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
     
 

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Rome during the reign of Nero was a glorious place for the emperor and his court; there were grand feasts, tournaments for poets, and exciting games and circuses filling the days and nights. The pageantry and pretentious displays of excess were sufficient to cloy the senses of participants as well as to offend the sensitive. Petronius, a generous and noble Roman, a…  See more details below

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Rome during the reign of Nero was a glorious place for the emperor and his court; there were grand feasts, tournaments for poets, and exciting games and circuses filling the days and nights. The pageantry and pretentious displays of excess were sufficient to cloy the senses of participants as well as to offend the sensitive. Petronius, a generous and noble Roman, a man of the world much in favor at the court of Nero, is intrigued by a strange tale related by his nephew Marcus Vinitius of his encounter with a mysterious young woman called Ligia with whom Vinitius falls madly in love. Ligia, a captured King's daughter and a one-time hostage of Rome, is now a foster child of a noble Roman household. She is also a Christian. The setting of the narrative was prepared with utmost care. Henryk Sienkiewicz visited the Roman settings many times and was thoroughly educated in the historical background. As an attempt to create the spirit of antiquity, the novel met with unanimous acclaim, which earned the Nobel Prize in literature for the author in 1905. As a vision of ancient Rome and early Christianity it has not yet been surpassed, almost a century later.

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ISBN-13:
9781603120364
Publisher:
Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.01(d)

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Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz also known by the pseudonym "Litwos" (5 May 1846 - 15 November 1916) was a Polish journalist, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, and philanthropist. He is best remembered for his historical novels.

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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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