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Quo Vadis - Henryk Sienkiewicz
Quo Vadis
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Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) won the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature. A brilliant Polish writer and patriot, he is possibly best known abroad for his monumental historical epic Quo Vadis that portrays the vibrant and dissonant combination of cruel excesses and decadence of Rome during the reign... show more
Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) won the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature. A brilliant Polish writer and patriot, he is possibly best known abroad for his monumental historical epic Quo Vadis that portrays the vibrant and dissonant combination of cruel excesses and decadence of Rome during the reign of the corrupt Emperor Nero and the high faith of the emerging era of early Christianity. Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero, is a love story of Marcus Vinicius, a passionate young Roman tribune, and Lygia Callina, a beautiful and gentle Christian maiden of royal Lygian descent and a hostage of Rome, raised in a patrician home. At first Marcus, a typical aristocratic Roman libertine of his time, has no notion of love and merely desires Lygia with erotic animalistic intensity. Through political machinations of the elegant Petronius he contrives to have her taken by force from her foster home and into the decadent and terrible splendor of the court of Ceasar, setting in motion a course of events that culminate in his own spiritual redemption. Intricately researched, populated with vibrant historical figures, and gorgeous period detail, bloody spectacle and intimate beauty, this is an epic tapestry of the triumph of love, faith and sacrifice.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781934169063 (1934169064)
Publisher: Norilana Books
Pages no: 596
Edition language: English
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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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