The Roman

By: Waltari, Mika

Price: $40.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks, tears and rubbed spots. The spine of the dust jacket hase some fading and rubbing. "The plot of The Roman unrolls on a canvas that is broader than any on which Mr. Waltari has worked before. It is the story of Minutus who lives in the first century A. D. During the tempestuous reigns of Claudius and Nero. Of noble birth, he serves the government and travels widely through the Empire, from his home in Antioch to the seat of world power, Rome." "During the Winter War (1939–1940) and the Continuation War (1941–1944) , Waltari worked in the government information center, now also placing his literary skills at the service of political propaganda. 1945 saw the publication of Waltari's first and most successful historical novel, The Egyptian. Its theme of the corruption of humanist values in a materialist world seemed curiously topical in the aftermath of World War II, and the book became an international bestseller, serving as the basis of the 1954 Hollywood movie of the same name. Waltari wrote seven more historical novels, placed in various ancient cultures, among others The Dark Angel, set during the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. In these novels, he gave powerful expression to his fundamental pessimism and also, in two novels set in the Roman Empire, to his Christian conviction. After the war, he also wrote several novellas. He became a member of the Finnish Academy in 1957 and received an honorary doctorate at the University of Turku in 1970."

Title: The Roman

Author Name: Waltari, Mika

Categories: Modern Fiction First,

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: A33781

Keywords: Mika Waltari Modern Fiction First Edition Ancient Civilization Ancient History Antioch Britain Roman Britain Christianity Modern Fiction Firsts,