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The Resource The book of the damned, Tanith Lee, (electronic resource)

The book of the damned, Tanith Lee, (electronic resource)

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The book of the damned
Title
The book of the damned
Statement of responsibility
Tanith Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eroticism and gothic horror mingle in the enchanted city of Paradys, where no one remains unchanged The Book of the Damned introduces the city of Paradys, also known as Paradise, or Paradis. In fact, it is three cities, all places of luxury and decay, twisted love and chilling magic, intertwined by an unknown enchantment. In "Stained with Crimson, " the first tale of Paradys's inhabitants, poet Andre St Jean encounters a mysterious man who thrusts upon him a ruby ring engraved with an Egyptian beetle. Advised by friends that the ring belongs to the most beautiful woman in Paradys--the pale and ebony-eyed Antonina von Aaron--Andre attends a salon to return it to her. Instead, he becomes entangled in a vampiric game of predator and prey, gender transformation, and bloody nightmares. Dread imbues the second tale, "Malice in Saffron." After young Jehanine is raped by her stepfather, she runs away to Paradys to find her stepbrother Pierre. But the once devoted Pierre accuses Jehanine of lying and casts her out into the inhospitable streets. The desperate girl finds refuge in a nunnery and tries to live in God's light. But when dusk falls, she transforms into her male alter ego, Jehan, and prowls the alleys with murderous, Devil-worshipping thugs. "Empire of Azure, " the final exploration of Paradys's dangerous streets, recounts the investigations of writer Anna Sanjeanne, who receives a strange note from a mysterious man: "In a week or less, I shall be dead." On the predicted date Anna follows the stranger's trail. A chain of clues--a shattered window, a corpse hanging from a rope, a leather-bound diary, and a portrait of an unknown woman--soon lead the young journalist toward a sinister and ancient force. Told with lush fantastical prose and an acute aesthetic sense, The Book of the Damned ventures into a morbid and disquieting parallel world, exploring the recesses of identity, gender, and sexual transgression that lie within
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Lee, Tanith
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • 823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6062.E4163
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Secret books of Paradys
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Paradys (Imaginary place)
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of the damned, Tanith Lee, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTI1ODE4NTUz
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unknown
Control code
frd00007855
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781497653016
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9781497653016
  • (Sirsi) b1432061
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System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
The book of the damned, Tanith Lee, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTI1ODE4NTUz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00007855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781497653016
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781497653016
  • (Sirsi) b1432061
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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