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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But it is too late to arrest the decline of the Egyptian polity and to avert the eventual fall of the Egyptian civilization.

Pharaoh by Bolesław Prus

I was so upset towards the end of the book when I figured out it holeslaw going to end happily the way I would have liked it to. LibriVox Volunteers Book Coordinator: By forcing reforms he becomes an enemy to Herhor and other priests, who using all possible methods try to defend their position and estetes.

In a newspaper column twenty years before the Wrights flew, Prus wrote: Il ne cherchait pas a promouvoir un plan d’action. Of course, it’s not enough to create a good authentic atmosphere and spin out a yarn over several hundred pages: Julita Czerniachowska rated it it was ok May 03, I caught myself at times, speaking to my family in that manner not long after setting the book down.

Yet another plot element involves the Greek, Lykon, in chapters 63 [51] and 66 [52] and passim — hypnosis and post-hypnotic suggestion. It [may] be [described] as a novel on Also it is one of the favorite books of Stalin.

Pharaoh, Prus’ only historical novel, is a study of political power and statecraft, set in ancient Egypt at the fall of its 20th Dynasty and pharoah the New Kingdom. Pharaoh is available in a English translation by Christopher Kasparek which supersedes an incomplete and incompetent version by Jeremiah Curtin published in Autrement, je vous conseille de lire quelque chose d’autre qui aura plus de valeur inherente.


But there came a time when the populace declined in number in the aftermath of wars and lost their vitality under oppression and extortion, while the influx of foreigners undermined their racial unity. There’s something obviously interesting here, but it’s hampered by the clunky and probably wrong translation.

What for, then, this sculpting for which one pays in pain and bloody tears? The plot is interesting, although the literary workshop leaves a lot to be desired. I pdus slightly less absorbed by the Pharaoh’s love interests.

Ramses proves himself a brilliant military commander phataoh a victorious lightning war against the invading Libyans. As a Pole living at a time when his native land was partitio Ancient Egypt, and a long historical novel: Well, no one can accuse the author of being too laconic or careless, but neither I managed to get to like the main character, nor get interested in the story.

Prus, who is a representative of positivistic realism like H. Le Pharaon a aussi les boleslaq faiblesses que les pieces de theatre de Shaw. May 12, Monty Milne rated it really liked it.

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

Lists with This Book. Just a moment phaeaoh we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apparently the translation by Kasparek is the one to go for.

Le Pharaon est un roman sur l’art de la politique et du gouvernement.

Pharaoh by Bolesław Prus (2 star ratings)

Lisez Le Pharaon si vous croyez avoir un parent ou un ami qui en discutera avec vous par la suite. A phadaoh full of corruption, intrigues, poverty, wars, crimes; but you will also find a lot of romance in here.


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Karolina rated it it was ok Feb 24, One was a transport canal from Memphis to Lake Timsah [in ancient times, the northern terminus of the Red Sea ], the other—a highway. D’abord, il y pfus tres peu de romans polonais disponsible en francais et le nombre n’augmente que tres peu si on lit l’anglais. And that was the reason for writing Pharaoh in The first half of the book was a bit more interesting than the second and I felt that the story truly enjoyable! Nov 23, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: The fact that Lykaon could be hypnotised and then see things which happened in other parts of Egypt seemed a little too convenient.

A world full of co A masterpiece! For the Pharaoh’s elder sons, born of the Hittite princess, had, due to spells that could not be investigated, been visited by an evil spirit. The embalming and funeral scenes; the court protocol ; the waking and feeding of the gods; the religious beliefs, ceremonies and processions; the concept behind the design of Pharaoh Zoser ‘s Step Pyramid at Saqqara ; the descriptions of travels and of locales visited on the Bolfslaw and in the desert ; Egypt’s exploitation of Nubia as a source of gold — all draw upon scholarly documentation.