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The Lady and the Unicorn

Author : Tracy Chevalier
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A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind one of the art world’s great masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. They appear to portray the seduction of a unicorn, but the story behind their making is unknown—until now. Paris, 1490. A shrewd French nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his rising status at Court. He hires the charismatic, arrogant, sublimely talented Nicolas des Innocents to design them. Nicolas creates havoc among the women in the house—mother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waiting—before taking his designs north to the Brussels workshop where the tapestries are to be woven. There, master weaver Georges de la Chapelle risks everything he has to finish the tapestries—his finest, most intricate work—on time for his exacting French client. The results change all their lives—lives that have been captured in the tapestries, for those who know where to look. In The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier weaves fact and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestry—an extraordinary story exquisitely told.

The Lady and the Unicorn

Author : Sutherland Lyall
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The legendary medieval tapestry The Lady and the Unicorn is Sutherland Lyall's starting point for this journey into the world of mythology and mystery which has been woven around the myth of the unicorn and the lady. We learn that the unicorn is a symbol for power and the lady may be mother, mistress or virgin. With an abundant collection of documents from a number of international museums, Lyall's writing is an exciting exploration, a lively new examination, of old subjects. Who knows - perhaps he has finally solved the mystery of the Lady and the Unicorn!

The Lady and the Unicorn

Author : Pierre Verlet
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The Lady and the Unicorn

Author : Iris Johansen
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen gives readers a scintillating story of captivity and freedom, love and longing. Rafe Santine is under doctor’s orders: He needs to stay put in his coastal California mansion for two months to recuperate from the pneumonia that nearly killed him. Despite a retinue of mistresses to keep the powerful tycoon occupied, Rafe struggles against boredom—until a stunning woman literally drops onto his estate. She has high demands of him, but Rafe has even greater demands of her. He knows instantly that he must possess every facet of the enigmatic Janna. But the only thing she’ll give him is her body—and for the first time in his life, that is not enough for Rafe. Janna Cannon is willing to risk it all to save the endangered animals of the wild animal reserve where she works as a game warden. With the land they depend on pulled out from under them, Janna must take a gambit to convince billionaire Santine to give the reserve the real estate they need to keep the animals free. And she’ll need to sneak onto the man’s vast, highly protected property to do it. Much to her surprise, Santine agrees to grant her the land—if Janna agrees to give him herself in exchange. And what begins as luxurious captivity soon turns into an emotional awakening she never expected. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Taking Shots, Along Came Trouble, and Hell on Wheels.

The Lady and the Unicorn

Author : Rumer Godden
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In a crumbling Calcutta mansion, with faded frescos and a jasmine-covered garden, the Lemarchant family live, clinging to the fringes of respectability: neither Indian nor English, they are accepted by no one and exploited by all. After only a day in India, Stephen Bright meets Rosa Lemarchant. In an ill-fitting dress once belonging to her sister, she is awkward and shy, and couldn't be more different from the stories he has heard of fast 'Eurasian' girls. Ignorant of Calcutta's strict codes of conformity, he falls in love with Rosa and becomes enchanted by the building in which she lives, determined to uncover its secrets. Mystery pervades this story of a memory-haunted house in old Calcutta, as secret as a sundial in a ruined garden.

The Lady and the Unicorn

Author : Arthur Boyd
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The Lady and the Unicorn

Author : Cynthia Birrer
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A princess wandering on her uncle's estate discovers that she is the only one with the ability to see a lonely unicorn and break the spell enchanting it.

Unicorns

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Unicorn, Tahash, Elasmotherium, Scottish Royal tapestry collection, Qilin, The Lady and the Unicorn, The Hunt of the Unicorn, The Lion and the Unicorn, Re'em, Monocerus, Unicorn Pursuivant, Alicorn, Shadhavar. Excerpt: Tachash skins are a type of animal skins referred to in the Bible (Exodus 25:5, 26:14, 35:7, 35:23, 36:19 and 39:34; Numbers 4:6,8,10-12,14,25 and Ezekiel 16:10), and used as the outer covering of the tent of the Tabernacle and to wrap sacred objects used within the Tabernacle for transport. What the word 'tachash' refers to is a matter of some debate. According to the Babylonian Talmud and Rashi's commentary, the tachash was a kosher, multi-colored, one horned desert animal which came into existence to be used to build the Tabernacle and ceased to exist afterward. The King James Version of the Bible translates the word tachash as badger. Another hypothesis is that the Hebrew term "orot t'chashim" refers to very fine dyed sheep or goat leather, hence the Jerusalem Bible translates the term as "fine leather." A currently popular hypothesis is that the term "tachash" means dugong. This translation is based upon the similarity between tachash and the Arabic word tukhas, which means dugong. In accordance with this hypothesis several translations, such as the Jewish Publication Society translation, render tachash as dolphin or sea cow. Others believe the tachash was related to the keresh, a creature most often identified with the giraffe, with a similar description mentioned in the Gemara. It is not explicitly stated if the tachash was a mammal or not. The King James Version translates tachash as badger. John Grigg Hewlett, D.D. (1860) argued against the King James translation of Tachash as Badger for three reasons. 1. The badger is not found in Arabia. 2. It is an unclean animal. It would have violated th...

Strindberg and the Five Senses

Author : Hans-Goran Ekman
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In this book, Dr Ekman considers Strindberg's four "Chamber plays" of 1907: "Thunder in the Air," "The Burned Site,"" The Ghost Sonata" and "The Pelican.">

In a Unicorn s Garden

Author : Judyth A. McLeod
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This unique, multilayered book recreates the myste

The Unicorn Tapestries

Author : Cloisters (Musée)
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Color photographs of the seven exquisitely detailed late Gothic tapestries depicting the hunt of the unicorn, including many reproductions of important details, are enhanced by scholarly commentary on their secular and religious imagery, design, weaving,h

The Maiden and the Unicorn

Author : Isolde Martyn
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For Margery, the choice between 'spy' or 'wife', is really no choice at all. When King Edward IV offers her an irresistible challenge – to act as his secret courier to France – Margery is more than willing to risk her life for the King and escape marriage to Sir Richard Huddleston, the man who kidnapped her to further his political career. Yet upon arriving in France, Margery is shocked to discover that Richard is the man her powerful protector, Warwick the Kingmaker, has decreed she will marry. As Warwick forms a despicable alliance with King Edward's foes, Margery finds herself ensnared in a vicious web of political intrigue. Torn between loyalty to Edward and a dangerous attraction to her enigmatic, traitor husband, Margery's mission becomes a race against time to outwit her enemies and, above all, Richard. This unforgettable tale of power, passion, and intrigue is perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Diana Gabaldon and Alison Weir. "A wonderfully interwoven tapestry of a book" – Bestselling novelist Barbara Erskine Winner of the Romance Writers of America Rita Award for Best First Novel 2000 and the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year Award in 1999.

The Lady and the Unicorn by Pierre Verlet and Francis Salet tr by R D Chancellor

Author : Pierre Verlet
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Tapestries and Textiles

Author : Louise Spilsbury
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Learn about the beautiful creations made using threads and fibers. Artists use techniques such as weaving to make amazing pieces of art called Tapestry.

The unicorn

Author : Nancy Hathaway
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The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author : Adolph S. Cavallo
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"Among the most popular attractions at The Cloisters, the medieval branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is a set of tapestries depicting the hunt of the fabled unicorn." "Each of the seven exquisite tapestries is reproduced in large colorplates and with a wealth of color details. Created in the Netherlands in 1495-1505, they contain supremely memorable images - from the vulnerable unicorn and the individualized faces of the hunters to the naturalistically depicted flora and fauna." "The author also looks at the construction of the tapestries and the historical and cultural context in which they were woven."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Dragon and the Unicorn

Author : A. A. Attanasio
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The Oak King the Holly King and the Unicorn

Author : John Williamson
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Examines the unicorn tapestries displayed at the Cloisters in New York City

Lucia di Lammermoor or the Laird the lady and the lover A new and original operatic burlesque extravaganza In verse Founded on the opera by S Cammarano

Author : Henry James Byron
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Snow White the Wolf and the Unicorn

Author : William D. Marsland
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