A Night of Bright Stars

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This historical novel is about a man and his dream - the same as Icarus' - a foreigner in a foreign country who will struggle to make everyman's dream a reality : flying.

Caractéristiques

Finitions Cartonné ( reliure à dos rond )
Particularités Jaquette légèrement abîmée
État Bon
Nb. de pages 219
Année d'édition 1979
Langue(s) Anglais
Format 15 x 23 x 3 cm

Description

A Night of Bright Stars is the story of a man and his dream. It is about Alberto Santos - Dumont who, in the early years of our century*, pioneered in making Everyman's dream of flight a reality ; and about the triumphs and tragedies his discoveries brought in their wake.

 

( ... ) A foreigner, a Brazilian, Santos - Dumont is thrust by the force of his ideas and personality into the merciless glare of publicity, into an arena where jackals and vultures wait to share the pickings, and into a future no one imagined to be so horribly imminent and with which he cannot cope alone.

 

( ... ) In this, his 23rd novel, the author makes the most of a theme that it at once new and timeless. With all the excitement of the invention of flight - so taken for granted today that the struggles involved are forgotten - he couples questions that still concern all of us.

 

* 20th century.

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Richard Llewellyn

Richard Dafydd Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd ( December 8th, 1906 - November 30th, 1983 ) was born in Hendon ( Middlesex, England ). 


He lived a peripatetic life, travelling widely throughout his life. Before the Second World War, he spent periods working in hotels, wrote a play, worked as a coal miner and produced his best - known novel. Several of his novels dealt with a Welsh theme, the best - known being How Green Was My Valley ( 1939 ), which won international acclaim and was made into a classic Hollywood film. 


During the conflict, he rose to the rank of Captain in the Welsh Guards. Following the war, he worked as a journalist, covering the Nuremberg Trials, and then as a screenwriter for MGM. Late in his life, he lived in Eilat ( Israel ). 


Here are some of the books Richard Llewellyn has published : Poison Pen : A Play in Three Acts ( 1938 ), None but the Lonely Heart ( 1943 ), Sweet Witch ( 1955 ), Warden of the Smoke and Bells ( 1958 ), A Man in a Mirror ( 1964 ), Bride of Israel My Love ( 1973 ), I Stand on a Quiet Shore ( 1982 ). 


( source : Wikipedia )

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