Der Modigliani-Skandal

Roman

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838703502

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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Die junge Engländerin Dee und ihr amerikanischer Freund Mike stoßen in Paris auf die Spur eines verschwundenen Meisterwerkes - ein Bild des berühmten Malers Amedeo Modigliani. Aber es machen noch andere Jagd auf die kostbare Beute, und sie schrecken vor nichts zurück. Diebstahl, Betrug und vielleicht Mord sind im Spiel. Und keiner weiß: Gibt es den Modigliani wirklich? Und wenn ja, ist er echt?

The Modigliani Scandal

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330465600

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Modigliani Scandal is a high-speed, high-stakes thriller from Ken Follett, the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth. A Priceless Artwork When art historian Dee Sleign hears of a lost painting by Amedeo Modigliani, one of the greatest artists to have ever lived, she becomes determined to reclaim it so it can be viewed by the world. A Desperate Race However there are others who also want to claim it for their own corrupt motives; Dee’s Uncle Charles Lampeth, for whom art is a commodity to be traded; Julian Black, the broke owner of an art gallery; and Peter Usher, a struggling artist who spies an opportunity to get revenge against those in the art world who have unfairly wronged him. A Deadly Victory So begins an epic chase around Europe, from the streets of London to the Italian countryside, in an effort to claim one of the great lost artworks of the twentieth century. A dangerous hunt that could have deadly consequences for all involved.

El escándalo Modigliani

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: DEBOLS!LLO

ISBN: 8490329494

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Todas las intrigas y corrupciones del mundo del arte, con sus notables implicaciones económicas, desfilan por estas páginas escritas con la habitual maestría de Ken Follett. Dee, una joven historiadora del arte, descubre la posible existencia de un raro cuadro de Amedeo Modigliani, uno de los más célebres pintores de la contemporaneidad. Sus sospechas la llevan a pensar que la obra puede hallarse en un pequeño pueblo italiano. Ante la perspectiva de un descubrimiento extraordinario, Dee informa a su tío Charles, un galerista londinense. Pero la investigadora no es la única interesada en encontrar ese cuadro: Cardwell, un acaudalado coleccionista, pone en marcha una operación para apoderarse del Modigliani... Cueste lo que cueste. Reseña: «El maestro número uno del thriller.» Time

Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense

A Popular Writer Transcends Genres

Author: Carlos Ramet

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786495987

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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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.

Der Modigliani-Skandal

Roman

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838703502

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 9069

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Die junge Engländerin Dee und ihr amerikanischer Freund Mike stoßen in Paris auf die Spur eines verschwundenen Meisterwerkes - ein Bild des berühmten Malers Amedeo Modigliani. Aber es machen noch andere Jagd auf die kostbare Beute, und sie schrecken vor nichts zurück. Diebstahl, Betrug und vielleicht Mord sind im Spiel. Und keiner weiß: Gibt es den Modigliani wirklich? Und wenn ja, ist er echt?

Ken Follett

A Critical Companion

Author: Richard Charles Turner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313294150

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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

Die Spur der Füchse

Roman

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838722531

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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Binnen weniger Stunden in London: Ein tolldreister Millionenraub wird verübt, ein hoher Politiker begeht einen rätselhaften Selbstmordversuch, ein Großkonzern wird in letzter Minute vor dem Konkurs gerettet und ein Unterweltboß erlebt ein blutiges Fiasko. Als ein junger Reporter dieses Netzwerk aus Korruption und Gewalt entwirrt, wird er zum Schweigen gebracht. Denn selbst die Presse ist nur eine Figur im teuflisch-genialen Plan eines Finanzhais - der Operation Obadja...

Der dritte Zwilling

Roman

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838703405

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Als die Polizei Steve festnimmt, glaubt er zunächst an ein Missverständnis. Doch das Opfer identifiziert ihn eindeutig, und auch der DNS-Test ist positiv. Steves letzte Hoffnung ist die Zwillingsforscherin Jeannie. Je mehr diese aber über Steves geheimnisvolle Herkunft herausfindet, desto stärker gerät sie unter Druck. Hinter Steve und seinem Doppelgänger erscheint ein ganzes Heer von schattenhaften Gestalten. Jede einzelne von ihnen könnte ihr Feind oder ihr Freund sein, ihr Liebhaber - oder ihr Mörder ...

Das Geheimnis der Masken

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838707664

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 108

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So traurig hat Mick seine Mutter noch nie erlebt, denn das Haus, in dem sie wohnen, soll abgerissen werden. Also müssen sie umziehen. Und nebenan das alte Filmstudios soll auch verschwinden. Spekulanten haben das Gelände gekauft. Das alles geht Mick und seinem Freund ziemlich auf die Nerven, zumal dessen Vater auch noch beim Film arbeitet. Die beiden Jungs hecken einen Plan aus und nehmen das abgesperrte Gelände mal genauer unter die Lupe. Doch was sie dort entdecken, verschlägt ihnen den Atem ...

The Modigliani caper

fraud, fun, fiasco and remorse in modern Italy

Author: Jon Bruce Kite

Publisher: Austin & Winfield Pub

ISBN: 9781880921982

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Die Brücken der Freiheit

Roman

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838703391

Category: Fiction

Page: 543

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Vom alten England bis in die Neue Welt spannt sich der große Bogen des abenteuerlichen Lebens zweier Menschen auf der Suche nach Freiheit. In den schottischen Kohlengruben herrscht das Gesetz der Sklaverei. Doch Mack McAsh, ein junger Bergmann, träumt davon, frei zu sein. Er flieht nach London - und gerät in eine andere Form von Knechtschaft: Als Aufrührer verurteilt, wird er in Ketten nach Virginia verschifft. Dort trifft er auf Lizzie Jamisson, die Frau, die ihm einst zur Flucht verholfen hat und dabei ihr eigenes Glück als Preis zahlte... Ein großer Auswandererroman aus der Feder von Großmeister Ken Follett

Triple

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330465821

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Triple is the story of the most successful espionage coup - and best-kept secret - of this century. This taut espionage thriller comes from master of the genre, Ken Follett. A Frightening Discovery 1968. The fledgling nation of Israel risks destruction when the intelligence services find out that Egypt is only months away from developing nuclear weapons. To ensure Israel’s survival they plan to steal enough uranium to make their own bomb. A Daring Mission Mossad’s best agent, Nat Dickstein is tasked with the dangerous endeavour. Working alone, his mission is complicated further by the fact the hijacking needs to remain a complete secret. A task made all the more difficult by the factions trying to stop him. A Race Against Time Dickstein has an ingenious plan to steal the uranium and fool the Russian KGB, the Egyptian Intelligence services and the Arab extremist group Feedayeen. But as the nuclear arms race in the Middle East escalates to frightening proportions, the fate of millions of lives hangs in the balance in this fictionalized account of one of the most best kept espionage secrets of the 20th Century. . .

Edge of Eternity

Book Three of The Century Trilogy

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698160576

Category: Fiction

Page: 1120

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Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion. In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but a much more personal battle of his own. . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.

Edge of Eternity Deluxe

Book Three of The Century Trilogy

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698196902

Category: Fiction

Page: 1120

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Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion. In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but a much more personal battle of his own. . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.

Code to Zero

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330472453

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Code to Zero is a fast-paced thriller about the satellite space race in the Cold War, from number one bestselling author Ken Follett. A Man with No Memory Florida, 1958. A man wakes up on the ground in a railway station with no recollection of who he is. While trying to piece his life back together it is only when he sees a newspaper report about a satellite launch that he begins to suspect that not all is as it seems. A Race for the Future America is losing the fiercely fought space race against Russia and are about to launch their first satellite in a desperate attempt to match the Soviet Sputnik when it is mysteriously delayed. Suspecting his amnesia is related to the trouble at Cape Canaveral Luke Lucas begins his hunt for the truth. A World on the Brink His investigations unearth deeply-kept secrets about his wife, best friend and the woman he once loved more than life itself. But even more terrifying is the dark secret they tried to make him forget, a secret that threatens America’s survival.

Whiteout

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101210376

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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"Everyone likes a page-turner, and Follett is the best." —The Philadelphia Inquirer "A hell of a storyteller" (Entertainment Weekly), #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett reinvents the thriller with each new novel. But nothing matches the intricate knife-edge drama of Whiteout. . . . A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come. As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people, Toni among them, converge on a remote family house. All have something to gain or lose from the drug developed to fight the virus. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks—jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries—crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge. Filled with startling twists at every turn, Whiteout rockets Follett into a class by himself. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Night Over Water

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330525271

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Set during the outbreak of the Second World War, Night Over Water is about a perilous journey across the Atlantic to escape Britain, from the number one bestseller and master of the historical thriller, Ken Follett. The Eve of War Britain has just declared war against Nazi Germany. In Southampton, the world’s most luxurious airliner, the Pan American Clipper, takes off on its final flight to neutral New York – a haven for those fleeing the conflict. A Disparate Group Flees The passengers aboard the plane each have their own reasons for leaving Britain. Amongst them are an English aristocrat fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist running away from the Nazis; a murderer returning under FBI escort; a wife escaping her controlling husband; and a devious thief determined to keep his spoils. A Journey into Danger Trapped on the plane, with only their fellow passengers for company, their journey over the Atlantic becomes increasingly fraught. Especially when it becomes apparent a plot is unfolding that may endanger all of their lives . . .

A Dangerous Fortune

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466674

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Epic in its scale, A Dangerous Fortune tells of the dramatic highs and lows of the wealthy Pilaster family from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett. A Tragic Accident 1866, and at an exclusive school in Victorian England a student dies in mysterious circumstances. His death sets off a chain of events that encompass numerous lives over thirty years in an ever greater web of deceit and treachery. A Fierce Rivalry For Edward and Hugh Pilaster, cousins and scions of a powerful banking dynasty with connections that reach from the City of London to the colonies, who were there on that fateful day, the event will have repercussions for decades to come. A Lethal Secret The Pilaster cousins find themselves locked in a vicious competition for the top job at the bank. But the respectable veneer of the family, and even Victorian England itself, looks to shatter as the deadly event from their schooldays threatens everything the Pilasters’ have built.

Fall of Giants

Book One of the Century Trilogy

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101543558

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . . Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.