By Thomas R. Beyer Jr.
Ever in view that Professor Beyer learn The Da Vinci Code, he grew to become intrigued by means of Dan Brown's use of evidence in fiction. He learned that an exam of the unconventional can be a tantalizing and pleasing access into the area of analysis and comparing details, and made up our minds to make it the topic of his freshman seminar classification at Middlebury College.
Beyer and plenty of of his scholars have Dan Brown's paintings ever in view that, and 4 years in the past, Beyer started to expect and delve into the proof that may be the center of The misplaced image. Like thousands of different expectant readers, he bought a replica 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, fascinated about penning this convenient, reader-friendly significant other consultant to The misplaced image, during which he elaborates on 33 key themes and identifies 133 net hyperlinks for even additional exploration.
the themes, equipped by means of subject in seven sections, stick 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 other people and locations within the novel, highlighted with 33 useful illustrations.
THOMAS R. BEYER, JR., a Professor at Middlebury collage, who focuses on Russian language and literature, has taught a number of seminars at the works of Dan Brown, and is the editor of the web reference consultant 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 dependent in Middlebury, Vermont.
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