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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The book’s enduring popularity, however, has as much to do with a critical yet sympathetic view of human nature and the human condition. Title, Author or Keyword. The Doll describes the phadaoh infatuation of a man of action who is frustrated by the backwardness of his society.

The personalities and behaviors of the characters are keenly observed and deftly drawn, often with the aid of apt Egyptian texts. Open Preview See a Problem?

In a newspaper column twenty years before the Wrights flew, Prus wrote: By forcing reforms he becomes an enemy to Herhor and other priests, who using all possible methods try to defend their position prys estetes. Julia rated it it was ok Jun 13, Want to Read saving….


Faraon by Bolesław Prus

I caught myself at times, speaking to my family in that manner not long after setting the book down. Pharaoh is available in a English translation by Christopher Kasparek which supersedes an incomplete and incompetent version by Jeremiah Curtin published bolesaw Foreign peoples are entering Egypt in ever-growing numbers, undermining its unity.

As a Pole living at a time when his native land was partitioned between bolesslaw foreign empires, one suspects he thought deeply about the intricacies of political power play. In particular, there are no more elements of action to revive.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. May 12, Monty Milne rated it really liked it.

A book from my childhood not exactly for a childI didn’t care back there that it’s a “brick”. Lists with This Book.

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Son approche ressemble beaucoup a celle de Georges Bernard Shaw qui ecrivait a la meme epoque en Angleterre des pieces de theatre dans le but de faire parler des gens plutot que d’imposer ses idees. Still nothing much happens in terms of plot during the whole first half of the novel except a long-winded exposition on Egyptians, Phoenicians, Jews, Greek mercenaries, and much talk about Assyrians. The old English writing was easy to overcome as I really got involved in the story.


Yes, I think Prus delivers on all of these. Starts at a slow pace, but the tempo rises more and more as you progress through the book. The characters are well contured and defined. He is a capable military commander, but is increasingly unable to manage the economy, and he fails to communicate with all other factions, ranging from the clergy to his wives.

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

This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat Lists with This Book. However descriptions and dialogues are very fine-tuned. In Prus’ old friend Julian Ochorowiczhaving returned to Warsaw from Paris, delivered several public lectures on ancient Egyptian knowledge. Want to Read saving…. Souris rated it it was ok Dec 23, Very interesting story of the way of life bolslaw ancient Egypt, with a lot of intrigues and revelations.

Egypt is a building for him. Prus, a disciple of Positivist philosophytook a strong interest in the history of science.