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Two Years to Live (tr)

Author(s): Albertini, Alberto Pages: 495
Publisher: Viking Press Date of Publication: 1936
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Period: 4th cent AD (Code: 5b)
Rome Setting: Christian/Jewish/Pagan: c
Mystery: n First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: Philosophical study of young Roman whose prayers win a two-year reprieve from death. BkRevDig: ÒNovel based on early Christian legend of the man granted a reprieve from death thru the prayers of a siant. Principal character is a rich young Roman of the 4th century & the story relates what happened to him during the 2 years obtrained for him by the monk Mutius.Ó
Unique Qualities:
Rating: Range of opinion among reviewers, most stressing the philosophical depth. New Republic sees author as carried away by dogma & long-winded rationalization.

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