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QUO VADIS: A NARRATIVE OF THE TIME OF NERO (with original illustrations) [NOOK Book]

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This book is an epic love story set in the time of Nero and Christian persecution. Quo Vadis (where are you going?) - is a usage of the phrase that refers to the Christian tradition. It refers to the apocryphal Acts of Peter (Vercelli Acts XXXV), in which Peter meets Jesus as he is fleeing from likely crucifixion in Rome. Peter asks Jesus the question" Quo Vadis?"; To which Jesus' answer is, "I am going to Rome to be crucified again" (Eo Romam iterum crucifigi), prompts Peter to gain the courage to continue his ...
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QUO VADIS: A NARRATIVE OF THE TIME OF NERO (with original illustrations)

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Overview

This book is an epic love story set in the time of Nero and Christian persecution. Quo Vadis (where are you going?) - is a usage of the phrase that refers to the Christian tradition. It refers to the apocryphal Acts of Peter (Vercelli Acts XXXV), in which Peter meets Jesus as he is fleeing from likely crucifixion in Rome. Peter asks Jesus the question" Quo Vadis?"; To which Jesus' answer is, "I am going to Rome to be crucified again" (Eo Romam iterum crucifigi), prompts Peter to gain the courage to continue his ministry and eventually become a martyr.
The eBook contains the original illustrations of the Altemus Edition (1897) and the short biography of the author.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012446336
  • Publisher: Ancient Wisdom Publications
  • Publication date: 5/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Sienkiewicz was born in Wola Okrzejska in the year of 1846, in a village in eastern Poland's Podlasie region, that was then part of the Russian Empire. Early on religion had strong infuence on him as he was baptized in the neighbouring village of Okrzeja in a church founded by his great-grandmother. In 1893 Sienkiewicz began preparations for Quo Vadis. The period at the turn of the 1880s and 1890s was associated with intensive work on several novels.
In 1905 the author won a Nobel Prize for lifetime achievement as an epic writer. It is often erroneously said that Sienkiewicz received his Nobel Prize for Quo vadis. He actually received it "for his outstanding merits as an epic writer" although Quo vadis perhaps brought him the widest international recognition. In the acceptance speech Sienkiewicz said that this honour was particularly valuable for a son of Poland, saying "She was pronounced dead - yet here is a proof that She lives on". He also added, "She was pronounced defeated - and here is proof that She is victorious".
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  • Posted June 7, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A good read in 1896, and a better read in the 21st Century!

    This book is historical fiction with many true characters and events in it. In a way it is "religious" and there is nothing wrong with that. The read is long, but the writing takes off about 100 pages into the novel. It starts slow and builds as the characters are being developed.
    Anyone who likes Steven Pressfield or Michael Curtis Ford's novels on the Ancient World will see this book as the "original" historical novel, for it was the first. A great read that keeps ones involved.
    And Jerimiah Curtin's translation of Sienkiewicz's writing doesn't miss a beat. Now I see why B&N has listed Quo Vadis as one in their "Library of Essential Reading" series.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2009

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    AMAZING!!!!

    I read that huge honkin book in two days it was so awesome. I CRIED, and I don't cry easily. I never thought I would love a character in a book as much as Edward Cullen from Twilight, but Marcus Vinitius comes seriously close!!! He's so freakin awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    NOT just 4 christians

    I am a ardent atheist. This is still one of my favorite novels. It is the story of one mans willingness to discover hisself. I have loved this book for twenty years! I read it probaly once a year. Enjoy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Anonymous

    I have never been able to fully read this story, but it's really good so far. Very interesting. It's amazing how much faith one girl had in God!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2010

    A must read for all Christians...

    ...but not only. I feel this book has stengthened by resolve.
    The story told here is so powerful. This is story telling at its best.
    But in the end, and most of all, it brings you closer to God. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    GReat, great book

    A vey well written book that is hard put down. It is a beautiful story set in ancient Rome with suspense, love, wonderful imagery and a powerful story. It has to be one of the top novels ever written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2010

    One of my favorite books of all time!

    A must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2009

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    Not for the faint of heart!

    This is one of the those books that will stick with you for a long time. I found it hard to read in the sense that it was so disturbing. What these early Christians went through for thier faith during this time was absolutely monstrous! I was glued to this one, yet the harsh reality of it was painful to read at times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2001

    The Best Translation of One of the World's Truly Great Novels

    This is the second version of Quo Vadis? (Lord, where are you going?), and is a powerful telling of the early Christian martyrs. The Latin names are a bit tough at first, but this modern English translation brings the story to life. And it's all here: a tale of love and lust, power, brutality, compassion and sacrifice, set against the insane Nero's persecution of the early Church. Not only could I not put it down (and it's no bit of fluffy reading), but I went right back in and read it again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 8, 2014

    Price

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Jaystar

    Just a few tail lengths outside of camp was an area pprotectively lined with thick shrub. Inside was a dip into the earth where a sandy arena was conveniatly placed. A small creek ran around one side of the arena's border, deep enough for small paws to not reach the bottom. On the other side was a towering oak, with thick branches perfect for learning how to climb.``Jaystar

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

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    Will always remain my #1 book! I recommend it to everyone!

    Will always remain my #1 book! I recommend it to everyone!

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Intrigue, Romance, Martyrdom, an excellent story.

    I read a lot. Some of my favorite novels are The Count of Monte Cristo, Lord of The Rings, and David Copperfield.

    I stumbled on to this book after reading a profile of the late author, Henryk Sienkiewicz, in World Magazine. It soon became my favorite novel. It is powerful, stirring, and inspiring.

    Nero is shown in all his disgusting glory, a pre-Hitler Hitler, concerned only with his ego. There is an amazing love story, and even two apostles from the Bible make it into the book. I could not recommend a better book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    about god

    Surprize endings

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Good scanned copy available

    Look for the free version of this book with "Narrative" in the title. It has very few errors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Not as good

    This version is not good. The first few pages do not display the full scanned page. The rest of the book has wrongly typed words with symbols instead of letters. I was highly disappointed. I prefer Barns and Noble service over Amazon as NOOKstudy made me fan of B&N. So, I wanted the B&N free version instead of the Amazon Kindle's version. Kindle's free version is much much better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2001

    A book that you will not be able to put down!

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and as soon as I finished it I wanted to read it again. I was also extremly involved in the story and couldn't put it down because I had to find out what was going to happen next.

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    Posted January 10, 2011

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