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Dan_Brown_-_The_DaVinci_Code《达芬奇密码》英文原版.pdf

Dan_Brown_-_The_DaVinci_Code《达芬…

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简介:本文档为《Dan_Brown_-_The_DaVinci_Code《达芬奇密码》英文原版pdf》,可适用于外语资料领域,主题内容包含TheDaVinciCodeDanBrownFORBLYTHEAGAINMORETHANEVERAcknowledgmentsFirstandfor符等。

TheDaVinciCodeDanBrownFORBLYTHEAGAINMORETHANEVERAcknowledgmentsFirstandforemost,tomyfriendandeditor,JasonKaufman,forworkingsohardonthisprojectandfortrulyunderstandingwhatthisbookisallaboutAndtotheincomparableHeideLangetirelesschampionofTheDaVinciCode,agentextraordinaire,andtrustedfriendIcannotfullyexpressmygratitudetotheexceptionalteamatDoubleday,fortheirgenerosity,faith,andsuperbguidanceThankyouespeciallytoBillThomasandSteveRubin,whobelievedinthisbookfromthestartMythanksalsototheinitialcoreofearlyinhousesupporters,headedbyMichaelPalgon,SuzanneHerz,JanelleMoburg,JackieEverly,andAdrienneSparks,aswellastothetalentedpeopleofDoubleday'ssalesforceFortheirgenerousassistanceintheresearchofthebook,IwouldliketoacknowledgetheLouvreMuseum,theFrenchMinistryofCulture,ProjectGutenberg,BibliothèqueNationale,theGnosticSocietyLibrary,theDepartmentofPaintingsStudyandDocumentationServiceattheLouvre,CatholicWorldNews,RoyalObservatoryGreenwich,LondonRecordSociety,theMunimentCollectionatWestminsterAbbey,JohnPikeandtheFederationofAmericanScientists,andthefivemembersofOpusDei(threeactive,twoformer)whorecountedtheirstories,bothpositiveandnegative,regardingtheirexperiencesinsideOpusDeiMygratitudealsotoWaterStreetBookstorefortrackingdownsomanyofmyresearchbooks,myfatherRichardBrownmathematicsteacherandauthorforhisassistancewiththeDivineProportionandtheFibonacciSequence,StanPlanton,SylvieBaudeloque,PeterMcGuigan,FrancisMcInerney,MargieWachtel,AndréVernet,KenKelleheratAnchorballWebMedia,CaraSottak,KarynPopham,EstherSung,MiriamAbramowitz,WilliamTunstallPedoe,andGriffinWoodenBrownAndfinally,inanoveldrawingsoheavilyonthesacredfeminine,IwouldberemissifIdidnotmentionthetwoextraordinarywomenwhohavetouchedmylifeFirst,mymother,ConnieBrownfellowscribe,nurturer,musician,androlemodelAndmywife,Blythearthistorian,painter,frontlineeditor,andwithoutadoubtthemostastonishinglytalentedwomanIhaveeverknownFACT:ThePrioryofSionaEuropeansecretsocietyfoundedinisarealorganizationInParis'sBibliothèqueNationalediscoveredparchmentsknownasLesDossiersSecrets,identifyingnumerousmembersofthePrioryofSion,includingSirIsaacNewton,Botticelli,VictorHugo,andLeonardodaVinciTheVaticanprelatureknownasOpusDeiisadeeplydevoutCatholicsectthathasbeenthetopicofrecentcontroversyduetoreportsofbrainwashing,coercion,andadangerouspracticeknownas"corporalmortification"OpusDeihasjustcompletedconstructionofa$millionWorldHeadquartersatLexingtonAvenueinNewYorkCityAlldescriptionsofartwork,architecture,documents,andsecretritualsinthisnovelareaccuratePrologueLouvreMuseum,Paris:PMRenownedcuratorJacquesSaunièrestaggeredthroughthevaultedarchwayofthemuseum'sGrandGalleryHelungedforthenearestpaintinghecouldsee,aCaravaggioGrabbingthegildedframe,theseventysixyearoldmanheavedthemasterpiecetowardhimselfuntilittorefromthewallandSaunièrecollapsedbackwardinaheapbeneaththecanvasAshehadanticipated,athunderingirongatefellnearby,barricadingtheentrancetothesuiteTheparquetfloorshookFaroff,analarmbegantoringThecuratorlayamoment,gaspingforbreath,takingstockIamstillaliveHecrawledoutfromunderthecanvasandscannedthecavernousspaceforsomeplacetohideAvoicespoke,chillinglyclose"Donotmove"Onhishandsandknees,thecuratorfroze,turninghisheadslowlyOnlyfifteenfeetaway,outsidethesealedgate,themountainoussilhouetteofhisattackerstaredthroughtheironbarsHewasbroadandtall,withghostpaleskinandthinningwhitehairHisiriseswerepinkwithdarkredpupilsThealbinodrewapistolfromhiscoatandaimedthebarrelthroughthebars,directlyatthecurator"Youshouldnothaverun"Hisaccentwasnoteasytoplace"Nowtellmewhereitis""Itoldyoualready,"thecuratorstammered,kneelingdefenselessonthefloorofthegallery"Ihavenoideawhatyouaretalkingabout!""Youarelying"Themanstaredathim,perfectlyimmobileexceptfortheglintinhisghostlyeyes"Youandyourbrethrenpossesssomethingthatisnotyours"ThecuratorfeltasurgeofadrenalineHowcouldhepossiblyknowthis"TonighttherightfulguardianswillberestoredTellmewhereitishidden,andyouwilllive"Themanleveledhisgunatthecurator'shead"Isitasecretyouwilldiefor"SaunièrecouldnotbreatheThemantiltedhishead,peeringdownthebarrelofhisgunSaunièrehelduphishandsindefense"Wait,"hesaidslowly"Iwilltellyouwhatyouneedtoknow"ThecuratorspokehisnextwordscarefullyTheliehetoldwasonehehadrehearsedmanytimeseachtimeprayinghewouldneverhavetouseitWhenthecuratorhadfinishedspeaking,hisassailantsmiledsmugly"YesThisisexactlywhattheotherstoldme"SaunièrerecoiledTheothers"Ifoundthem,too,"thehugemantaunted"AllthreeofthemTheyconfirmedwhatyouhavejustsaid"Itcannotbe!Thecurator'strueidentity,alongwiththeidentitiesofhisthreesénéchaux,wasalmostassacredastheancientsecrettheyprotectedSaunièrenowrealizedhissénéchaux,followingstrictprocedure,hadtoldthesameliebeforetheirowndeathsItwaspartoftheprotocolTheattackeraimedhisgunagain"Whenyouaregone,Iwillbetheonlyonewhoknowsthetruth"ThetruthInaninstant,thecuratorgraspedthetruehorrorofthesituationIfIdie,thetruthwillbelostforeverInstinctively,hetriedtoscrambleforcoverThegunroared,andthecuratorfeltasearingheatasthebulletlodgedinhisstomachHefellforwardstrugglingagainstthepainSlowly,SaunièrerolledoverandstaredbackthroughthebarsathisattackerThemanwasnowtakingdeadaimatSaunière'sheadSaunièreclosedhiseyes,histhoughtsaswirlingtempestoffearandregretTheclickofanemptychamberechoedthroughthecorridorThecurator'seyesflewopenThemanglanceddownathisweapon,lookingalmostamusedHereachedforasecondclip,butthenseemedtoreconsider,smirkingcalmlyatSaunière'sgut"Myworkhereisdone"ThecuratorlookeddownandsawthebulletholeinhiswhitelinenshirtItwasframedbyasmallcircleofbloodafewinchesbelowhisbreastboneMystomachAlmostcruelly,thebullethadmissedhisheartAsaveteranoflaGuerred'Algérie,thecuratorhadwitnessedthishorriblydrawnoutdeathbeforeForfifteenminutes,hewouldsurviveashisstomachacidsseepedintohischestcavity,slowlypoisoninghimfromwithin"Painisgood,monsieur,"themansaidThenhewasgoneAlonenow,JacquesSaunièreturnedhisgazeagaintotheirongateHewastrapped,andthedoorscouldnotbereopenedforatleasttwentyminutesBythetimeanyonegottohim,hewouldbedeadEvenso,thefearthatnowgrippedhimwasafearfargreaterthanthatofhisowndeathImustpassonthesecretStaggeringtohisfeet,hepicturedhisthreemurderedbrethrenHethoughtofthegenerationswhohadcomebeforethemofthemissionwithwhichtheyhadallbeenentrustedAnunbrokenchainofknowledgeSuddenly,now,despitealltheprecautionsdespiteallthefailsafesJacquesSaunièrewastheonlyremaininglink,thesoleguardianofoneofthemostpowerfulsecretseverkeptShivering,hepulledhimselftohisfeetImustfindsomewayHewastrappedinsidetheGrandGallery,andthereexistedonlyonepersononearthtowhomhecouldpassthetorchSaunièregazedupatthewallsofhisopulentprisonAcollectionoftheworld'smostfamouspaintingsseemedtosmiledownonhimlikeoldfriendsWincinginpain,hesummonedallofhisfacultiesandstrengthThedesperatetaskbeforehim,heknew,wouldrequireeveryremainingsecondofhislifeCHAPTERRobertLangdonawokeslowlyAtelephonewasringinginthedarknessatinny,unfamiliarringHefumbledforthebedsidelampandturneditonSquintingathissurroundingshesawaplushRenaissancebedroomwithLouisXVIfurniture,handfrescoedwalls,andacolossalmahoganyfourposterbedWherethehellamIThejacquardbathrobehangingonhisbedpostborethemonogram:HOTELRITZPARISSlowly,thefogbegantoliftLangdonpickedupthereceiver"Hello""MonsieurLangdon"aman'svoicesaid"IhopeIhavenotawokenyou"Dazed,LangdonlookedatthebedsideclockItwas:AMHehadbeenasleeponlyanhour,buthefeltlikethedead"Thisistheconcierge,monsieurIapologizeforthisintrusion,butyouhaveavisitorHeinsistsitisurgent"LangdonstillfeltfuzzyAvisitorHiseyesfocusednowonacrumpledflyeronhisbedsidetableTHEAMERICANUNIVERSITYOFPARISproudlypresentsANEVENINGWITHROBERTLANGDONPROFESSOROFRELIGIOUSSYMBOLOGY,HARVARDUNIVERSITYLangdongroanedTonight'slectureaslideshowaboutpagansymbolismhiddeninthestonesofChartresCathedralhadprobablyruffledsomeconservativefeathersintheaudienceMostlikely,somereligiousscholarhadtrailedhimhometopickafight"I'msorry,"Langdonsaid,"butI'mverytiredand""Mais,monsieur,"theconciergepressed,loweringhisvoicetoanurgentwhisper"Yourguestisanimportantman"LangdonhadlittledoubtHisbooksonreligiouspaintingsandcultsymbologyhadmadehimareluctantcelebrityintheartworld,andlastyearLangdon'svisibilityhadincreasedahundredfoldafterhisinvolvementinawidelypublicizedincidentattheVaticanSincethen,thestreamofselfimportanthistoriansandartbuffsarrivingathisdoorhadseemedneverending"Ifyouwouldbesokind,"Langdonsaid,doinghisbesttoremainpolite,"couldyoutaketheman'snameandnumber,andtellhimI'lltrytocallhimbeforeIleaveParisonTuesdayThankyou"HehungupbeforetheconciergecouldprotestSittingupnow,LangdonfrownedathisbedsideGuestRelationsHandbook,whosecoverboasted:SLEEPLIKEABABYINTHECITYOFLIGHTSSLUMBERATTHEPARISRITZHeturnedandgazedtiredlyintothefulllengthmirroracrosstheroomThemanstaringbackathimwasastrangertousledandwearyYouneedavacation,RobertThepastyearhadtakenaheavytollonhim,buthedidn'tappreciateseeingproofinthemirrorHisusuallysharpblueeyeslookedhazyanddrawntonightAdarkstubblewasshroudinghisstrongjawanddimpledchinAroundhistemples,thegrayhighlightswereadvancing,makingtheirwaydeeperintohisthicketofcoarseblackhairAlthoughhisfemalecolleaguesinsistedthegrayonlyaccentuatedhisbookishappeal,LangdonknewbetterIfBostonMagazinecouldseemenowLastmonth,muchtoLangdon'sembarrassment,BostonMagazinehadlistedhimasoneofthatcity'stoptenmostintriguingpeopleadubioushonorthatmadehimthebruntofendlessribbingbyhisHarvardcolleaguesTonight,threethousandmilesfromhome,theaccoladehadresurfacedtohaunthimatthelecturehehadgiven"Ladiesandgentlemen"thehostesshadannouncedtoafullhouseattheAmericanUniversityofParis'sPavilionDauphine,"OurguesttonightneedsnointroductionHeistheauthorofnumerousbooks:TheSymbologyofSecretSects,TheAnoftheIlluminati,TheLostLanguageofIdeograms,andwhenIsayhewrotethebookonReligiousIconology,ImeanthatquiteliterallyManyofyouusehistextbooksinclass"Thestudentsinthecrowdnoddedenthusiastically"IhadplannedtointroducehimtonightbysharinghisimpressivecurriculumvitaeHowever"SheglancedplayfullyatLangdon,whowasseatedonstage"Anaudiencememberhasjusthandedmeafarmore,shallwesayintriguingintroduction"SheheldupacopyofBostonMagazineLangdoncringedWherethehelldidshegetthatThehostessbeganreadingchoiceexcerptsfromtheinanearticle,andLangdonfelthimselfsinkinglowerandlowerinhischairThirtysecondslater,thecrowdwasgrinning,andthewomanshowednosignsoflettingup"AndMrLangdon'srefusaltospeakpubliclyabouthisunusualroleinlastyear'sVaticanconclavecertainlywinshimpointsonourintrigueometer"Thehostessgoadedthecrowd"Wouldyouliketohearmore"ThecrowdapplaudedSomebodystopher,Langdonpleadedasshedoveintothearticleagain"AlthoughProfessorLangdonmightnotbeconsideredhunkhandsomelikesomeofouryoungerawardees,thisfortysomethingacademichasmorethanhisshareofscholarlyallureHiscaptivatingpresenceispunctuatedbyanunusuallylow,baritonespeakingvoice,whichhisfemalestudentsdescribeas'chocolatefortheears'"ThehalleruptedinlaughterLangdonforcedanawkwardsmileHeknewwhatcamenextsomeridiculouslineabout"HarrisonFordinHarristweed"andbecausethiseveninghehadfigureditwasfinallysafeagaintowearhisHarristweedandBurberryturtleneck,hedecidedtotakeaction"Thankyou,Monique,"Langdonsaid,standingprematurelyandedgingherawayfromthepodium"BostonMagazineclearlyhasagiftforfiction"Heturnedtotheaudiencewithanembarrassedsigh"AndifIfindwhichoneofyouprovidedthatarticle,I'llhavetheconsulatedeportyou"Thecrowdlaughed"Well,folks,asyouallknow,I'mheretonighttotalkaboutthepowerofsymbols"TheringingofLangdon'shotelphoneonceagainbrokethesilenceGroaningindisbelief,hepickedup"Yes"Asexpected,itwastheconcierge"MrLangdon,againmyapologiesIamcallingtoinformyouthatyourguestisnowenroutetoyourroomIthoughtIshouldalertyou"Langdonwaswideawakenow"Yousentsomeonetomyroom""Iapologize,monsieur,butamanlikethisIcannotpresumetheauthoritytostophim""Whoexactlyishe"ButtheconciergewasgoneAlmostimmediately,aheavyfistpoundedonLangdon'sdoorUncertain,Langdonslidoffthebed,feelinghistoessinkdeepintothesavonnierecarpetHedonnedthehotelbathrobeandmovedtowardthedoor"Whoisit""MrLangdonIneedtospeakwithyou"Theman'sEnglishwasaccentedasharp,authoritativebark"MynameisLieutenantJeromeColletDirectionCentralePoliceJudiciaire"LangdonpausedTheJudicialPoliceTheDCPJwastheroughequivalentoftheUSFBILeavingthesecuritychaininplace,LangdonopenedthedoorafewinchesThefacestaringbackathimwasthinandwashedoutThemanwasexceptionallylean,dressedinanofficiallookingblueuniform"MayIcomein"theagentaskedLangdonhesitated,feelinguncertainasthestranger'ssalloweyesstudiedhim"Whatisthisallabout""Mycapitainerequiresyourexpertiseinaprivatematter""Now"Langdonmanaged"It'saftermidnight""AmIcorrectthatyouwerescheduledtomeetwiththecuratoroftheLouvrethisevening"LangdonfeltasuddensurgeofuneasinessHeandthereveredcuratorJacquesSaunièrehadbeenslatedtomeetfordrinksafterLangdon'slecturetonight,butSaunièrehadnevershownup"YesHowdidyouknowthat""Wefoundyournameinhisdailyplanner""Itrustnothingiswrong"TheagentgaveadiresighandslidaPolaroidsnapshotthroughthenarrowopeninginthedoorWhenLangdonsawthephoto,hisentirebodywentrigid"ThisphotowastakenlessthananhouragoInsidetheLouvre"AsLangdonstaredatthebizarreimage,hisinitialrevulsionandshockgavewaytoasuddenupwellingofanger"Whowoulddothis!""Wehadhopedthatyoumighthelpusanswerthatveryquestion,consideringyourknowledgeinsymbologyandyourplanstomeetwithhim"Langdonstaredatthepicture,hishorrornowlacedwithfearTheimagewasgruesomeandprofoundlystrange,bringingwithitanunsettlingsenseofdéjàvuAlittleoverayearago,LangdonhadreceivedaphotographofacorpseandasimilarrequestforhelpTwentyfourhourslater,hehadalmostlosthislifeinsideVaticanCityThisphotowasentirelydifferent,andyetsomethingaboutthescenariofeltdisquietinglyfamiliarTheagentcheckedhiswatch"Mycapitaineiswaiting,sir"LangdonbarelyheardhimHiseyeswerestillrivetedonthepicture"Thissymbolhere,andthewayhisbodyissooddly""Positioned"theagentofferedLangdonnodded,feelingachillashelookedup"Ican'timaginewhowoulddothistosomeone"Theagentlookedgrim"Youdon'tunderstand,MrLangdonWhatyouseeinthisphotograph"Hepaused"MonsieurSaunièredidthattohimself"CHAPTEROnemileaway,thehulkingalbinonamedSilaslimpedthroughthefrontgateoftheluxuriousbrownstoneresidenceonRueLaBruyèreThespikedcilicebeltthatheworearoundhisthighcutintohisflesh,andyethissoulsangwithsatisfactionofservicetotheLordPainisgoodHisredeyesscannedthelobbyasheenteredtheresidenceEmptyHeclimbedthestairsquietly,notwantingtoawakenanyofhisfellownumerariesHisbedroomdoorwasopenlockswereforbiddenhereHeentered,closingthedoorbehindhimTheroomwasspartanhardwoodfloors,apinedresser,acanvasmatinthecornerthatservedashisbedHewasavisitorherethisweek,andyetformanyyearshehadbeenblessedwithasimilarsanctuaryinNewYorkCityTheLordhasprovidedmeshelterandpurposeinmylifeTonight,atlast,SilasfelthehadbeguntorepayhisdebtHurryingtothedresser,hefoundthecellphonehiddeninhisbottomdrawerandplacedacall"Yes"amalevoiceanswered"Teacher,Ihavereturned""Speak,"thevoicecommanded,soundingpleasedtohearfromhim"AllfouraregoneThethreesénéchauxandtheGrandMasterhimself"Therewasamomentarypause,asifforprayer"ThenIassumeyouhavetheinformation""AllfourconcurredIndependently""Andyoubelievedthem""Theiragreementwastoogreatforcoincidence"Anexcitedbreath"ExcellentIhadfearedthebrotherhood'sreputationforsecrecymightprevail""Theprospectofdeathisstrongmotivation""So,mypupil,tellmewhatImustknow"Silasknewtheinformationhehadgleanedfromhisvictimswouldcomeasashock"Teacher,allfourconfirmedtheexistenceoftheclefdevoûtethelegendarykeystone"HeheardaquickintakeofbreathoverthephoneandcouldfeeltheTeacher'sexcitement"ThekeystoneExactlyaswesuspected"Accordingtolore,thebrotherhoodhadcreatedamapofstoneaclefdevoûteorkeystoneanengravedtabletthatrevealedthefinalrestingplaceofthebrotherhood'sgreatestsecretinformationsopowerfulthatitsprotectionwasthereasonforthebrotherhood'sveryexistence"Whenwepossessthekeystone,"theTeachersaid,"wewillbeonlyonestepaway""WearecloserthanyouthinkThekeystoneishereinParis""ParisIncredibleItisalmosttooeasy"Silasrelayedtheearliereventsoftheeveninghowallfourofhisvictims,momentsbeforedeath,haddesperatelytriedtobuybacktheirgodlesslivesbytellingtheirsecretEachhadtoldSilastheexactsamethingthatthekeystonewasingeniouslyhiddenatapreciselocationinsideoneofParis'san

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