The Pharaoh and the Priest - Part II (Dodo Press)
by Boleslaw Prus (9781406568172)

The Pharaoh and the Priest - Part II (Dodo Press)
Boleslaw Prus
Release Date: 01 February 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 444
Category: Historical Fiction
ISBN: 9781406568172
ISBN-10: 1406568171

Boleslaw Prus (1847-1912), born Aleksander Glowacki, was a Polish journalist and novelist known especially for his novels The Doll (1890) and The Pharaoh and the Priest (1897). An indelible mark was left on Prus by his experiences as a 15-year-old soldier in the 1863 uprising, in which he suffered severe battle contusions, followed by imprisonment. At age 25, in Warsaw, he settled a journalistic career that helped prepare his compatriots to be competitive in a modern world increasingly dominated by science and technology. As a sideline, in an effort to appeal to Poles through their aesthetic sensibilities, he began writing short stories. Achieving success with the short stories, he completed four major novels on great societal questions. Perennial favourites with his countrymen are The Doll and The Pharaoh and the Priest. The Doll describes the romantic infatuation of a man of action who is frustrated by the backwardness of his society. The Pharaoh and the Priest, is a study of political power; and while reflecting the Polish national experience of the previous century, it also offers a unique vision of ancient Egypt at the fall of its 20th Dynasty and New Kingdom.

AUD $42.95

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.

View other Boleslaw Prus titles like "The Pharaoh and the Priest - Part II (Dodo Press)"

Write a customer review of The Pharaoh and the Priest - Part II (Dodo Press).

If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend

Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Shopping Cart Customer Support

International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide