By Thomas R. Beyer Jr.
Ever when you consider that Professor Beyer learn The Da Vinci Code, he turned intrigued via Dan Brown's use of proof in fiction. He learned that an exam of the unconventional can be a tantalizing and interesting access into the area of study and comparing info, and made up our minds to make it the topic of his freshman seminar category at Middlebury College.
Beyer and plenty of of his scholars have Dan Brown's paintings ever considering the fact that, and 4 years in the past, Beyer started to expect and delve into the proof that will be the center of The misplaced image. Like hundreds of thousands of different expectant readers, he bought a duplicate of the radical on its booklet date, September 15, 2009. He learn and analyzed it numerous occasions, and, on the urging of his writer, keen on scripting this convenient, reader-friendly better half consultant to The misplaced image, during which he elaborates on 33 key subject matters and identifies 133 net hyperlinks for even extra exploration.
the subjects, geared up by means of subject in seven sections, stick with the plot of the tale and canopy the atmosphere in Washington, D.C., paintings and structure, cryptology, Freemasonry, mystery teachings, technological know-how, and other people and areas within the novel, highlighted with 33 invaluable 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 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 dependent in Middlebury, Vermont.
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