A Quo vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz lengyel Nobel-díjas író regénye, amely az ókori Rómában, a Nero-féle keresztényüldözések idején játszódik. Marcus Vinius életén keresztül kapunk betekintést a római udvarba, a keresztényüldözés részleteibe. Vinius gőgös, kegyetlen személyisége a Lygiával való találkozás és a keresztények megismerése után megváltozik. Miután Nero a keresztényekre fogja Róma felgyújtását a keresztény Lygia is életveszélybe kerül. Vajon a szerelem, hit, bátorság elegendő ahhoz, hogy kegyelmet kapjon Lygia?
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In Desert and Wilderness is a popular novel for young people by Polish author and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Henryk Sienkiewicz, written in 1912. It is in fact the author's only novel written for children. It tells the story of two young friends, Staś Tarkowski and Nel Rawlison, kidnapped by the rebels during Mahdi's rebellion in Sudan. It was adapted to cinema in 1973 and 2001.
Quo Vadis, is a historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz. The novel 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 an outspoken pro-Christian message. This novel contributed to Sienkiewicz's Nobel Prize for literature.
The history of the origin and career of the two Slav States, Poland and Russia, is interesting not merely because it contains a vast number of surprising scenes and marvellous pictures of life, not merely because it gives us a kaleidoscope as it were of the acts of men, but because these acts in all their variety fall into groups which may be referred each to its proper source and origin, and each group contains facts that concern the most serious problems of history and political development. The history of these two States should be studied as one, or rather as two parts of one history, if we are to discover and grasp the meaning of either part fully. When studied as a whole, this history gives us the life story of the greater portion of the Slav race placed between two hostile forces,--the Germans on the west, the Mongols and Tartars on the east. The advance of the Germans on the Slav tribes and later on Poland presents, perhaps, the best example in history of the methods of European civilization. The entire Baltic coast from Lubeck eastward was converted to Christianity by the Germans at the point of the sword. The duty of rescuing these people from the errors of paganism formed the moral pretext for conquering them and taking their lands. The warrior was accompanied by the missionary, followed by the political colonist. The people of the country deprived of their lands were reduced to slavery; and if any escaped this lot, they were men from the higher classes who joined the conqueror in the capacity of assistant oppressors.
The story of 14-year-old Stas Tarkowski and 8-year-old Nell Rawlinson, two European children who are kidnapped by the Mahdi's followers in 1880's Sudan, and how they escaped from their kidnappers and wandered through unfamiliar Africa for months encountering friendly and hostile Africans, and struggling with tropical nature.
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