The Dark Angel

by Mika Waltari | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by AnnevO of Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 12/13/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by AnnevO from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Historical Novel, first published in 1952.

The Dark Angel is written in the form of a diary. It opens in Constantinople in the spring of 1453 when the Ottoman Turks besieged the city. The last city of the Greek church and the capital of the Byzantine Empire will be soon taken by the Turks and then serve as their capital in the succeeding centuries. Against this change of an era Waltari, one of major Finnish writers of the 20th-century, creates a love story. Johannes Angelos, a man who has wandered far and known much, falls in love with the beautiful Anna Notaras, who takes a sword in defense of the city. Johannes knows that he also must witness the collapse of a civilization. He dies in the hands of the Sultan, who declares that he is his own law. Johannes realizes that in his fashion he is right, since he has chosen truth as man sees it, and material death, rather than the reality of God.

This paperback is somewhat damaged and in a brittle condition.

Released 12 yrs ago (1/20/2006 UTC) at Hoofdstuk II OBCZ; Oostmolenwerf 14 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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Journal Entry 3 by Ma-Ray from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Tja echte wild caught kan dit niet genoemd worden. Het werd me bijna overhandigd. AnnevO zet hem in de kast en ik haal hem eruit. Wat ik ervan moet verwachten weet ik niet. Maar de titel sprak me wel aan dus daar ik toch eens in Hoofdstuk II moest wezen, nam ik hem mee.

Journal Entry 4 by binkybuffy from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
This book was sent to me by another bookcrosser but it really is not my sort of book but I will be sending it to another bookcrosser in the next few weeks

Journal Entry 5 by misterteapot from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, October 21, 2007
Received in the mail today. Thank you so much binkybuffy and thank you to AnnevO for releasing it in the first place :)

Released 10 yrs ago (5/13/2008 UTC) at Bellingen YHA Hostel, Short St in Bellingen, New South Wales Australia

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Left this book on the "library" shelves at Bellingen Backpacker's on our way through this pretty little town.

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