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Autore: Henryk Sienkiewicz; Stanley F Conrad
Editore: New York : Hippocrene Books, ©1992.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Christian fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Sienkiewicz, Henryk, 1846-1916.
Quo vadis?
New York : Hippocrene Books, c1992
(OCoLC)654994602
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Henryk Sienkiewicz; Stanley F Conrad
ISBN: 0781801001 : 9780781801003
Numero OCLC: 26396984
Descrizione: 493 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Altri titoli: Quo vadis?
Responsabilità: Henryk Sienkiewicz ; in a new American translation by Stanley F. Conrad.

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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."--Jacket.

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