The work Mediterranean, written by Panait Istrati, is in the category of books with sea themes. The protagonist of the book is Adrien. This hero has experienced various events in Mediterranean cities such as Alexandria, Cairo, Beirut, and Damascus. The author also describes what happened to this hero. It examines the events experienced by people of different religions, languages , and races. When we look at the characters of the book, we come across the following names: Adrien, Mihail, Musa, Sara, Titel, Salomon Klein, and Simon Herdan.
It is easy to read, understandable and very fluent in the language. An adventurous cruise from Romania to Egypt on December 12, 1906, is told. It is a work that tells the social and cultural lives of the people with a story, the anchored ports, and the dispersed societies before World War I. It gives the reader the feeling of living that period. From time to time in the book "Turkey Territories" is mentioned as a country. One of the first port where the ship anchored in the work is the Istanbul port. When the work ended with the bride is mentioned that Turkey's tax haven. Life in Jordan and Lebanon have been described as more modern. Also, living here emphasized that more comfortable.
Continuing her life with her mother in Romania, Adrien pursues her dreams of becoming rich despite her mother's wish to hinder. All hope is to go south, to the hot regions. When he reaches the South, he seeks to find his friend Mikhail, who works in Egypt, and ask for help. The long, tiring, and difficult journey struggle starts from Constanta. On the ship, he meets the Jewish Moses. Musa has set out to bring back his daughter who ran away from home. Adrien wants to help Moses. When they arrive in Egypt together, they do not leave and find Moses' daughter Sara together. Sara does not lead the life they were told. On the contrary, he continues his miserable life. In the process, a multilingual and multi-religious group is formed. Everyone in the group has high respect for each other.
Despite all his efforts, Moses cannot persuade his daughter to return. Adrien decides to return to his country after his friend's death. However, their search does not end. It gets involved in politics. As a result of this act, he is arrested. At the end of the Mediterranean novel, our hero gets ready for a journey to Paris to reach freedom. It is a very gripping work. It has been translated into various languages.