Quo Vadis ("Where are you going?") was one of the world's first bestsellers and contributed toward the author's 1905 receipt of the Nobel Prize in literature. Originally written in Polish, its tale of the Roman suppression of Christianity echoes the Russian domination of Poland. This edition features Jeremiah Curtin's English translation of Henryk Sienkiewicz's enduring epic.
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 an outspoken pro-Christian message. This novel contributed to Sienkiewicz's Nobel Prize for literature.
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With Fire and Sword
Children of the Soil
The Knights of the Cross
On the Field of Glory
In Desert and Wilderness
The Shorter Fiction
Yanko the Musician and Other Stories
Lillian Morris and Other Stories
Hania and Other Stories
Let Us Follow Him
Sielanka: A Forest Picture, and Other Stories
Life and Death and Other Legends and Stories
The Short Stories
List of Short Stories in Chronological Order
List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order
Non-Fiction and Dramas
So Runs the World
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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.
“But I think happiness springs from another source, a far deeper one that doesn't depend on will because it comes from love.” ― Henryk Sienkiewicz, Quo Vadis
Nobel-prize winning novel, Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero by Henryk Sienkiewicz is historical novel based on the court of Nero and the early days of Christianity. When a Roman patrician falls in love with a captured princess who is also a Christian. Quo Vadis is a novel of great historical and philosophical depth with a timeless story for readers.
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