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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Champollion the Egyptian. Apr 09, Maria Thermann rated it liked it. The book is about the race for public recognition to be the first to decipher the Egyption hieroglyphics on the Rosetta stone, which would in time open up a whole new branch in science.
Christian Jacq really captures the Zeitgeist with this one, and tells the story with great insight, passion and also compassion for those involved. It may be hard for us to understand what it was like in the Victorian era, but with so many new discoveries being made in the 19th century and at the beginning of the The book is about the race for public recognition to be the first to decipher the Egyption hieroglyphics on the Rosetta stone, which would in time open up a whole new branch in science.
It may be hard for us to understand what it was like in the Victorian era, but with so many new discoveries being made in the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th, we learned more during those short years than we had at any time in human existence. The author captures the spirit of the age really well and the desire of self-made men like Champollion to shine and distinguish themselves is as real today as it was then.
Rivalry between factions of scientists are also as common today as they were then and the bitchiness with which scientists and charlatans alike treat each other hasn't changed one bit. A great holiday read for anyone interested in history in general and Egypt in particular. There are few authors who know their subject as well as Mr Jacq and his love for all things Egyptian really "jumps off the page".
Nov 10, Laura JC rated it liked it Shelves: autobiography-and-memoirs , historical-fiction , history-general. I bought this book at a stall in Egypt last month. This story, based on fact, was an enjoyable read, since I had just been to many of the sites and could picture things in my mind. The book is a translation, and there are quite a few typos and flaws, but not so many that they detract from the story.
Sometimes the story switched between autobiographical and a narrator, which was a bit odd. It was getting frustrating reading about all the roadblocks being put in Champollion's way, but my interest I bought this book at a stall in Egypt last month. It was getting frustrating reading about all the roadblocks being put in Champollion's way, but my interest was maintained throughout.
The main character's love of Egypt comes through vividly. Champollion was later acknowledged as the decipherer of hieroglyphics and the Founder and Father of Egyptology. I am glad to have learned about him. Excelente novela, de verdad que Egipto tiene mucho que revelar:. Aug 03, Anna Mattila rated it really liked it. An interesting story, loosely based to the real life genius Jean-Francois Champollions travels to Egypt. The book is a manifest for the meaning of passion and dedication in achieving something great.
It also serves as a showcase for Christian Jacq's love and knowledge of the ancient history of Egypt. The main theme in his other novels. Aburridisimo libro sobre Champollion y su viaje por Egipto. Cependant, je suis assez triste qu'il n'y ai pas eu plus de moments sur la pierre de rosette. Y el final Oct 12, Dayle rated it it was ok.
Too many typos but still didn't distract from this being mostly waffle. Not the best example of Jacq's writing expertise, but definitely an awesome an entertaining read. Essendo da sempre interessata all'Antico Egitto, ho letto un paio di libri di Jacq, ma nessuno dei suoi romanzi. Credo di aver iniziato un paio di volte Ramses ma non ho superato pagina Che dire? Semplicemente i geroglifici non sono ideogarmmi, ma allo stesso tempo lettere, sillabe e ideogrammi L'autore nella prefazione dice di esseresi attenuto ai diari e alle lettere di Champollion nella maggior parte dei casi, poi ha un po' romanzato il tutto.
Il romanzo inizia bene. Poi crolla. Inizia una parte esoterica con sette segrete, allucinazioni, rivelazioni del dio Thot ecc che proprio non mi piace. Le atmosfere, la delineazione del personaggio e il racconto del viaggio sono bellissimi. Jul 24, Jessica J. Alexandre rated it liked it Apr 01, Philip Munro rated it liked it Jan 17, Claire rated it it was ok Jun 09, Christian Medina rated it liked it Jul 31, Lea Ann rated it liked it Jul 19, Sabine rated it really liked it Jun 21, Anna rated it it was ok Mar 19, Elna rated it really liked it Feb 10, Sophia rated it really liked it Jul 13, Alberto rated it it was ok Jun 18, Chaz rated it liked it Mar 27, Tania rated it liked it Aug 28, Juan rated it did not like it Jan 19, Christine rated it it was amazing Oct 01, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. About Christian Jacq. Christian Jacq. Christian Jacq is a French author and Egyptologist. He has written several novels about ancient Egypt, notably a five book suite about pharaoh Ramses II, a character whom Jacq admires greatly.
This inspired him to write his first novel. He first visited Egypt when he was seventeen, went on to study Egyptology and archaeology at the Sorbonne, and is now one of the world's leading Egyptologists. By the time he was eighteen, he had written eight books. His first commercially successful book was Champollion the Egyptian, published in As of he has written over fifty books, including several non-fiction books on the subject of Egyptology.
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