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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Yes, I think Prus delivers on all of these. May 12, Monty Milne rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The young Ramses doesn’t come across well.
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I remember starting reluctantly as it was the most challenging Polish book I had read, but being totally drawn to the world of the pharoes. Foreign peoples are entering Egypt in ever-growing numbers, undermining its unity.
The novel is faithful to the XIX’s state of knowledge. The people are building’s wall and he, pharahon is just an architect of whole. 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 phsraoh avec vous. The deserts are eroding Egypt’s arable land.
Faraon by Bolesław Prus
Very interesting story of the way of life of ancient Egypt, with a lot of intrigues and revelations. The chasm between the peasants and craftsmen on one hand, and the ruling classes on the other, is growing, exacerbated by the ruling elites’ fondness for luxury and idleness. At other times as with Nitagercommander of the army that guards the gates of Egypt from attack by Asiatic peoples, in chapter 1 et seq.
We follow him as a prince who decided to oppose to high priests, who had real power in their hands now pharaoh.
The Pharaoh and the Priest
Souris rated it it was ok Dec 23, Egypt of that time is very similar to my country these days, even if Prus had writen this book in 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. To begin at the very foundation of life in that country, we find that the soil was unlike any other on earth in its origin Pharaoh is, in a sense, an extended study of the metaphor of society -as- organism that Prus had adopted from English philosopher and sociologist Herbert Spencerand that Prus makes explicit in the introduction to the novel: A Positivist by philosophical persuasion, Prus had long argued that historical novels must inevitably distort historic reality.
A book from my childhood not exactly for a childI didn’t care back there that it’s a “brick”. A world full of co A masterpiece! Asia rated it it was ok Feb 02, The Pharaoh and the Priest Polish: Anyway, this book is worth attention just because of charming portraiture of ancient Egypt doesn’t matter it’s historically correct or not. Il ne cherchait pas a promouvoir un plan d’action. He was naive and he often purs affairs with women, which brought so much misery to everyone except him.
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The country is becoming ever more deeply indebted to Phoenician merchants, as imported goods destroy native industries. A world full of co A masterpiece!
Pharaon is a must read for anyone who loves historical fiction and Ancient Egypt times. We follow him as a prince who decided to oppose to high priests, who had real power in their hands now pharaoh. Through his analysis of the dynamics of an ancient Egyptian society, he Julia rated it it was ok Jun 13, It was ok but very long winded, lots of side tracks and the main characters were difficult to like.
A dense and wandering story about the fictional pharaoh Rameses XIII and his inability to manage the affairs of state. The plot is also very characteristic of then view of Egypt.
One of the best reads I had in months.