Samuel (Սամվել Samvel) is an 1886 Armenian language novel by the novelist Raffi. Considered by some critics his most successful work, the plot centres on the killing of the fourth-century Prince Vahan Mamikonian and his wife by their son Samuel.
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- French: Samuel, Jean-Jacques Avédissian Editions Thaddée (2010) 480 pages
- Agop Jack Hacikyan, Gabriel Basmajian, Edward S. Franchuk The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the eighteenth ... 0814332218- 2005 p. 96 "Raffi devoted more time to his next novel, Samuel (1884), and this may be why it is his most successful work. ... character, Raffi selects a powerful theme, the killing of fourth-century Prince Vahan Mamikonian and his wife by their son Samuel."
- Manuel Sarkisyanz A Modern History of Transcaucasian Armenia: Social, ... 1975 p.100 "Raffi's " Samuel " can compare with such historical novels as " The Last Days of Pompeii " by Lytton and " Ein Kampf um Rom " by Felix Dahn. The author regretted that old Armenian historiography gave little attention to the people and that the.."
- Kevork B. Bardakjian - A Reference Guide to Modern Armenian Literature, 2000 0814327478 p. 147 "Raffi expanded this act of patricide into an extensive novel cast against the background of a massive Persian campaign to supplant the native tongue and culture with their own. The novel illustrates selfless patriotism; "