Quo Vadis?

Quo Vadis?

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
During the tumultuous reign of Nero, Vinicius, a pagan, and Ligia, a Christian, fall in love

Blackwell North Amer
Rome during the reign of Nero was a glorious place for the emperor and his court; there were grand feasts, tournaments for poets, and exciting games and circuses filling the days and nights. The pageantry and pretentious displays of excess were sufficient to cloy the senses of participants as well as to offend the sensitive.
Petronius, a generous and noble Roman, a man of the world much in favor at the court of Nero, is intrigued by a strange tale related by his nephew Marcus Vinitius of his encounter with a mysterious young woman called Ligia with whom Vinitius falls madly in love. Ligia, a captured King's daughter and a one-time hostage of Rome, is now a foster child of a noble Roman household. She is also a Christian.
The setting of the narrative was prepared with utmost care. Henryk Sienkiewicz visited the Roman settings many times and was thoroughly educated in the historical background. As an attempt to create the spirit of antiquity, the novel met with unanimous acclaim, which earned the Nobel Prize in literature for the author in 1905. As a vision of ancient Rome and early Christianity it has not yet been surpassed, almost a century later.

Publisher: New York : Hippocrene Books, 1992
ISBN: 9780781801003
Branch Call Number: FICTION SIENK
Additional Contributors: Conrad, Stanley F.


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midnightvupecula Sep 04, 2012

Violence: Killing and blood and gore

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Coarse Language: Swearing and terms not suitable for younger ages

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Blood and gore

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Sexual Content: Lust to name a few


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Jan 04, 2015

fascinating story, real masterpice

midnightvupecula Sep 04, 2012

Quite a complex novel with plots and subplots. I've read this book a few times, and I adore it! A lot of violence, blood and gore, and sexual themes, and what it means to be a Christian and what true love is.


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