Quo Vadis

ebook: Quo Vadis

Sprache - Englisch

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"Quo Vadis" by Henryk Sienkiewicz (translated by Jeremiah Curtin). Published by DigiCat. DigiCat publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each DigiCat edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


About the Author

Henryk Sienkiewicz was an eminent Polish novelist, a master of historical fiction, and a Nobel laureate renowned for his epic narratives that interwove national history with romantic drama. Born on May 5, 1846, in Wola Okrzejska, then part of Russian-controlled Poland, Sienkiewicz was educated in Warsaw and started his career as a journalist. His monumental works often focused on pivotal moments in Polish history intended to inspire his compatriots under foreign rule. Sienkiewicz's crowning achievement, for which he is best known globally, is the novel 'Quo Vadis' (1896). This towering work of historical fiction, set in ancient Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero, presents a vivid portrayal of early Christian society juxtaposed against the decadence of the Roman Empire. The novel's profound impact derives from its exploration of themes such as love, faith, and the human spirit's resilience. 'Quo Vadis' gained international fame, was translated into numerous languages, and adapted into several films, securing Sienkiewicz's place in the canon of world literature. In 1905, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 'because of his outstanding merits as an epic writer.' Sienkiewicz's literary style blends a rich narrative with deeply researched historical backgrounds, often reflecting his patriotic sentiments. He passed away on November 15, 1916, leaving a legacy that continues to inspire and educate, both in Poland and around the world.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 511 Pages

Filesize: 904.5 KB

ISBN: 8596547716471

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