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Henryk Sienkiewicz
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Merle
Merle rated it 2 years ago
Over the course of 11 days I plowed through 133 pages out of a whopping 1135, and am ready to be done. Had this been a 300-page book I'd have finished and perhaps given a 3-star review. But you have to really enjoy something to want to go 1135 pages, and I wasn't looking forward to picking this up. ...
stupididea
stupididea rated it 4 years ago
Męczarnia z gimnazjum, gdy jeszcze byłam na tyle młoda i obowiązkowa, że czytałam lektury nawet, jeśli co 10 minut miałam ochotę rzucić nimi o ścianę. Nudna historia, niedorzeczni bohaterowie i przyciężkawy styl Sienkiewicza. A potem pisanie charakterystyki porównawczej Jagienki i Danusi, brrr. Gorą...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
WOOT! Gutenberg has it: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37027An Historical NovelOFPOLAND AND RUSSIA.BYHENRYK SIENKIKWICZ.AUTHORIZED AND UNABRIDGED TRANSLATION FROMTHE POLISH BYJEREMIAH CURTIN.Dedication: TOPROF. JOHN FISKE,MY CLASSMATE AND FRIEND, MY FELLOW-TRAVELLER INBOTH HEMISPHERES, THE LUMINOUS...
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it 6 years ago
I still think I was too young when I read this.. I think I was about thirteen, and this is surely not a lecture for a kid. Still, after all these years, the expression Quo vadis, Domine? remains embroidered into my brain, with no way of escaping. I don't know why it made such a great impression on...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it 6 years ago
It is obvious that Henryk Sienkiewicz was an expert first century Rome. The city and the monarchy come alive in Quo Vadis in an amazingly tangible way. Even though not all the events are historically accurate, I don't see how a better job could be done of recreating the time and place. The descripti...
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