http://www.lulu.com/content/445162 "Zanoni is one of two remaining initiates from an ancient Chaldean brotherhood. Both Zanoni and Mejnour have lived for centuries as they have wrought the secrets of eternal life from nature. The first 60 pages give few clues to the fascinating mysteries revealed later in the book. It takes a little time to get used to the Victorian style. The book is very descriptive and many who have read it find it wordy. " I have given up writing after reading this book. Why write when there are literary dozens of classic gems as this. This is a long read for those who enjoy and cherish this long lost hobby PS. also wiki the title and enjoy the spoiler if you have the attention span of a squirrel and would never read the 360 pages by 8.25X11 book.