Historical Fiction Sienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo Vadis. v2. 2nd Mar 2010
#1  HarryT 05-10-2007, 06:35 AM
Another great Hollywood "blockbuster", but how many have read the book?

From "Wikipedia":

"Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero", commonly known as "Quo Vadis", is a historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Quo vadis is Latin for "Where are you going?" and alludes to a New Testament verse (John 13:36). The verse, in the King James Version, reads as follows,

"Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou can not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards."

Quo Vadis tells of a love that develops between a young Christian woman, Ligia (or Lygia), and Marcus Vinicius, a Roman patrician. It takes place in the city of Rome under the rule of emperor Nero around AD 64.

Sienkiewicz studied the Roman Empire extensively prior to writing the novel, with the aim of getting historical details correct. As such, several historical figures appear in the book. As a whole, the novel carries a powerful pro-Christian message.

Published in installments in three Polish dailies in 1895, it came out in book form in 1896 and has since been translated into more than 50 languages. This novel contributed to Sienkiewicz's Nobel Prize for literature in 1905.

Several movies have been based on Quo Vadis. The most famous movie is the Hollywood production "Quo Vadis" filmed in 1951.


EDIT: 2nd Mar 10

Recreated the book with greatly improved formatting. Added a cover image. Uploaded v2.

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#2  astra 05-11-2007, 08:31 PM
I read it and a few other his books about 15 years ago. Alas, shame on me I do not remember anything at all! besides the name Where are you going? and that I liked all his books.


#3  wayspooled 07-08-2009, 12:42 PM
Thank you I read this long ago and now I've found it ebook'd in a good format! There was another one of his I read too and enjoyed. Don't remember the name now. Something Sword, hehe..

#4  HarryT 07-09-2009, 08:21 AM
This is one of my "old" books. It could be done a lot better; I'll put it on the list for re-doing.

#5  HarryT 03-02-2010, 05:21 AM
Recreated the book with greatly improved formatting. Added a cover image. Uploaded v2.

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