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    [ [EPUB] La Madone des Sleepings ] BY Maurice Dekobra – thetributepages.co.uk It was curiosity than anything else that made me buy this book Curiosity as to what it was that made this book so immensely popular in the mid 20s this is a reprint of that work as translated by the Frenchreal name Maurice Tessier author’s American friend Neil Wainwright so expect American punctuation and spellings to whom the book is dedicated At worst I thought it might simply be a frivolous pastime but it was curio

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    [ [EPUB] La Madone des Sleepings ] BY Maurice Dekobra – thetributepages.co.uk I purchased a Neversink Library bundle for myself for Christmas about five or six years ago I had only recently become aware

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    Read La Madone des Sleepings [ [EPUB] La Madone des Sleepings ] BY Maurice Dekobra – thetributepages.co.uk Lady Diana Wynham seeks to wow the soulless and cynical Bolsheviks who are in case just bitter spurned romantics underneath I suppose the main curiosity here is that anyone would have thought it possible in 1925 th

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James Bond critiue of Communism ala Orwell the plight of the woman who depends on men for wealth ala Edith WhartonOur narrator is a suave Frenchman with a heart of gold Like James Bond he loves women and does well with them unlike James Bond he is a human with feelings and also respects women as people than he desires bedding them Given the current political news it was very peculiar to read a book set in the mid 1920s having a plot centered on Russia corruption and oil and ven peculiar to be rooting for the obscenely rich noble main characters The book is good read that was O Colégio de Todos os Segredos eual parts frothy and dark Injoyed itAlso the main author changed his name to DeKobra because he really liked cobras so that s pretty badass When looking over at to find books that were made into movies I have seen over the years I was introduced to Maurice Dekobra s The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars I was looking for the book based on Hitchcock s movie Foreign Correspondent thought I had found the book but it was modern author Alan Furst s novel by the same name The book based on the movie was Personal History by Vincent Sheean which is not available in Kindle format Furst had touted Dekobra s novel it being a best seller of it time 1925 it sound like an interesting read His female characters March Violets (Bernie Gunther, exhibit a strength dominance Dekobra was a Frenchman who was a journalist as well as a novelist What I findnthralling is reading a book about Germany s Weimar Republic 1919 1933 pre Adolf Hitler Stalin s Russia Communist Russia through the Zoete tranen eyes of someone living in those times Where the Reichsmark was necessary due to Germany s inflation ladies of thevening debauchery were on the rise This story is about Lady Diana Wynham The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars a free spirited widow her uest to drill for oil on her beueathed property in the USSR Caucasus With the help of her secretary scandal ridden Prince Gerald Seliman Lady Diana devise a plan if it does not succeed she is ruined While in Germany they come to talk to the Communist leader in Berlin Leonid Varichkine his female associate This is a different kind of spy thriller were personal vendetta is the game death are at high stakes The Soviet system is seen for the horror it was for anyone that the is in its grasp that is targeted Excerpts About the author The publication of The Maddona of the Sleeping Cars in 1925 was an international success the book was translated into thirty languages and sold million of copies It was banned in Boston and the New York Times dubbed him the biggest seller of any living French writer or dead one Water Music eitherHe nodded Foright years that same charming Madam Mouravieff has been Varichkine s official mistress She inspires him She directs him She terrorizes him Ah my dear boy that Irina Mouravieff is an Revived extraordinary woman She is one of thosenlightened individuals who can conceive of human happiness by the way of machine gun bullets and who sends the people who contradict her to do a little bit of uninterrupted meditation in the ice fields of SolovkiOnly the thick headed logicians are astonished to find that there is an Student Research Projects in Calculus elite society in a country whereverything is ual But I must say that there are very few in the party to which I have the honor to belong You can count them on the fingers of one "HandMost Assuredly And As Anyone "assuredly And as anyone is accused of counter revolution ven if there is no proof is automatically condemned to death those innocent people Love for Imperfect Things end up in the dungeons of the Loubianka But all that is of no importance for it is better to shoot ten innocent people than to let one dangerous agitatorscapeDo you really believe that tyrants are born into the world just like musicians or taxpayers After all what does the cruelty of tyrants signify It is but a manifestation of the instinct of self preservation nothing nor less A harmless piece of flesh and bone forced by destiny to command a

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individuals who him is bound to be a perfect CaliguaJust a man cursed with an ducation valueless to the new regime a superfluous being who has been conuered in the unfair battle between brute force and brain powerMy next read Colette s The Vagabond. ν ανέβηκε ποτέ άλλο γολγοθά από την πλατιά σκάλα του Ριτζ είναι απλώς αδιανόητη Ο πλούτος της είναι απαραίτητος ακόμα κι αν πρέπει να τον διεκδικήσει από αιμοσταγείς μπολσεβίκους Ακόμα κι αν πρέπει να περάσει από το κρεβάτι του συντρόφου Βαρίσκιν για να πάρει πίσω τις πετρελαιοπηγές που της στέρησε η σοβιετική κρατικοποίηση. Lady Diana Wynham seeks to wow the soulless and cynical Bolsheviks who are in case just bitter spurned romantics underneath I suppose the main curiosity here is that anyone would have thought it possible in 1925 that the USSR would open is that anyone would have thought it possible in 1925 that the USSR would open and let foreigners claim their mining concessions granted the pre Revolutionary times Before Stalin a gradual decline away from communism by 1940 looked plausibleI d like to see the old film versions I purchased a Neversink Library bundle for myself for Christmas about five or six years ago I had only recently become aware of Melville House and was uite intrigued by the design of these books and the mission of the Neversink series to make available titles which had been under appreciated or unfortunately forgotten I cannot uite recall if the bundle was ten pre selected titles or if I chose the volumes myself Over the intervening years I have read maybe two After Midnight for sure people in an apartment fearful of the Nazis bursting in upon them and the Right Way to do Wrong Houdini just riffing for about 200 pages Somewhere along the way I must have sold off several at current I only count five Neversink volumes on my shelves This book is appropriately described as a romp It sold over 15 million copies upon its publication in the 1920s and in many ways originated the spy thriller began a long legacy of mystery and intrigue stories set on and around the Orient xpress and provided the basis for the hard boil language of Raymond Chandler and others I found it delightful Many goodreads reviewers seemed mystified as to why Melville House would republish a book that amounts to such a light Taking Instruction (Taboo, entertainment With its page turning plot leaps and its unenlightened vilification of the Soviet Union This strikes me as an unfairvaluation of the book Sure its light but there is so much here The whole book could uite Language and Linguistics easily be a chapter in a later Pynchon novel I think it is well deserving of a wider audience Recommended It was a fairly light read depending on how much you wanted to get into it I went into it with the falsexpectation that it was going to be a simple action thriller being a Spy novel It turned out to be constructed like a pastry than in inverted spyglass sweet and flexible in interpretation I got about as much of it as I put in only to realise with sadness at the Divertimento end that the things that made it than worthwhile the political historical references the women s liberation themes and the close upxamination of 20s high society were ignored by me for most of the time which was a crying shame because the novel focussed on these The narrator is a bit of a bumbling character a crying shame because the novel focussed on these The narrator is a bit of a bumbling character too much naivety for any real confrontation and it s due to h It was curiosity than anything Love Is a Fairy Tale else that made me buy this book Curiosity as to what it was that made this book so immensely popular in the mid 20s this is a reprint of that work as translated by the Frenchreal name Maurice Tessier author s American friend Neil Wainwright soxpect American punctuation and spellings to whom the book is dedicated At worst I thought it might simply be a frivolous pastime but it was curiosity that was foremost in my mindThere are four main characters the aristocratic Westerners Lady Diana Wynham and her secretary Prince Gerard S liman who is the author of the book and so it represents his take on the characters and their attitudes and the Russian Communists "Leonid Varichkine and his partner Irina Mouravieff The writing and dialogue is florid ven awful "Varichkine and his partner Irina Mouravieff The writing and dialogue is florid ven awful modern standards and stylistically uirky but it is not difficult to become used to it Somehow it also seems appropriate as the type of writing one would xpect the character S liman might use but of course it is Dekobra s style and it represents a fascinating mix aka dekobrisme at the time of the author s first hand xperience of the places and Bangkok Wakes to Rain events described and the fictionallements of the narrative On a certain level there is a certain spying uality that propels the narrative but the intriguing aspect is the complex interplay between the four main characters The setting in the mid 1920s provides the political background the Capitali. Η μαντόνα των βαγκόν λι έχει για φωτοστέφανο τον φαύλο κύκλο των καπρίτσιων της και για Ιερή Σκέπη σουίτες πολυτελών ξενοδοχείων Οι μάγοι της προσφέρουν μαργαριτάρια Η άσωτη μαντόνα χορεύει γυμνή μπροστά στην έκθαμβη βρετανική αριστοκρατία και προκαλεί τα χρηστά ήθη στα πρωτοσέλιδα των κοσμικών φυλλάδων Η Λαίδη Γουάινχαμ

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St Aristocracy and their overwhelming fear of the conseuences of the Communist Russian Revolution Dekobra s style allows him to present unflinching descriptions of both political sides Wyndham and S liman provide prescient condemnations of the Communists and Communism while Varichnike and Mouravieff provide the ually incisive biting criticisms of the Aristocratic Capitalistic melieu Given the immense popularity of the book one cannot help but wonder how much its pro Western sentiments
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have contributed shaping the West s virulent anti Communist phobias prevalent both during World War II specially among our political and religious leaders and particularly throughout the Cold War periodAt the Darkmere end of the book there is an Afterword written in 2012 by Ren Steinke Among other things it interprets the book from the point of view of its depiction of the New 20th century Woman as typified by the two central women in the book the outrageous Lady Diana Wynham the Madonna of the Sleeping Cars and the terrifying Irina Mouravieff the Maruise de Sade of Red Russia Indeed the characters of the two women are perhaps the most potent aspect of this novel both represent a kind of freed ormancipated woman and both are presented as both wonderful and terrifying in their own ways Both are ruthless cruel heartless and fearless and while S liman s overwhelming preference is for Lady Diana one can also detect a sneaking admiration for Irina The men are presented almost as peripheral actors to be used by the women for their particular Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? ends and purposes and with not too many other redeeming ualities As to which of the two women protagonists is the most monstrous I will leave that to the individual reader to determineOverall a mostnjoyable read A superbly poetic book I can see why people go back to it now and again for a reread Its prose alone Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den evokes the best of Fitzgerald I know the latter is American but his style is the closest I can think ofPrecious little time is actually spent on the Orient Express or any train for that matter or is described only fleetingly which was the primary reason I took up this book Other than that the plot felt a bit small and short few characters and few but harrowing series ofventsThat said this is a truly xcellent classic thriller Lady Wyndham is a fascinating and inspiring character as many have noted and Prince Seliman is a singularly noble model Overwrought and antiuated with Soviets as cartoon villains This is the first book I ve read in the Neversink series where I thought upon finishing it Why Why republish this why think it deserves a broader modern audience This might have been relatively intriguing in its time the free loving heroine the jabs at Communism the relatively open acceptance of pre post and intra marital sex but unlike the books by Keun and Horvath ven the Strugatskys that Melville House has previously published as part of this imprint this little picaresue piece holds nothing but historical value It s a curiousity rather than a literary find poorly written tediously plotted and terribly obvious I can t recommend it to anyone but completist collectors of this series I was slogging my way through a couple of books that didn t fully have my attention when I rebelled "and scoured my shelves for something ngaging I don t think I ve read a spy novel since college "scoured my shelves for something ngaging I don t think I ve read a spy novel since college maybe high school but I trust Neversink Library so I Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century ended up opening The Madonna of the Sleeping CarsAs usual I was not disappointed Well I was a little disappointed that The Madonna didn t turn out to be the spy norven really the star of her own book but what the book is instead was delightful and compulsively readableThen again despite the fact that the narrator of the story is Prince Gerard Seliman yes I m too lazy to figure out how to do the accent right now Lady Diana s The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars secretary Gerard see 3 12Amazing to think that this was a best seller in its day if only because it does not seem to fit into any one genre To me it is a blend of light hearted Fashion Design Course escapades of the very British and very rich ala Jeeves and Wooster internationalspionage with sex ala. ?ισθησιακή ατίθαση και απαλλαγμένη από ηθικές ασημαντότητες σκανδαλίζει την Ευρώπη του '20 ταξιδεύει αδιάκοπα κι εξερευνά άλλοτε τα άγνωστα εδάφη της ψυχανάλυσης και άλλοτε τα επικίνδυνα εδάφη του υπαρκτού σοσιαλισμού συνοδευόμενη από τον έμπιστο γραμματέα της Πρίγκιπα Σελιμάν Η οικονομική καταστροφή; Για τη γυναίκα που δε.
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