Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

by Henryk Sienkiewicz, W. S. Kuniczak (Translator)
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
Trade Paperback, 579 pages
Price: $24.95

Historical Setting: Rome, A. D. 54-68

Written nearly a century ago and translated into over 40 languages, this has been the greatest best-selling novel in the history of literature. "Sienkiewicz wrote Quo Vadis for the entire world and world took it to heart," commented James Michener.

Now, in a sparkling new translation which restores the original glory and splendor of the 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 an American 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. Set at a turning point in history (A. D. 54-68), as Christianity replaces the era of corruption and gluttony that marked Nero's Rome, Quo Vadis brims with life.

Originally published in Poland in 1896.

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FLAWS: Violence, persecution
Summary: A young Roman military officer and a beautiful Christian girl fall in love against the backdrop of the Christian persecutions under Nero.

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