By Thomas R. Beyer Jr.
Ever considering Professor Beyer learn The Da Vinci Code, he grew to become intrigued through Dan Brown's use of evidence in fiction. He discovered that an exam of the radical can be a tantalizing and unique access into the realm of analysis and comparing info, and made up our minds to make it the topic of his freshman seminar type at Middlebury College.
Beyer and lots of of his scholars have Dan Brown's paintings ever when you consider that, and 4 years in the past, Beyer started to count on and delve into the proof that will be the center of The misplaced image. Like thousands of alternative expectant readers, he bought a duplicate of the unconventional on its book date, September 15, 2009. He learn and analyzed it a number of occasions, and, on the urging of his writer, keen on scripting this convenient, reader-friendly significant other consultant to The misplaced image, during which he elaborates on 33 key issues and identifies 133 web hyperlinks for even additional exploration.
the subjects, geared up by means of subject in seven sections, persist with the plot of the tale and canopy the environment in Washington, D.C., paintings and structure, cryptology, Freemasonry, mystery teachings, technological know-how, and folks and locations within the novel, highlighted with 33 useful illustrations.
THOMAS R. BEYER, JR., a Professor at Middlebury university, who makes a speciality of Russian language and literature, has taught various seminars at the works of Dan Brown, and is the editor of the net reference advisor The Keys to The Da Vinci Code. He and his scholars are at the moment engaged on a wiki dedicated to Angels & Demons. he's established in Middlebury, Vermont.
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