Pharaoh has ratings and 39 reviews. Hadrian said: A dense and wandering story about the fictional pharaoh Rameses XIII and his inability to manage. Pharaoh has ratings and 39 reviews. Deanne said: It was ok but very long winded, lots of side tracks and the main characters were difficult to like. The Pharaoh and the Priest (Polish: Faraon) is the fourth and last major novel by the Polish writer Bolesław Prus. It was the sole historical novel.

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Return to Book Page. Composed over a year’s time in —95, serialized in —96, and published in book form init was the sole historical novel by an author who had earlier disapproved of historical novels on the ground that they inevitably distort history.

Il ne cherchait pas a promouvoir un plan d’action. Nov 23, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: I’m not sure who was the evil one, the protagonist or the antagonist, but I think that the antagonist did the right thing, opposing the war with Assyria.

Other books in the series. This book can be considered as political fiction as well as show how to not do the things when you are crown prince. In Prus’ old friend Julian Ochorowiczhaving returned to Warsaw from Paris, delivered several public lectures on ancient Egyptian knowledge. But it is too late to arrest the decline of the Egyptian polity and pharaob avert the eventual fall of the Egyptian civilization.

Pharaoh is unique in Prus’ oeuvre as a historical novel. This is not appropriate literature for that age though I think I liked slogging through it.

But I was not disappointed that I read it. Chapter LXV, part 1. An indelible mark was left on Prus by his experiences as a year-old soldier in the Polish Uprising against Imperial Russia, in which he suffered severe injuries and imprisonment. Of course, it’s not enough to create a good authentic atmosphere and spin out a yarn over several hundred pages: Very interesting story of the way of life of ancient Egypt, with a lot of intrigues and revelations.

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However descriptions and dialogues are very fine-tuned.

But there came a time when the populace declined in number in the aftermath of wars and lost their vitality pharsoh oppression and extortion, while the influx of foreigners undermined their racial unity. Chapter LXI, part 1. The people are building’s wall and he, pharahon is just an architect of whole.

The Pharaoh and the Priest: An Historical Novel of Ancient Egypt by Bolesław Prus – Free Ebook

One was a transport canal from Memphis to Lake Timsah [in ancient times, the bolesaw terminus of the Red Sea ], the other—a highway. Pharaoh, Prus’ only historical novel, is a study of political power and statecraft, set in ancient Egypt prua the fall of its 20th Dynasty and of the New Kingdom.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It was ok but very long winded, lots of side tracks and the main characters were difficult to like. Prus’ vision of the fall of an ancient civilization derives some of its power from the author’s intimate awareness of the final demise of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ina century before the completion of the novel. The old English writing was easy to overcome as I really got involved in the story.

It was the sole historical novel by an author who had earlier disapproved of historical novels on the ground that they inevitably distort history.

Anyway, this book is worth attention just because of charming portraiture of oharaoh Egypt doesn’t matter it’s historically correct or not. boleslqw

The book was great, but the first half of better. The daring conception of [Prus’] novel Pharaoh More detailed review after I read it again.

The Pharaoh and the Priest: An Historical Novel of Ancient Egypt by Bolesław Prus

Wells and the Year ,” The Polish Review, no. The Doll describes the romantic infatuation of a man of action who is frustrated by the backwardness of his society. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Chapter XLI, part 1. Second half begins with some shaking events, and is more interesting than the first half.

Faraon by Bolesław Prus

The young Ramses doesn’t come across well. Prus met systematiquement les options en contraste: Achieving success with these, he went on to employ a broader canvas; between andhe completed four major novels on “great questions of our age.

Apr 18, Deanne rated it it was ok Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Pharaohplease sign up.

Finallement, parce que l’on l’enseigne dans les ecoles secondaires depuis plus que soixantes ans, vous etes certain de trouver parmi vos beaux-parents des gens qui l’ont lu et qui en discuteraient avec vous. This book, written in the end of 19th century, still remains valid.

For certain of the novel’s prominent features, Prus, the conscientious journalist and scholar, seems to have insisted on having two sources, one of them based on personal or at least contemporary experience. LibriVox Volunteers Book Coordinator: Primer on Power”, pp. Pharaoh is set in the Egypt of —85 BCE as that country experiences internal stresses and external threats that will culminate in the fall of its Twentieth Dynasty and New Kingdom.

Zero rated it it was ok Nov 02, Pharaoh belongs to a Polish literary tradition of political fiction whose roots reach back to the 16th century and Jan Kochanowski ‘s play, The Dismissal of the Greek Envoysand also includes Ignacy Krasicki ‘s Fables and Parables and Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz ‘s The Return of the Deputy To ask other readers questions about Pharaohplease sign up.

Newspaperhardbackpaperback. Conrad under Familial Eyes. And that was the reason for writing Pharaoh There are two major trends in Polish historical but still entertainment literature.