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Captivity

Captivity

by Gyorgy Spiro

Hardback Publication Date: 01/11/2015

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The epic bestseller and winner of the prestigious Aegon Literary Award in Hungary, Captivity is an enthralling and illuminating historical saga set in the time of Jesus about a Roman Jew on a quest to the Holy Land.

A literary sensation in Hungary, Gyoergy Spiro's Captivity is both a highly sophisticated historical novel and a gripping page-turner. Set in the tumultuous first century A.D., between the year of Christ's death and the outbreak of the Jewish War, Captivity recounts the adventures of the feeble-bodied, bookish Uri, a young Roman Jew.

Frustrated with his hapless son, Uri's father sends the young man to the Holy Land to regain the family's prestige. In Jerusalem, Uri is imprisoned by Herod and meets two thieves and (perhaps) Jesus before their crucifixion. Later, in cosmopolitan Alexandria, he undergoes a scholarly and sexual awakening-but must also escape a pogrom. Returning to Rome at last, he finds an entirely unexpected inheritance.

Equal parts Homeric epic, brilliantly researched Jewish history, and picaresque adventure, Captivity is a dramatic tale of family, fate, and fortitude. In its weak-yet-valiant hero, fans will be reminded of Robert Graves' classics of Ancient Rome, I, Claudius and Claudius the God.
ISBN:
9781632060495
9781632060495
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-11-2015
Publisher:
Regan Arts
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
866
Dimensions (mm):
237x160x43mm
Weight:
1.19kg

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