Page 206. " Fin de Siècle "

Meaning 'end of the century', Fin de siècle, refers to both the closing of an era and the coming of a new one. It could be a time of despair or hope. Often associated with French artists such as the symbolists, it suggests a culutural awareness. People's ideas and concerns during this period influenced the following decades. Fin de siècle at the end of the 19th century was essential to the birth of modernism.

Page 223. " seven deadly sins "

The seven deadly sins in Christianity are sloth, pride, lust, envy, gluttony, greed and wrath.  The deadly sins, also known as capital vices, are distinguished from the less grave venial sins.

David Fincher's 1995 film Se7en, starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, centres on the seven deadly sins.    Se7en on IMDb