The Last Gentleman

  • Filename: the-last-gentleman.
  • ISBN: 0679602720
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 442
  • Author: Walker Percy
  • Publisher:

Will Barrett, a Princeton graduate working as a janitor, meets Kitty when looking through his telescope at Central Park, and is drawn away from his remote lifestyle into the realities of her Southern family.

The Last Gentleman Adventurer

  • Filename: the-last-gentleman-adventurer.
  • ISBN: 0618773584
  • Release Date: 2006-11-01
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Edward Beauclerk Maurice
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A fascinating true adventure story chronicles the experiences of Edward Beauclerk Maurice, a young explorer for the Hudson Bay Company who was taught survival techniques, and much more, by the Inuit people. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

The Last Gentleman of war

  • Filename: the-last-gentleman-of-war.
  • ISBN: 1557505381
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 321
  • Author: R. K. Lochner
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press

The World War I saga of the German cruiser Emden provides a colorful portrait of a lost era of naval warfare.

The Last Gentleman of the SAS

  • Filename: the-last-gentleman-of-the-sas.
  • ISBN: 1780576676
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: John Randall
  • Publisher:

In 1945, John Randall was the first Allied officer to enter Bergen-Belsen âe" the concentration camp that would reveal the horrors of the Holocaust to the world. Now in his 90s, Randall was one of that league of extraordinary gentlemen handpicked for suicidally dangerous missions behind enemy lines in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany throughout the Second World War. He was a man of his class and of his times. He hated the Germans, liked the French and was unimpressed by the Americans and the Arabs. He was an outrageous flirt, as might be expected of a man who served in Phantom alongside film stars David Niven and Hugh Williams. He played rugby with Paddy Mayne, the larger-than-life colonel of the SAS and winner of four DSOs. He pushed Randolph Churchill, son of the Prime Minister, out of an aeroplane. He wined and dined in nightclubs as part of the generation that lived for each day because they might not see another. This extraordinary true story, partly based on previously unpublished diaries, presents a different slant on that mighty war through the eyes of a restless young man eager for action and adventure.

Walker Percy s Voices

  • Filename: walker-percy-s-voices.
  • ISBN: 0820321400
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: Michael Kobre
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Walker Percy's novels are fraught with characters struggling toward a destiny and purpose in life who must sort through conflicting inner voices and the voices of family, friends, therapists, and mentors until they finally find their own paths. Through trial, error, and retrial, Percy's characters continuously reinvent themselves, struggling until they reach solutions, satisfaction, and maturity. In this multifaceted work, Michael Kobre analyzes Walker Percy's major fiction works--The Moviegoer, The Last Gentleman, Love in the Ruins, Lancelot, The Second Coming, and The Thanatos Syndrome--in terms of the Russian philosopher and literary scholar Mikhail Bakhtin's critical theory. Kobre begins with an introduction to Percy's view of language and consciousness and a clear, accessible explanation of Bakhtin's ideas. His subsequent discussion of the novels connects each work in turn with Percy's advancing career and explores the deepening conflict in Percy's fiction between his desire to express his own religious and moral beliefs and his commitment to the essential freedom of his art--the play of many voices in his narratives.

The Myth of the Fall and Walker Percy s Last Gentleman

  • Filename: the-myth-of-the-fall-and-walker-percy-s-last-gentleman.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105008894649
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 148
  • Author: Bernadette Prochaska
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

Williston Bibb Barrett experiences a sense that something is wrong in the world and in his life. The evidence in the novels of Walker Percy which deal with the life of Will Barrett, The Last Gentleman and The Second Coming, points to the presence of the Myth of the Fall. Experiencing imbalance and indirection, Will Barrett is the fallen man in a fallen world. However, the cycle of falling and rising resonates with joy and grace as the protagonist journeys toward salvation.

A Gentleman in Moscow

  • Filename: a-gentleman-in-moscow.
  • ISBN: 9780399564048
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Amor Towles
  • Publisher: Penguin

A New York Times bestseller “The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles’ debut, Rules of Civility, shapes [A Gentleman in Moscow]” –Entertainment Weekly “’The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Eloise’ meets all the Bond villains.” –TheSkimm “Elegant… as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg” –O, the Oprah Magazine He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. “And the intrigue! … [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery… a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama.” –The San Francisco Chronicle From the Hardcover edition.

Lost in the Cosmos

  • Filename: lost-in-the-cosmos.
  • ISBN: 9781453216347
  • Release Date: 2011-03-29
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Walker Percy
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

“A mock self-help book designed not to help but to provoke; a chapbook to inveigle us into thinking about who we are and how we got into this mess.” —Los Angeles Times Book ReviewPublished at the height of the 1980s self-help boom, Lost in the Cosmos is Percy’s unforgettable riff on the trend that swept the nation. Filled with quizzes, essays, short stories, and diagrams, Lost in the Cosmos is a laugh-out-loud spin on a familiar genre that also pushes readers to serious contemplation of life’s biggest questions. One part parody and two parts philosophy, Lost in the Cosmos is an enlightening guide to the dilemmas of human existence, and an unrivaled spin on self-help manuals by one of modern America’s greatest literary masters.

The Second Coming

  • Filename: the-second-coming.
  • ISBN: 0312243243
  • Release Date: 1999-09-13
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Walker Percy
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Widower Will Barrett of Linwood, North Carolina, and Allison Vaught--two alienated souls both questioning their faith in God--together heal one another and return to a Christian community that rejects their methods of healing

The Gentleman s Bedside Companion

  • Filename: the-gentleman-s-bedside-companion.
  • ISBN: 9781101514788
  • Release Date: 2011-05-03
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Tom Cutler
  • Publisher: Penguin

Delightful Things to Read About Before the Snoring Starts Have you ever found that once you are between the sheets, Madame Bovary is too heavy, magazines are too slippery, and Crime and Punishment is too long? The Gentleman's Bedside Companion is the answer-a bracing collection of information, humor, and curiosities that will help every man make his mark on the world with panache. Spanning the arts, sciences, sports, and the opposite sex, topics include: Bananas as proof of God's existence Great bits from the Bible Famous painters and how they died The Monkees, a potted history All about submarines Useful foreign pickup lines An international swearing dictionary Let the horizontal reading begin. Watch a Video

The Last of the Gentlemen Adventurers

  • Filename: the-last-of-the-gentlemen-adventurers.
  • ISBN: 9780007171644
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 391
  • Author: Edward Beauclerk Maurice
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

In 1930 a sixteen-year-old boy left England to become one of the last of the 'gentlemen adventurers' - the fur traders of the Hudson's Bay Company. In the Arctic he found adventure, love and sadness as he came to grips with Eskimo life. Beautifully written, inspiring and funny, this is a boy's own story that captures a world now lost forever.

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