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By Vladimir Nabokov

ISBN-10: 3499140322

ISBN-13: 9783499140327

Auf dem Planeten Demonia hat guy nur eine vage Vorstellung von der Existenzund Beschaffenheit der Erde. Die Elektrizität ist nach der Entdeckung ihrer schrecklichen Gefahren verboten worden. guy behilft sich mit Wassertelefonen,Uhrwerkautos, fliegenden Teppichen...Und natürlich gibt es auf Demonia auch ein traumhelles Amerika. Van Veen, der überaus virile Sohn einer sehr wohlhabenden und erotisch leicht derangierten Familie, beschreibt in seinen Memoiren seine lebenslange Liebe zu der schönen Ada - eine Beziehung, die einen Aspekt besitzt, den das Gesetz verbietet. Er ist vierzehn, Ada zwölf, als im arkadischen Ardis corridor die Gefühle der beiden erwachen und Lucette,Adas jüngere Schwester, störende Zeugin ihrer ersten Liebesbegegnungen wird. Auf eine glühende Kindheitsromanze und Jahre der im verborgenen blühenden Leidenschaft folgt die erste Trennung, als Van erfährt, daß das von ihm entfachte Feuer auch für andere brennt. Nach Jahren ist ihnen ein glückliches Wiedersehen in 'Manhattan' beschieden, aber auch neue Trennung, da der Vater die frevelhafte Beziehung entdeckt und verurteilt. Van führt das Doppelleben des Schriftstellers und Lebemannes und erstickt die Sehnsucht nach Ada. Aber der ihm verfallenen Lucette verweigert er sich, und sie geht an ihm zugrunde. Siebzehn Jahre lang muß Van warten, ehe er sich wieder mit Ada vereint sieht.

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For strength was restored to the lame, hearing to the deaf, sight to the blind, speech to the dumb, health to the lepers, and life to the dead. " ROYAL CHRISTMASES AT WINDSOR. Windsor Castle appears to have been the favourite residence of Henry II. When, in 1175, he had united with him his son Henry in his crown and prerogatives, the two kings held an assembly at Windsor, attended by the judges, deputies of counties and districts, and all the great officers of state. Henry also kept his ensuing Christmas with the magnificence and display peculiar to the times, and all the ancient sports and usages; in which the nobles and gentry of the surrounding country assisted with much splendour at the hunt and tourney, and bestowed lavish gifts on the spectators and the people.

6] Sir John Froissart tells us of the princely pageants which King Arthur held at Windsor in the sixth century, and of the sumptuous Christmas banquetings at his Round Table—the very Round Table (so we are to believe, on the authority of Dr. Milner)[7] which has been preserved in the old chapel, now termed the county hall, at Winchester. It consists of stout oak plank, perforated with many bullets, supposed to have been shot by Cromwell's soldiers. It is painted with a figure to represent King Arthur, and with the names of his twenty-four knights as they are stated in the romances of the old chroniclers.

And it was held for a thousand years after, down to the year 1806, that the King of the Franks, or, as he was afterwards called, the King of Germany, had a right to be crowned by the Pope of Rome, and to be called Emperor of the Romans. In the year 1806, however, the Emperor Francis the Second, who was also King of Hungary and Archduke of Austria, resigned the Roman Empire and the Kingdom of Germany. Since that time no Emperor of the Romans has been chosen; but a new German Emperor has been created, and the event may be regarded as one of Christmastide, for the victorious soldiers who brought it about spent their Christmas in the French capital, and during the festival arranged for the re-establishment of the German Empire.

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