Quo Vadis (Illustrated): A Narrative of the Time of Nero

Quo Vadis (Illustrated): A Narrative of the Time of Nero


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From the 1896 original edition, Translated from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin. This version is illustrated with drawings by Jan Styka (a Polish painter noted for producing large historical, battle-piece, and Christian religious panoramas).

Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero, commonly known as Quo Vadis, is a historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz in Polish. "Quo vadis, Domine?" is Latin for "Where are you going, Lord?" and appears in Chapter 69 of the novel in a retelling of a story from the apocryphal Acts of Peter, in which Peter flees Rome but on his way meets Jesus and asks him why he is going to Rome. Jesus says, "If thou desertest my people, I am going to Rome to be crucified a second time", which shames Peter into going back to Rome to accept martyrdom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781721647101
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2018
Pages: 476
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz; also known by the pseudonym "Litwos";( May 1846 - November 1916) was a Polish journalist, novelist and Nobel Prize laureate. He is best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis (1896).

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