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by Mika Waltari


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Read this book and its sequel in Swedish translation some 25 years ago as part of a Mika Waltari binge.

Read this book and its sequel in Swedish translation some 25 years ago as part of a Mika Waltari binge. I still remember parts of the setting and some scenes quite vividly. Waltari had a knack for setting good stories in complex historical frameworks, with a fair bit of character development thrown in, and this was no exception.

if you read any of the awesome Waltari novels, you will know the pattern, but still each of the books has a unique flavor and this one is covering the Scandinavian troubles of the 16th century as the Danish king tried to impose his rule on Swden and Finland - unwittingly helped by Michael who becomes a traitor to his people in consequence.

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The Wanderer (in the USA) or The Sultan's Renegade (in the UK) is a 1949 historical novel by Mika Waltari. It is a sequel to The Adventurer, which tells of the adventures of a young Finnish man, Mikael Karvajalka, in 16th-century Europe

The Wanderer (in the USA) or The Sultan's Renegade (in the UK) is a 1949 historical novel by Mika Waltari. It is a sequel to The Adventurer, which tells of the adventures of a young Finnish man, Mikael Karvajalka, in 16th-century Europe. The Wanderer tells the story of how Mikael converts from Christianity to Islam and rises to a high position in the court of Suleiman the Magnificent. Many historical events are recounted in the book, but Mikael's involvement in them is fictitious.

The Adventurer (UK title: Michael The Finn; original title Mikael Karvajalka) is a novel by Finnish author Mika Waltari, published in 1948. It is a fictional tale of young Finnish man, Mikael Karvajalka (Hairy-foot), set in 16th century medieval Europe.

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In Waltari's historical novel The Adventurer, taking place in the 16th century, the hero is a Finn who goes to Paris during his twenties and lives there a rather bohemian life). Waltari also was, for a while, a member of the liberal literary movement Tulenkantajat, though his political and social views later turned conservative. He was married in 1931 and had a daughter, Satu, who also became a writer. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Waltari worked hectically as a journalist and critic, writing for a number of newspapers and magazines and travelling widely in Europe.

Mika Toimi Waltari (pronunciation ) (19 September 1908 – 26 August 1979) was a Finnish writer, best known for his best-selling novel The Egyptian (Finnish: Sinuhe egyptiläinen). He was extremely productive, and wrote in addition to novels also poetry, short stories, crime novels, plays, essays, travel stories, film scripts and rhymed texts for comic strips.

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Comments: (7)

Jugore
I feel sorry for those who haven't read any of Mika Waltari's works.
Start with "the Egyptian" then read "The Etruscan" and finish the trilogy with "The Roman"
Goltizuru
I love Mika Waltari's historical novels. They take you back in time. This novel is about 16th century Europe and is absolutely mesmerizing.
Ral
GREAT
Hra
The story ranks with the great picaresque novels of Cervantes and Fielding. Unfortunately, several pages of the book were badly smudged.
Dagdardana
It is a decent book but a times I was forced to skip pages because it was getting boring. I am kind of disappointed in this book. I expected more.
fabscf
great!
Dozilkree
Ever since reading the Egyptian, I have been checking out used book stores for anything by Mika Waltari, wish more of his books were still in print. The Adventurer is a real gem of medieval fiction, well worth the search to find a copy of this great historical novel set in various parts Europe in the early sixteenth century with rich descriptions of both characters and places. A few of the historical events covered are King Christian of Denmark and his attempt to unite all Scandinavia and the north under his rule, the early years of the Reformation with Luther himself making an appearance in the novel, and wars through the German and Italian states involving the Emperor Charles and the Pope.
Most of all it is the story of one man?s life Michael, a bastard born in Abo, Finland sometime in the year 1502 or 1503 he believes. His father is unknown, his mother died, and his remaining family killed during a raid by the Jutes when he is still very young. He is brought up by the town ?witch? and is somewhat isolated in his childhood. Because of his intelligence, he is noticed by a priest and learns to read and write, receiving an education at the Cathedral school, and showing an aptitude for languages. In spite of his intellect though, Michael is emotionally naive and often is a gullible simpleton when it comes to being manipulated. The complications in his life compel him to move from one place to another and the reader is taken with him all the way on his journeys through Sweden, France, Germany, Hungary and Italy. His inner nature changes as well, at the start he has absolute faith in whatever the priests teach him, as he matures he begins to look more within for his answers.
Highly recommend finding a used copy of this book for all lovers of historical fiction set in medieval scenes.
If you enjoy historical fiction, look no further; this is the one for you. Set in Europe between 1508 and 1525, you will find yourself learning a great deal of its history while reading one terrific story. Everything I looked up in the World Book from Waltari's portrayal was true. I am soooo sorry to have finished it. But good news; there is a sequel, "The Wanderer", which I immediately sought in my library, and will eagerly devour until the one I bought to set beside "The Adventurer" comes. To be honest, for about the first one-third of the book, I thought the story only mildly disguised history, but then, wow! did it pick up. As another reviewer has mentioned, you are always in suspense. Why this was never made into a movie I cannot imagine, for there is certainly enough sex and violence and battle scenes for any one to relish in. Plus all the costume drama in the world. I can't wait to start the sequel. Waltari shows a very compassionate nature here, somehow making the priests who ran the Inquisition into understandable figures, no mean feat. And Michael, basically a real blockhead who would have perished long ago without Andy. All in all, I felt I have spent time in the 1500's and come away with a good yarn to boot.
The Adventurer download epub
Author: Mika Waltari
ISBN: 9997519310
Category: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group; First edition (June 1950)
Pages: 377 pages