With Fire and Sword

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Sprache - Englisch

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With Fire and Sword is a historical novel, set in the 17th century in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Khmelnytsky Uprising. It gained enormous popularity in Poland, and by the turn of the 20th century had become one of the most popular Polish books ever. Despite some deviations, this book's historical framework is genuine and the fictional story is woven into real events. Many characters are historical figures. The author, Henryk Sienkiewicz, researched memoirs and chronicles of the Polish nobility for details on life in 17th-century Poland. The author's writing style intertwines epic plots and heroic scenes with historical accuracy. His vivid language makes this book one of the most popular books about that particular place and era of the Polish history.


Über den Autor

Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846–1916) was a master of Polish literature, whose work has enthralled readers for over a century. Born in Wola Okrzejska, in what was then Russian-controlled Poland, Sienkiewicz was educated in Warsaw and developed a deep sense of patriotism that later suffused his writing. He embarked on a career in journalism, which proved a springboard for his literary aspirations. Sienkiewicz's magnum opus is undoubtedly the epic historical novel 'With Fire and Sword' (Ogniem i Mieczem, 1884), the first in his acclaimed Trilogy depicting 17th-century Polish history, teeming with heroic deeds and national turmoil. The novel stands as a testament to Sienkiewicz's remarkable storytelling ability and his skillful interweaving of fact and fiction, a technique that allowed him to recreate the past with vivid descriptive power and to forge a sense of national identity for his countrymen. Sienkiewicz's literary style combines romanticism with a patriotic fervor imbued with universal human values. A Nobel laureate in Literature in 1905, Sienkiewicz is praised not only for his significant contribution to Polish literature but also for his ability to capture the hearts of an international audience through his compelling narratives and distinctive historical insight. His other major works, 'Potop' (The Deluge, 1886) and 'Pan Wołodyjowski' (Fire in the Steppe, 1888), further attest to his grand literary legacy.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 753 Seiten

Größe: 1,5 MB

ISBN: 8596547403388

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