Une histoire naturelle des dragons

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: L'Atalante
ISBN: 2367934231
Format: PDF, Mobi
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« Soyez avertis, cher lecteur : les volumes de cette série contiendront des montagnes gelées, des marais fétides, des étrangers hostiles, des compatriotes hostiles et à l'occasion des membres de ma famille hostiles, de mauvaises décisions, des mésaventures géographiques, des maladies dépourvues d'attrait romantique et une abondance de boue. Vous poursuivrez votre lecture à vos risques et périls. » Les mémoires de lady Trent, mises en scène par Marie Brennan, racontent la vie et les recherches d'Isabelle Trent, naturaliste mondialement connue et désormais vieille dame, dont l'esprit et le style empreints d'humour s'avèrent sans pitié pour les imbéciles. Dans ce premier volume, Isabelle, petite fille puis jeune femme, brave les conventions de sa classe et de son temps pour satisfaire sa curiosité scientifique et accompagner son mari lors d'une expédition à la recherche des dragons de Vystranie... Un livre de facture raffinée, qui s'adresse aux amateurs d'époque victorienne, de fantasy, et n'est pas sans rappeler le travail baigné de naturalisme et d'imaginaire de Pierre Dubois dans La grande encyclopédie des fées. Une histoire naturelle des dragons est lauréat du Prix des Imaginales 2016. « On est tellement emporté par l’histoire et par les dessins qu’on n’est pas loin de croire à ces créatures extraordinaires qu’on aimerait voir voler sous nos cieux. » Jean-Claude Vantroyen – Le soir « Ce premier tome est aussi bien une étude (passionnante), qu’une aventure (rocambolesque) sans oublier une critique. Marie Brennan réussit un mélange des genres où le sérieux se mélange au léger avec naturel. » Hervé Beilvaire – Temps de livres

A Natural History of Dragons

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 1783292407
Format: PDF, ePub
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“You, dear reader, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart—no more so than the study of dragons itself...” From Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, Isabella, Lady Trent is known to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning and natural history defied the stifling conventions of her day. Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects and her fragile flesh to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever.

A Natural History of Dragons

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781783292394
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The story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana.

A Natural History of Dragons

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429956313
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age. You, dear reader, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart—no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon's presence, even for the briefest of moments—even at the risk of one's life—is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten. . . . All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world's preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day. Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever. "Saturated with the joy and urgency of discovery and scientific curiosity."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Natural History of Dragons An NPR Best Book of 2013 The Lady Trent Memoirs 1. A Natural History of Dragons 2. The Tropic of Serpents 3. Voyage of the Basilisk 4. In the Labyrinth of Drakes 5. Within the Sanctuary of Wings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Voyage of the Basilisk

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765331985
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The thrilling adventure continues in the third volume of memoirs as Lady Trent undertakes an around-the-world sea voyage to discover new species of dragons

Histoire Naturelle Des les Canaries

Author: Philip Barker Webb
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781378323717
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Tales from the Kingdoms

Author: Sarah Pinborough
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 9781473202337
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'This is not your Disney fairy tale. It is much, much better' Wilder's Book Review Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty - stories you love, and that we all think we know . . . . . . but what about the secrets hidden within them? Why would a prince fall in love with a woman in a coffin? Why would a queen try so hard to poison her step-daughter? And what is a fairy Godmother's real motivation? Turn the page, and discover these classic fairy stories, told the way they always should have been . . . This collection includes the award-winning novella BEAUTY, as well as the superb novellas POISON and CHARM. 'Brilliantly subverts the classic fairy tale' One Chapter More

The Tropic of Serpents

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765331977
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A follow-up to A Natural History of Dragons reflects on the second stage of Lady Trent's illustrious and occasionally scandalous career, during which she visits the war-torn continent of Eriga to observe exotic draconian species. 20,000 first printing.

Histoire naturelle des dragons

Author: Michel Meurger
Publisher:
ISBN: 9782843621093
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Pour la première fois, un ouvrage quitte les sentiers battus de l'approche symbolique et mythique des dragons pour se livrer à une analyse détaillée du courant naturaliste qui, depuis la Renaissance, s'efforçait d'appréhender le reptile ailé comme une créature réelle, menant une existence discrète à l'abri de certains massifs européens. Histoire naturelle des dragons suit les évolutions de l'animal conjectural à l'intérieur d'un espace à caractère scientifique. A la recherche de pièces à conviction, les érudits s'aventurent dans les mondes souterrains de la Suisse et de l'Autriche. Les grands ossements exhumés serviront de matériaux probatoires à la thèse de la réalité des dragons. Dans le cadre d'une littérature spécifique, les experts prennent parti, visant à maintenir la créature à l'intérieur, du champ spéculatif ou à l'en expulser. Les récits de rencontres des montagnards avec toute une ménagerie écailleuse continuent de s'accumuler. Au Siècle des lumières, des savants comme Johann Jacob Scheuchzer soutiennent encore la naturalité du dragon, au nom de leur tentative de compromis entre tradition et innovation. Durant le siècle suivant, des individus persistent à traquer le modèle vivant de la bête légendaire dans les solitudes de Suède ou de Russie. La jeune paléontologie permet à certains vulgarisateurs de renouveler les définitions du dragon, tandis que sous la forme amoindrie d'un lézard énigmatique, le saurien fabuleux se maintient jusqu'à nos jours dans les cultures montagnardes. Histoire naturelle des dragons exhume un pan oublié de la découverte de l'espace européen.