Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

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Translated by Stanley F Conrad. Set around the dawn of Christianity with amazing historical accuracy Quo Vadis? won Sienkiewicz the Nobel Prize. Written nearly a century ago and translated into over 40 languages, Quo Vadis, has been the greatest best-selling novel in the history of literature. Now in a sparkling new translation which restores the original glory and splendour of this masterpiece, W S Kuniczak, the most acclaimed translator of Sienkiewicz in this century, combines his special knowledge of Sienkiewicz's fiction with his own considerable talents as a novelist. An epic saga of love, courage and devotion in Nero's time, Quo Vadis portrays the degenerate days leading to the fall of the Roman Empire and the glory and the agony of early Christianity.
Publisher: New York : Hippocrene Books, 2000, c1993
Edition: Hippocrene hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780781807630
0781807638
Characteristics: 579 p. : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kuniczak, W. S. 1930-

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midnightvupecula Sep 04, 2012

Violence: Killing and blood and gore

midnightvupecula Sep 04, 2012

Coarse Language: Swearing and terms not suitable for younger ages

midnightvupecula Sep 04, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Blood and gore

midnightvupecula Sep 04, 2012

Sexual Content: Lust to name a few

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Liber_vermis
Jun 28, 2018

Although originally published in 1895, Quo Vadis? gained the author the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905. This historical novel resonates with the current Trump Administration in the United States on several levels. The author uses foreshadowing twice to build suspense.

midnightvupecula Sep 04, 2012

Quite a complex novel with plots and subplots. I've read this book a few times, and I adore it! A lot of violence, blood and gore, and sexual themes, and what it means to be a Christian and what true love is.

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midnightvupecula Sep 04, 2012

midnightvupecula thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Liber_vermis
Jun 28, 2018

In 54 A.D. Nero is the disinterested emperor of the Roman Empire who aspires to acclaim as a poet, singer, and actor. The Roman aristocracy has become incredibly wealthy from pillaging conquered countries, exploiting their domestic peasants, and powering their empire with slave labour. Tigellinus curries favour with Nero by facilitating his weaknesses for debauchery, revenge, and spectacle. Petronius is a court favourite of Nero as he supports his artistic aspirations while attempting to restrain his baser instincts. On Nero’s whimsical order Tigellinus sets fire to Rome. The Great Fire is attributed to the new Christian sect that is infiltrating the empire with heretical ideas and attitudes. After Petronius’ nephew, Marcus Vinitius falls in love with Ligia, the daughter of the king of the Ligians and a Christian convert, the couple are swept into the maelstrom of reprisals that send the Christians to terrible deaths in the amphitheater. A historical fiction based on actual people and events, this classic novel has strong characters, dramatic action, and unnerving scenes. Background notes are provided on the historical characters; and a map shows Rome and the province of Campania at the time of Nero.

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Jun 28, 2018

"Tigellinus bit back his fury, but his face was gray, like coals under ashes. Petronius was his only rival in influence over [Nero], and so far Tigellinus had managed to hold the edge. His superiority over the cultivated arbiter of taste lay in the fact that he pandered to Nero's lowest instincts ... and Nero didn't really care how gross he was in his company. But whenever he locked horns with Petronius, Tigellinus got the worst of it, soundly gored by a mind as quick and searing as lightning." (p. 135)

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