Kain und Abel

Kain und Abel 1 - Roman

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641207762

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 2263

Nach russischer Kriegsgefangenschaft gelangt Abel Rosnovski, unehelicher Sohn eines polnischen Adligen, mit einem Auswandererschiff nach Amerika. Dort arbeitet er sich zum Hotelmanager hoch. Sein Schicksal kreuzt sich dramatisch mit dem von William Lowell Kane, Erbe eines gigantischen Vermögens, der zum Bankpräsidenten werden soll. Abel hatte ihn einst bewundert - doch dann nimmt, zurzeit der großen Wirtschaftskrise, ein lebenslänglicher Hass seinen Anfang. »Kain und Abel war der große Durchbruch in meiner Karriere als Schriftsteller. Bis heute ist es vielleicht das beliebteste meiner Bücher, überall auf der Welt. Aus diesem Grund ich mich entschlossen, meinen Roman ›Kain und Abel‹ (der 1979 zum ersten Mal erschien) noch einmal zu überarbeiten und so zu gestalten, wie er in meiner Vision schon immer hätte sein sollen. Ich hoffe, meine alten und zukünftigen Leser freuen sich darauf, William Lowell Kane und Abel Rosnovski wieder (oder auch zum ersten Mal) zu begegnen.« Jeffrey Archer

Kane and Abel

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429953955

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 5825

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world-are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred. Over sixty years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune, and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have...

Kane and Abel/Sons of Fortune

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429993723

Category: Fiction

Page: 1104

View: 9484

Kane and Able: William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in their ruthless struggle to build a fortune. An unputdownable story, spanning sixty years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save—and finally destroy—each other. Sons of Fortune: #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has mesmerized thousands of readers over the years with his riveting novels and unforgettable characters. Now he returns with another remarkable novel that proves he is still one of the most gifted writers of all time... In hushed maternity ward, an infant dies, while twin brothers thrive. By morning, one mother is told that her only child is doing fine. Another is told that she has tragically lost one of her sons... Twins seperated at birth, Nathaniel Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport have been raised in different worlds, and have both thrived among the best and brightest of their generation. In an era of violent change, free love, and blind ambition, Nat goes off to war, while Fletcher enters political combat. With each choice they make--in love and career, through tragedy and triumph--their lives mirror one another...until a high-profile murder case brings them together. Until a high-stakes political battle turns them into rivals. Until a decades-old secret is exposed...and two powerful men must confront their bonds of fate and fortune.

Kane & Abel

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780449200070


Page: N.A

View: 4051

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world-are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred. Over sixty years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune, and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have...

The Prodigal Daughter

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330524712

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 2445

From the superb Jeffrey Archer, The Prodigal Daughter is the magnificent story of love and politics. It is the enthralling sequel to the global phenomenon Kane and Abel, described by The Times as a 'classic novel of modern literature'. Hers was the ultimate ambition . . . The titanic battle between two men obsessed with destroying each other follows on to the next generation. Florentyna Rosnovski, Abel's daughter, inherits all of her father's drive, but none of his wealth. A woman gifted with beauty and spirit, but above all with indomitable will, she sets out in pursuit of an ambition that dwarfs both Kane and Abel, as she battles for the highest office of all . . .

Shall We Tell the President?

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330524755

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8012

Shall We Tell the President is an enthralling, fast-paced thriller from the bestselling author of Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. 6 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes to go . . . At the end of The Prodigal Daughter, Florentyna Kane is elected President – the first woman President of the United States. At 7.30 one evening the FBI learn of a plot to kill her – the 1572nd such threat of the year. At 8.30 five people know all the details. By 9.30 four of them are dead. FBI agent Mark Andrews alone knows when. He also knows that a senator is involved. He has six days to learn where – and how. Six days to prevent certain death of the President.

Cain and Abel in Syriac and Greek Writers (4th-6th Centuries)

Author: Johannes Bartholdy Glenthøj,Jb Glenthoj

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789068319095

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

View: 5513

Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 1992.

Die Kandidaten


Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596163236


Page: 543

View: 5248

Abel Sanchez

die Geschichte einer Leidenschaft

Author: Miguel de Unamuno

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 169

View: 4818

Abels Tochter

Kain und Abel 2 Roman

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641207770

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 9318

Der Gigantenkampf zwischen Abel Rosnovski und seinem Feind William Lowell Kane, den Jeffrey Archer in »Kain und Abel« schilderte, setzt sich in der nächsten Generation fort. Florentyna, die Tochter Abels, des legendären »Chicago-Barons«, ist bildschön, hochbegabt, ehrgeizig und die Erbin einer der größten Hotelketten der Welt. Wie ihr Vater geht sie ihren eigenen Weg mit eisernem Willen. Abel liebt sie abgöttisch, und sie vergöttert ihn – aber Florentyna begeht eine Todsünde: sie liebt und heiratet den Sohn seines Todfeindes.

The Changes of Cain

Violence and the Lost Brother in Cain and Abel Literature

Author: Ricardo J. Quinones

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400862140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

View: 3742

Era by era, from the writings of the classical Christian epoch up to East of Eden and Amadeus, from Philo to Finnegans Wake, Ricardo Quinones examines the contexts of a master metaphor of our culture. This brilliant work is the first comprehensive book on the Cain and Abel story. "Ricardo Quinones takes us on a grand tour of Western civilization in his admirable book, which reveals the riches of the Cain-Abel story as it develops from its Biblical origin to Citizen Kane and Michel Tournier. This is cultural history and literary criticism of the first order, finely written, formidably but gracefully erudite, and illustrating the capacity of Judeo-Christian culture and the modernity emerging from it constantly to criticize the darker side of its own foundations and realizations."--Joseph Frank "Ricardo J. Quinones skips Biblical and Talmudic exegesis to follow Cain and Abel through later centuries, from classical times to the present. What he uncovers sheds light on important shifts of consciousness and behavior in European and American culture. . . . Quinones writes with true eloquence and conviction. . . ."--James Finn Cotter, The Hudson Review "Quinones's study of how [the] three Cains were transformed by Romanticism and Modernism into a sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but always necessary archetype of the modern world is literary and cultural analytic history at its very best."--Choice Ricardo J. Quinones is Josephine Olp Weeks Professor of English and Comparative Literatures, and Director of the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. He is the author of The Renaissance Discovery of Time (Harvard), Dante Alighieri (Twayne), and Mapping Literary Modernism: Time and Development (Princeton). Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Das letzte Plädoyer


Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104012792

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 4136

Die Justiz kennt kein Erbarmen mit dem jungen Danny Cartwright: Obwohl er auf ›nicht schuldig‹ plädiert, soll er über zwanzig Jahre hinter Gitter - für den Mord an seinem besten Freund. Aber die Zeugen der Anklage ahnen nicht, dass Häftling Cartwright nur zwei Dinge im Sinn hat: Flucht - und Rache.

Two Trees of Destiny

Author: Louis J. Keroack

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147714952X

Category: Religion

Page: 65

View: 8294

Louis K. Keroack, born and reared in Berlin, New Hampshire, in the Androscoggin Valley, attended local schools, worked as a machinist, earned his pilots license through CA P, then, in 1942, joined the Army Air Force, in which he served for four years as an electrical specialist and as a glider pilot. After the war he took hi B.S. in mechanical engineering at the University of New Hampshire, Maine, and California. Becoming interested in education and philosophy, he attended Boston State College at night, and received his M.S. in education meanwhile working at Wentworth Institute as an associate professor, teaching machine and tool design, kinematics and drafting. Illness in the family took him back to northern New Hampshire, where he taught mathematics and science in a rural school. Presently he is an associate professor in a junior college. Always sports-mindedhe had been a member of hockey, baseball, and ski teams at schoolhe numbers skiing and golf among his hobbies, which also include hunting, trapping, and the lapidary art. His travels have been extensivein this country, Canada, and Europe, and he has also visited Mexico and Bermuda.

Kains Erbe

Kain und Abel 3 - Roman

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641207789

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 698

Florentyna Kane, die Tochter des legendären Hotelmagnaten Abel Rosnovski, hat es in einer beispiellosen Karriere bis zum Weißen Haus geschafft. Sie ist die erste amerikanische Präsidentin und fest entschlossen, die Welt zu einem besseren Ort zu machen. Doch das Schicksal hält schwere Prüfungen bereit. Durch puren Zufall erfährt das FBI von einem perfiden Mordanschlag auf Florentyna Kane. Fünf Personen wissen alle Details – eine Stunde später sind vier von ihnen tot. Nur der Agent Mark Andrews bleibt übrig. Er hat sieben Tage Zeit, das Attentat zu verhindern. Andrews kann sich niemandem anvertrauen ... und die Frau, die er liebt, ist die Tochter des hauptverdächtigen Senators. »Als ich diesen Roman vor langer Zeit schrieb, verlegte ich die Handlung sechs oder sieben Jahre in die Zukunft. Später wurde mir klar. dass ich meine Geschichte umschreiben musste. In dem Roman ›Abels Tochter‹, den ich in der Zwischenzeit als Fortsetzung zu ›Kain und Abel‹ geschrieben hatte, wird die Hauptfigur Florentyna Kane der erste weibliche Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten. Es erschien mir daher nur logisch, die Neufassung ›Kains Erbe‹ um meine erfundene Präsidentin Florentyna Kane kreisen zu lassen und eine Verbindung zu ›Kain und Abel‹ und ›Abels Tochter‹ zu schaffen – und meine Familiensaga damit abzuschließen. Die wesentlichen Handlungselemente der ersten Fassung habe ich in dieser überarbeiteten Version beibehalten, jedoch einige Änderungen – bedeutende wie auch geringfügige – durchgeführt.« Jeffrey Archer


Author: Hermann Gunkel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525516517

Category: Bible

Page: 527

View: 7292

Heads You Win

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509851275

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2517

'The master storyteller returns with a nail-biter every bit as good as Kane and Abel – utterly enthralling' - Joanna Lumley Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . . In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia. With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent fans, this is international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel.

Die Farbe der Gier


Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596163243


Page: 445

View: 4607


The Story of the First Murder and the Birth of an Unstoppable Evil

Author: Brennan McPherson

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424552338

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9179

The murder was just the beginning. Inflamed by jealousy and on the brink of madness, Cain—firstborn among men—brutally beats his twin brother, Abel, to death. As the family struggles to believe God hasn't abandoned them, Cain flees into the wilderness with the growing fear that murdering his brother might have birthed an unstoppable evil. Soon, all of life balances upon one perilous question: is the monster inside Cain the gateway to godhead or the end of mankind? Cain is a daring, atmospheric novel—the first in a new biblical fiction series based on Genesis 1–11—drawn with visionary scope, literary depth, and immense respect for the biblical text. Come, get lost in the wonders of Genesis.

Goodbye Leningrad

Ein Memoir

Author: Elena Gorokhova

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423409584

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5259

»Unglaublich gut geschrieben.« Frank McCourt Lena wächst in einem typisch sowjetischen Wohnblock auf: Die Fassade bröckelt, die Mülltonnen im Hof quellen über, in der Wohnung trocknen neben der Wäsche auch die im Wald gesammelten Pilze. Schon früh lernt sie, wie wichtig es ist, ihre wahren Gedanken und Gefühle für sich zu behalten. Vor allem wenn man sich wie Lena in die Sprache des Klassenfeindes verliebt hat: Der Englischunterricht wird zum Fenster in eine andere Welt. Als der amerikanische Gaststudent Robert ihr einen Heiratsantrag macht, zögert Lena nicht lange: Mit 20 Kilo Gepäck checkt sie ein in ein neues Leben.