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Boleslaw Prus - The Pharaoh and the Priest


Boleslaw Prus - The Pharaoh and the PriestThe Pharaoh and the Priest
a historical novel of ancient Egypt
by Boleslaw Prus
translated from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin
(Rare Book Collection)

This is an incomplete 1902 translation of Prus' classic historical novel, "Pharaoh." (It is missing the author's stunning Epilog, which was restored only later from the original manuscript.)
The translator, Jeremiah Curtin, demonstrates an abysmally poor understanding of the original
text's Polish language, and an equally poor grasp of English style. His primitive knowledge of the book's subject matter and his inept, wooden, inaccurate translation--it contains some real howlers--help explain the novel's limited appreciation, until recently, among English-language readers.

Little, Brown & Co.: Boston (1917)

1) PDF OCRed (colour) = 45.26 MB
2) PDF OCRed (black/white) = 23.89 MB
3) DjVu OCRed = 16.75 MB
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