Henryk Sienkiewicz





Henryk Sienkiewicz

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born
in Wola Okrzejska, Poland
May 05, 1846

died
November 15, 1916

gender
male

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Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz (also known as "Litwos"; May 5, 1846–November 15, 1916) was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize-winning novelist. He was one of the most popular Polish writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905 for his "outstanding merits as an epic writer."

Born into an impoverished gentry family in the Podlasie village of Wola Okrzejska, in Russian-ruled Poland, Sienkiewicz wrote historical novels set during the Rzeczpospolita (Polish Republic, or Commonwealth). His works were noted for their negative portrayal of the Teutonic Order in The Teutonic Knights (Krzyżacy), which was remarkable as a significant portion of his readership lived under German rule. M
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Ogniem i mieczem
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In Desert and Wilderness
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Potop
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,862 ratings — published 1886 — 29 editions
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The Teutonic Knights
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,069 ratings — published 1888 — 36 editions
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Potop. Tom I
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 524 ratings — published 1886 — 13 editions
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“But I think happiness springs from another source, a far deeper one that doesn't depend on will because it comes from love.”
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“Nevertheless, in this sea of human wretchedness and malice there bloomed at times compassion, as a pale flower blooms in a putrid marsh.”
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“He always smiles, even when contemplating nothing good.”
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