,Emmuska Orczy Orczy, Baroness

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781419171499

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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M. de Saint-Trophze had raised his aristocratic eyebrows, and tried to wither the audacious malapert with his scornful glance, but the little Man in Grey appeared quite unconscious of the enormity of his offence; he stood by -- as was his wont -- quietly and silently, his eyes fixed inquiringly on the prifet, who was indeed hoping that the floor would open conveniently and swallow him up ere he was called upon to decide whether he should obey the orders of his official chief, or pay heed to the commands of the accredited agent of M. the Minister of Police.

The Man in Grey; Being Episodes of the Chouan Conspiracies in Normandy During the First Empire

Author: Emmuska Orczy

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230431710


Page: 74

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE SPANIARD I The man with the wooden leg was still at large, and M. le Procureur Imperial had died a hero's death whilst helping to capture a gang of desperate Chouans in the Cache-Renard woods. This was the public version of the tragic epilogue to those three mysteries, which had puzzled and terrified the countryside during the early days of October, 1809--the robbery of the mail-coach, the burglary in the Palace of Monseigneur the Constitutional Bishop of Alencon, and the murder of Mme. Marquise de Plelan's valet, Maxence. The intelligent section of the public was loud in its condemnation of the ineptitude displayed by the police in the matter of those abominable crimes, and chief commissary Lefevre, bound by oath--not to say terror --to hold his tongue as to the real facts of the case, grumbled in his beard and muttered curses on the accredited representative of the Minister of Police--ay, and on M. le Due d'Otrante himself. On top of all the public unrest and dissatisfaction came the outrage at the house of M. de Kerblay, a noted advocate of the Paris bar and member of the Senate, who owned a small property in the neighbourhood of Alengon, where he spent a couple of months every year with his wife and family, entertaining a few friends during the shooting season. In the morning of November the 6th, the neighbourhood was horrified to hear that on the previous night, shortly after ten o'clock, a party of those ruffianly Chouans had made a descent on M. de Kerblay's house, Les Ormeaux. They had demanded admittance in the name of the law. All the servants had gone to bed with the exception of Hector, M. de Kerblay's valet, and he was so scared that he allowed the scelcrats to push their way into the house, before he had...

Der Mann im grauen Flanell


Author: Sloan Wilson

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832187065

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

View: 6803


Der amerikanische Klassiker in neuer Übersetzung Tom und Betsy Rath sind ein junges Paar, sie haben drei gesunde Kinder, ein schönes Zuhause in einem netten Vorort von New York und ein regelmäßiges, wenn auch nicht üppiges Einkommen. Eigentlich haben sie allen Grund, glücklich zu sein. Doch irgendwie sind sie es nicht. Tom pendelt Tag für Tag in die Stadt, wo er einem unspektakulären Bürojob nachgeht – seit er aus dem Krieg zurückgekehrt ist, hat er sich ohnehin verändert, ist verschlossen und launisch. Betsy fühlt sich unverstanden. Nach einem Karriereschritt hat Tom bald keine Zeit mehr für sein Privatleben. Ist es das, was Tom wirklich will? Als er auf einen alten Kameraden aus dem Krieg trifft, gerät sein Alltag vollends aus den Fugen, Tom muss sich seiner Vergangenheit stellen und eine Entscheidung treffen, die sein Leben grundsätzlich verändern wird. ›Der Mann im grauen Flanell‹, im Original 1955 veröffentlicht und sofort ein Bestseller, vermittelt wie wenige andere Romane den Geist der fünfziger Jahre. Zu Recht gilt er als moderner Klassiker und verdient es, zusammen mit den Werken von Richard Yates, John Cheever und Raymond Carver genannt zu werden. Der Buchtitel war so treffend, dass er im Englischen zu einem feststehenden Begriff wurde. Nun liegt der Roman in einer zeitgemäßen deutschen Übersetzung vor.

Barbara und die Schlacht von Waterloo

Author: Georgette Heyer


ISBN: 3732573273

Category: Fiction

Page: 593

View: 6075


Frühjahr 1815. Die wunderschöne junge Witwe Lady Barbara hat einen schlechten Ruf in der feinen Brüsseler Gesellschaft - man munkelt sogar, dass sie sich die Zehnägel mit goldenem Lack verziert. Wirklich unerhört! Als die skandalumwitterte Lady dem attraktiven Oberst Charles Audley auf einem Ball begegnet, verlieben sich die beiden sofort ineinander. Und zum Entsetzen seiner Familie hält Charles um Lady Barbaras Hand an. Doch da kommt es zu der alles entscheidenden Schlacht von Waterloo ... In ihrem historischen Roman "Barbara und die Schlacht von Waterloo" (im Original: "An Infamous Army") verwebt Georgette Heyer Salon-Welt, Romantik und Geschichte zu bester Unterhaltung. Jetzt als eBook bei beHEARTBEAT - Herzklopfen garantiert.

Peer Gynt

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153770

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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DIVMasterpiece of world drama explores the virtues and vices common to all humanity as it follows a charming but arrogant young man through his life-long adventures. /div

Haunted Canada 4: More True Tales of Terror

Author: Joel A Sutherland

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1443133779

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2029


The popular series of Canadian ghost stories is back and scarier than ever! The ghoulishly good fourth book in the Haunted Canada series is full of more than 25 sinister, unsettling, and absolutely true ghost stories from across the country. Settle in for an evening of hair-raising thrills and chills! Bram Stoker Award-nominee Joel A. Sutherland brings a fresh approach to this favourite scary series.

The Man in the Iron Mask

Author: Alexandre Dumas,David Coward (père)

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192838421

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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The four Musketeers plot to replace King Louis XIV of France with the mysterious, masked prisoner in the Bastille believed to be Louis's falsely imprisoned twin brother and the true king.

Finding Lost Souls

Four Ghost Stories

Author: Gina Pagan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456864270

Category: Fiction

Page: 49

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Finding Lost Souls will hold your interest from cover to cover. These ghost stories have a charming simplicity to them while exploring occult facets of the human soul. It will surely make you think that ghosts might truly exist. You will want to read more from Gina Pagan in the future. Easy to read yet thought provoking. You will want to read these stories over and over again.

Menace Eastern-Light, the Man in the Grey Suit

Author: Johann Heinrich Jung

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462837694

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Jung-Stilling was a mystic and Christian visionary, and member of the German Pietist Brethren. He personally experienced the terrors and tragedies of war after the invasion of Germany by France in 1792, and the effects of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution on religion, morality and life in his homeland. Jung believed that Jesus Christ would come in the year 1836, convinced that the events of Europe during this era were the signs of the end of the age. Jung developed a plan to evangelize and prepare Germany for the return of Jesus Christ, which he expounds in this book. Menace Eastern-Light, the Man in the Grey Suit, written 1795-1800, is a compilation of the mystical and evangelical concepts of Jung. This translation makes available to the English-reading public the valuable ideas and concepts of this unique and famous German mystic and Christian visionary. The person of Menace Eastern-Light is the alter-ego of Jung. Menace was originally the main character in Jungs book Homesickness, and who always wore grey clothing. Even though Jung is a character in his own book, his is distinct from Menace, and Jung becomes the recorder of the thoughts and opinions of Menace. As alter-ego of Jung, Menace considers himself a demi-god, an angelic entity who descended from heaven and became incarnated; he is commissioned to rectify the corruption of the Christian religion in Germany and to prepare the people for the arrival of Christ in 1836. The translator is Daniel H. Shubin, who has previously translated 5 books into English dealing with Christianity in Russian and Europe; and is the author of 2 books on the Bible and one on Christian pacifism.

Women in British Cinema

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

Author: Sue Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441134980

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 1933


This book takes a broad perspective and analyses the ways in which the British film industry has dealt with women and their creativity from 1930 to the present. The first part of the book deals comprehensively with different historical periods in British film culture, showing how the 'agency' of production company, director, distribution company or scriptwriter can bring about new patterns of female stereotyping. The second part looks at the input of women workers into the film process. It assesses the work of women in a variety of roles: directors such as Wendy Toye and Sally Potter, producers such as Betty Box, scriptwriters such as Clemence Dane and Muriel Box, costume designers such as Shirley Russell and Jocelyn Rickards, and editors and art directors. This is a polemical book which is written in a lively and often confrontational manner. It uses fresh archival material and takes energetic issue with those explanatory models of film analysis which impose easy answers onto complex material.