Behind the Lost Symbol
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
For the third novel - the phenomenally popular Robert Langdon franchise - Dan Brown is turning his attention to the most infamous secret society in the world, the Freemasons. In Brown's new novel, Robert Langdon, the Harvard symbologist who appeared in both The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, becomes embroiled in a mystery involving mysterious Masonic codes in Washington DC. Taking place over a period of just twelve hours, The Lost Symbol is a fast-paced thriller rooted in history, myth and conspiracy. Behind the Lost Symbol is the definitive guide to the ideas underpinning Brown's text. It will give readers essential insights into the rituals, ceremonies, settings, symbols and science behind the book. Using a simple A-Z guide format, it provides accessible and detailed entries on all the book's most important concepts.Among fascinating entries, all cross-referenced to other articles as well as to Brown's novel and its prequels, readers will learn the facts behind: the influence of Freemasonry on America's founding fathers; the Masonic architecture of Washington; the hidden links between the Freemasons and the Knights Templar; the rites and ceremonies of the Freemasons; the secrets of the Rosicrucians; the relationship between the Freemasons and the Roman Catholic Church; Masonic symbolism on the US one-dollar bill; the connection with the enigmatic sculpture, known as Kryptos, at the CIA's headquarters at Langley, Virginia.
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