With Fire and Sword, The Deluge & Pan Michael
Sprache - Englisch
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About the eBook
With Fire and Sword is a historical fiction 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. _x000D_ The second book, The Deluge, describes the Swedish invasion of Poland in the mid 17th century known as The Deluge, which followed the Khmelnytsky Uprising._x000D_ The final novel, Pan Michael, follows wars between Poland and the Ottoman Empire in the late 17th century._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_
About the Author
Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846–1916) was a titan of Polish literature, whose soaring narratives have captivated readers with their vivid portrayal of Poland's history. Born in Wola Okrzejska, Sienkiewicz is perhaps best known for his epic historical novels, especially the Trilogy, which comprises 'With Fire and Sword' (1884), 'The Deluge' (1886), and 'Pan Michael' (1887-1888). These works not only exemplify Sienkiewicz's literary prowess but also reflect his deep patriotism and longing for Poland's independence, which at the time was partitioned by neighboring powers. Sienkiewicz's writings are characterized by their rich historical detail, sweeping plots, and the author's capacity to intertwine personal drama with grand historical events. His skill as a storyteller earned him global recognition, ultimately receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905 'because of his outstanding merits as an epic writer.' His other notable works include 'Quo Vadis' (1896), a historical novel set in ancient Rome that further cemented Sienkiewicz's reputation as a master of the historical genre. Scholarly discussions of Sienkiewicz's style often comment on his romanticized vision of the past, his flair for dramatic narrative, and his ability to create characters that have become embedded in the cultural consciousness of Poland and the wider world. His works remain a testament to the enduring power of storytelling in shaping national identity and preserving collective memory.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Size: 2470 Pages
Filesize: 3.1 MB
Published: May 18, 2022