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Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero
     

Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero

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by Henryk K. Sienkiewicz, Frederick Davidson (Read by)
 

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Written nearly a century ago and translated into over 40 languages, this masterpiece of historical fiction is one of the best-selling novels in history and the inspiration for the MGM motion picture of 1951. An epic of love and courage in Nero's time, it illustrates the conflict of moral ideas within the Roman Empire at the dawn of Christianity. Marcus, a Roman

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Written nearly a century ago and translated into over 40 languages, this masterpiece of historical fiction is one of the best-selling novels in history and the inspiration for the MGM motion picture of 1951. An epic of love and courage in Nero's time, it illustrates the conflict of moral ideas within the Roman Empire at the dawn of Christianity. Marcus, a Roman officer in Nero's army, risks his career, his family, and even his life when he falls in love with a Christian woman named Callina. In order to win Callina's love, Marcus must come to understand the true meaning of her religion, even as Rome sinks under the excesses of Nero and Christians are thrown to the lions. Quo Vadis brims with the passion and life as it explores one of the turning points in history

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786117321
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
16 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.40(d)

Meet the Author

HENRYK (Adam Alexander Pius) SIENKIEWICZ (1846-1916) was a novelist, born in Wola Okrzejska, Poland. He studied at Warsaw, traveled in the USA, and in the 1870s began to write articles, short stories, and novels. His major work was a war trilogy about 17th century Poland, beginning with Ogniem i mieczem (1884, With Fire and Sword), but his most widely known book is the story of Rome under Nero, Quo Vadis? (1896), several times filmed, notably in 1951 by Mervyn Le Roy (1900-87). He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905.

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005) was born in London and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He performed in BBC radio plays before coming to America in 1976. He went on to record more than eight hundred audiobooks, garnering AudioFile's Golden Voice Award, numerous Earphones Awards, and a GRAMMY® nomination for his readings.

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Quo Vadis.; A Narrative Of The Time Of Nero 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is, unequivocally, one of the best novels I have ever read. His style of writing is is more descriptive (with insightful imagination) when compared to Dostoyevsky's which is more probing and questioning. Both writers are remarkable though and I have read almost all of Dostoyevskys novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it a true story?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful historical novel. One of my favorite novels ever.
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