Die Perle

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher:
ISBN: 3423106905
Release Date: 1987
Genre: German fiction

Diese in den 40er Jahren auch verfilmte Story gehört zum Besten, was John Steinbeck je geschrieben hat. Die Geschichte eines armen Fischers und einer ungewöhnlich großen und schönen Perle ein alter mexikanischer Sagenstoff, von John Steinbeck eindringlich und spannend in die Gegenwart übertragen. Nahe der mexikanischen Stadt La Paz, am Golf von Kalifornien, führen die Menschen ein armseliges, aber glückliches Leben. Sie glauben den Worten der Priester, die seit vierhundert Jahren predigen, ”daß jeder Mensch wie ein Soldat ist, den Gott sandte, um einen Teil des Schlosses, das unsere Erde im Weltenraum darstellt, zu bewachen. Manche stehen auf den Zinnen, manche aber tief unten in der Dunkelheit der Gewölbe. Jeder muß jedoch gläubig auf seinem Posten bleiben ...“ Es ist klar, wo der arme Fischer Keno und seine Frau Juana stehen. Doch als es um das Leben seines kleinen Sohnes Coyotito geht, beschließt Keno, sich gegen uralte Gesetze aufzulehnen und für sein Lebensglück zu kämpfen. Seine Waffe ist eine ungewöhnlich große und schöne Perle ...

The Pearl

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 014017737X
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Fiction

A poor fisherman dreams of wealth and happiness for his family when he finds a priceless pearl

The Pearl

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101199342
Release Date: 1993-02-01
Genre: Fiction

“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.” Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security.... A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Pearl Book

Author: Antoinette L. Matlins
Publisher: Gemstone Press
ISBN: 9780943763354
Release Date: 2001-10
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

With today's finest cultured pearls rivaling diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire in terms of popularity, rarity and price, more and more people are searching for a reliable source of information to guide them in the fascinating and complex world of pearls-natural, cultured and imitation. This revised and updated 3rd edition is a comprehensive, authoritative guide that tells readers everything they need to know about pearls to fully understand and appreciate them, and avoid any unexpected-and costly-disappointments, now and in future generations.

An Examination of the Pearl

Author: Edwin A Suominen
Publisher: Ed Suominen
ISBN: 9780985136215
Release Date: 2012-01-26
Genre: Religion

An Examination of the Pearl is a study of the doctrine and history of Conservative Laestadianism, a small, exclusivist Christian group that is organized in Finland and North America as the SRK and the LLC, respectively. The book also looks at the teachings of Martin Luther, early Christianity, Christian fundamentalism and sectarianism, and the Bible.

Mistress of the Pearl

Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429913401
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Fiction

Kundala is Miina's world, created by that Goddess with the help of the dragons. But Miina is missing, and her people have been enslaved by the alien V'ornn. Now a savior has come, the Dar Sala-at, a messiah promised by prophecy yet unlike anyone's expectations: within the body of a beautiful young woman is the mind and spirit of a unique Kundalan female who is joined in mystical partnership with the mind and spirit of Annon Ashera, a V'ornn male, the last survivor of a noble family. Together the two adolescents have matured and merged into a new joint identity. Now their common destiny, and Kundala's, is in their own hands. In Lustbader's richly imagined saga The Pearl, magic and science clash on an epic scale. As in the Midkemia novels of Raymond Feist, the juxtaposition shows that neither is inherently good or evil. It is the people using magic or science who give them meaning, and Lustbader has created people you will never forget: Riane, the Dar-Sala-at; Eleana, the woman she loves twice over; Kurgan, the V'ornn usurper who raped Eleana and sired her child; Marethyn Stogggul, Kurgan's defiant sister, an artist who joins the Kundalan resistance; Marethyn's lover, chief trader Sornnn SaTrryn, who secretly helps the resistance as well; and the fabulous Krystren, the Sarakkon woman from the mysterious southern continent, who comes north on a secret mission and will change the lives of everyone she meets. All the while, the evil Sauromicians threaten the world as they seek to use banestones to bind a dragon. With each new volume, The Pearl has bloomed and ramified like a gorgeous flowering vine. The Mistress of the Pearl is the best yet, and those who have read the previous books will find new sources of excitement and enlightenment, but this is also a great place to begin catching up with the series, as the Pearl shines ever brighter. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Pearl

Author: John Harms
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702235369
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is the story of Steve Renouf, a brilliant Aboriginal rugby league players. It is the story of his family heritage, his childhook and of his emergence as a try-scoring centre. It is also the story of how he and his childhood sweetheart fought for their love in the face of community prejudices. and Steve's journey from a small country town to play for the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australia..

The Book of the Pearl

Author: George Frederick Kunz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486142746
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

DIVMonumental, profusely illustrated volume by two authorities covers origin, history, structure, form; pearl fisheries worldwide; pearl-culture, pearl-farming; mystical, medicinal properties; famous collections; more. Over 180 black-and-white illus. /div

The Dragon and the Pearl

Author: Jeannie Lin
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9780373296620
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Fiction

Former Emperor's consort Ling Suyin is renowned for her beauty. She lives quietly alone until the most ruthless warlord in the region steals her away, intent on uncovering her mystery without falling under her spell.

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript

Author: Malcolm Andrew
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520046315
Release Date: 1982
Genre: English poetry

This third edition of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript has been newly revised and updated, taking account of some of the more important textual and interpretative notes and articles published on the poems since the appearance of the first edition in 1978.