The lost book of the Grail, or, A visitor"s guide to Barchester Cathedral by Charles C. Lovett

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Other titlesLost book of the Grail, Visitor"s guide to Barchester Cathedral
StatementCharlie Lovett
LC ClassificationsPS3612.O86 L67 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination320 pages
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27226547M
ISBN 100399562516
ISBN 109780399562518
LC Control Number2016056682

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Diffident Arthur Prescott, the endearing hero of this thoroughly enjoyable novel from bestseller Lovett (The Bookman’s Tale), has chosen to teach at the University of Barchester, a backwater.

The Lost Book of the Grail, Or, A Visitor's Guide to Barchester Cathedral (Book): Lovett, Charles C.: Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library.

Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among the concrete buildings of the University of Barchester, where he works as an English professor. The Lost Book of the Grail, Or, A Visitor's Guide to Barchester Cathedral (Book): Lovett, Charles C.: "In an English cathedral city, passionate bibliophile Author Prescott works to uncover a long-lost secret about the cathedral's past, and its connection to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table "-- Provided by the University of Barchester, where Arthur Prescott works.

The Lost Book of the Grail, Or, A Visitor's Guide to Barchester Cathedral (Book): Lovett, Charles C.: "Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library.

Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among the concrete buildings of the University of Barchester, where he works as an English professor. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale comes a new novel about an obsessive bibliophile's quest through time to discover a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail.

Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library/5. The Lost Book of the Grail takes us right into the heart of the Grail tradition. It addresses a key, very cryptic text ironically called The Elucidation, and step-by-step we are invited into its secret s: This was an extremely well plotted tale full of mystery and horror.

The narrator comes across an obituary on Dr Haynes archdeacon of Barchester Cathedral. What happened to his predecessor in this office. What about the mysterious crafted figures (great end eerie motif!) and the kitchen cat.

M.R. James tells a very uncanny lore here/5(10). "The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral" is a ghost story by British writer M. James, originally published in It is included in his collection More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary.

Plot summary. Archdeacon Pultney of Barchester Cathedral dies mysteriously and the new Archdeacon The lost book of the Grail takes his place.

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James, was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (–), and of Eton College (–).Author: M.R James. Opening Hours. From Thursday 5th November the shop will be closed to the public. However, our helpful and friendly team will be here on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8am - pm to process website, telephone & email orders, so don't hesitate to get in touch - we will do all we can to help!.

Please be aware that due to current circumstances there may be some delays in the delivery process. Bethany joins Arthur in a quest to find the lost Book of Ewolda, last seen carried away by a mysterious figure during one of the cathedral's most dangerous nights.

When the future of the cathedral itself is threatened, the pair discovers secrets about the grail, and about themselves, in this mystery from the author of The Bookman's Tale.

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The Lost Book of the Grail then is steeped in the intersection of history and myth, of imagined and real events that saw humanity both at its creative best and violent worst, of the back-and-forth of belief under competing schools of religiously-devoted kings and queens who saw different paths to God and were not afraid to use the sword to ensure their subjects, friends and enemies made it onto the path.

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Bleiler () in The Guide to Supernatural Fiction (Pages - ). Robert asks him if he’s religious, and the narrator says he doesn’t believe in anything. He says he can’t describe a cathedral because cathedrals are meaningless for him.

Robert asks the narrator to find a piece of paper and pen. Then he and the narrator sit around the coffee table, and Robert tells the narrator to draw a cathedral.

The narrator agrees and finds paper and a pen. Together, they draw a cathedral: Robert holds his hand on the narrator’s writing hand. Robert encourages the narrator to keep drawing, saying things like “swell” and “doing fine.” The narrator becomes enthralled with the drawing, adding more and more details to his rendering of the cathedral.

A.E. Waite gets to the core of the Grail legend, an interwoven mass of narratives which started with seeds of pagan folklore and grew into a massive allegorical Christian epic.

This page book will satisfy both the academic reader who wants a survey of the Grail literature, and the more mystically inclined who seek the Grail itself.

The clergymen of Barchester find the pursuit of God's purposes is an often ignoble business. Rilke wrote a sequence of six poems inspired by a visit to Chartres cathedral.

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On February 26th, at his residence in the Cathedral Close of Barchester, the Venerable John Benwell Haynes, D.D., a Archdeacon of Sowerbridge and Rector of Pickhill and Candley.

He was of——College, Cambridge, and where, by talent and assiduity, he commanded the esteem of his seniors; when, at the usual time, he took his first degree. Eliot's verse dramatization of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature The Archbishop Thomas Becket speaks fatal words before he is martyred in T.

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Summary. After a full life as a knight, Sir Percivale retires to an abbey near Camelot and becomes a monk. Shortly afterward, he dies. Ambrosius, one of the other monks, had become his friend, and during the last days of his life, Percivale told his companion about the vision of the Holy Grail that had changed his life and finally caused him to leave the Round Table for a life of austerity and.

Bloodline of the Holy Grail, the book, has been described as "the book of messianic descent". It was a radio interviewer who called it that; and it’s an apt description because the book carries the subtitle, The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction.

From through the late s, Carver battled alcoholism and was hospitalized multiple times. By the late s, Carver was able to get a handle on his disease and then took teaching appointments.

As a child, Patrice Bertrand heard his mother recount details of her visit to the shrine of the famous Black Madonna of Chartres Cathedral, 60 miles southwest of Paris.

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James Illustration for "The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral" by Rosalind Caldecott. Date: Fri, 21 Dec Dear all As we prepare to read MR James's short story 'The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral', here's some brief biographical information on him taken from The Oxford.

According to books like The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail and The Da Vinci Code the secret of the Holy Grail was known to the Cathars, to a secret society known as the Priory of Sion, to the Knights Templar, and to the Abbé Bérenger Saunière, a French priest of Rennes-le-Château in the South of France.

Illustration of the Holy Grail at the Round Table, a legend popularized in a book by Robert de Boron. Credit: Photo 12/Alamy Stock Photo All. The cathedral was used for, among other things, a detention center for prisoners of war. In andprisoners used the nave’s wood furnishings for firewood.

The Holy Grail of ancient history, legend, and myth has been found, and with it the answers to all of our most important questions, including the most elusive one in this entire world: the precise reason why we are experiencing it. The Holy Grail cannot be found without learning, therefore this book is designed to teach.

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