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Quo Vadis - Henryk Sienkiewicz
Quo Vadis
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Tartuffe & The Miser & The Bourgeois Gentleman-Swietoszek & Skąpiec & Mieszczanin szlachcicem Author: MolierTartuffeIn Tartuffe, Moliere relates the story of an attempt, by an irreclaimable hypocrite, to destroy the domestic happiness of a citizen who, charmed by his seeming piety, has... show more
Tartuffe & The Miser & The Bourgeois Gentleman-Swietoszek & Sk&#261piec & Mieszczanin szlachcicem Author: MolierTartuffeIn Tartuffe, Moliere relates the story of an attempt, by an irreclaimable hypocrite, to destroy the domestic happiness of a citizen who, charmed by his seeming piety, has received him as a prominent guest. In painting such a portrait, this lively assailant of Parisian foibles was in a new element, though one that proved to him perfectly congenial. His genius had a serious side, and on that side he was unquestionably at his best, the character of Tartuffe being drawn with a strength and precision which few dramatists have equalled.The MiserValere, the steward of Harpagon?s house, was in love with his employer?s daughter Élise. Valere was sure that he was of a good family, but until he could find his relatives he had little hope that Harpagon would give his consent to a marriage between his daughter and his steward. Harpagon was a miser of such great avarice and stinginess that he loved nothing but money. He lived in constant fear that someone would rob him of the large sum he had buried in his garden. Valere knew that his only hope lay in gaining Harpagon?s affection by flattering the old man. The Bourgeois GentlemanJourdain is a middle-aged "bourgeois" whose father grew rich as a cloth merchant. The foolish Jourdain now has one aim in life, which is to rise above this middle-class background and be accepted as an aristocrat. To this end, he orders splendid new clothes and is very happy when the tailor's boy mockingly addresses him as "my Lord". He applies himself to learning the gentlemanly arts of fencing, dancing, music and philosophy, despite his age; in doing so he continually manages to make a fool of himself, to the disgust of his hired teachers.Publishing House:KWE Sp z o.o., Warszawa 2000HardCover book266 pagesPolish Language Version
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Format: papier
ISBN: 837235927x
Publisher: Polskie Media Amercom
Edition language: Polski
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Światy z półki
Światy z półki rated it
4.0 Quo vadis
Kolejna książka Sienkiewicza, która mi się podoba. Przeczytałam ją w dwa dni i mam całkowita pewność, że będę do niej wracać. Doskonale pokazuje położenie chrześcijan w starożytności. Polecam!
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
5.0 Quo Vadis?
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
3.0 QUO VADIS -Kuniczak transl.
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...
Danway's Books
Danway's Books rated it
4.5 Quo Vadis
Henryk Sienkiewicz po raz kolejny pokazał, że jest mistrzem w łączeniu fikcji literackiej z historią, przy okazji oddając pełny obraz postaci historycznych... Quo Vadis jest powieścią rewelacyjną, ukazującą początki Chrześcijaństwa w Rzymie za czasów panowania Nerona, ale także za życia Świętego Pio...
PijanaPoMalinach
PijanaPoMalinach rated it
3.0 Quo vadis
Autorem powieści "Quo vadis" jest H. Sienkiewicz. Książka jest powieścią historyczną. Głównymi bohaterami jest para zakochanych Ligia i Wincjusz. Neron, Pompea, Petroniusz, Ursus, św. Piotr, św. Paweł, Chilion, Seneka są bohaterami pobocznymi... Sekret, który skrywa Ligia, dla Wincjusza był wyznanie...
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