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 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 This extraordinary true story, partly based on previously unpublished diaries, presents a different slant on that mighty war through the eyes of a restless young man eager for action and adventure.

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.

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.

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.

A Gentleman in Moscow

  • Filename: a-gentleman-in-moscow.
  • ISBN: 9781448135509
  • Release Date: 2017-01-09
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Amor Towles
  • Publisher: Random House

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Winning . . . gorgeous . . . satisfying . . . Towles is a craftsman.' New York Times Book Review 'Inventive and charming' You magazine On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval, the Count, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to question what makes us who we are. And with the assistance of a glamorous actress, a cantankerous chef and a very serious child, Rostov unexpectedly discovers a new understanding of both pleasure and purpose.

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.

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 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.

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


  • Filename: gentlewoman.
  • ISBN: 9780692324257
  • Release Date: 2014-11-11
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Enitan O. Bereola II
  • Publisher: BookBaby

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown... Have you ever witnessed a Lady? Not a woman, but a Lady. She’s a girl by birth, woman by maturity and Lady by choice. Do you remember how the sight of a Lady made you feel? Did she smile at you? Could you feel her warmth? Do you remember her scent of comfort and truth? Can you recall how difficult it was explaining what you witnessed when she walked by? Her high heels were music; her stride was a song. She walked in greatness influencing nations with each step. Do you remember your first time? Well, when was the last time you saw her? Her story isn’t being told. Her legacy is being watered down, and society is taking notes. She’s much more than a victim with hips. This story isn’t one of those "how to get a man" books or "he thinks he's right because he's a man" books. This took time. This is an etiquette book for women, written by a man–a crazy man, crazy over you and crazy enough to write for and about you. This is a State of Emergency! GENTLEWOMAN sets out to explore the demise of femininity and class in contemporary society. Unlike any other book, the author along with Hill Harper, Meagan Good, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Michelle Williams & more share insight to inform, educate and empower womanhood. It's fresh, fun and sexy uncommon sense advice designed to facilitate a necessary conversation amongst the sexes that leads to real solutions. Oh, and a man wrote it! “From selecting wines to selecting a mate, I am re-branding etiquette. Making manners beautiful, again.” –E.B. II CLASS is back in session! *GENTLEWOMAN is the #1 bestselling Etiquette Advice Guide on Amazon. Oprah Winfrey and The First Family are proud owners.

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