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Potopul vol. II Henryk Sienkiewicz

Potopul vol. II

Henryk Sienkiewicz

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This two-volume work is the sequel to With Fire and Sword, a massive book called one of the greatest in European literature. The Deluge continues the sweeping saga of war and rebellion that threatened the kingdom of Poland and changed the face ofMoreThis two-volume work is the sequel to With Fire and Sword, a massive book called one of the greatest in European literature. The Deluge continues the sweeping saga of war and rebellion that threatened the kingdom of Poland and changed the face of Eastern Europe in the 17th Century. This historical novel of Poland, Sweden and Russia, is a masterful blend of history and imagination, filled with nonstop action and adventure. Sienkiewiczs work is the sweeping saga of a nation caught in the throes of a civil war, of a people struggling for survival, and of events that forever changed the face of Eastern Europe. Number two in his trilogy on the history of Poland, it tells the love story of a man and a woman tragically separated by foolishness, pride, confusion and the Swedish invasion of Poland in the 1500s which divided a nation against itself and drew the best and worst out of its citizens.Henryk (Adam Alexander Pius) Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) was a novelist, born in Wola Okrzejska, Poland. He studied at Warsaw, travelled in the USA, and in the 1870s began to write articles, short stories, and novels. His major work was a war trilogy about 17th-c Poland, beginning with Ogniem i mieczem (1884, With Fire and Sword), but his most widely known book is the story of Rome under Nero, Quo Vadis (1896), several times filmed, notably in 1951 by Mervyn Le Roy (1900-87). He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905.