Bolesław Prus





Bolesław Prus


Born
in Hrubieszów, Poland
August 20, 1847

Died
May 19, 1912

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Bolesław Prus (pronounced:[bɔ'lεswaf 'prus]; Hrubieszów, August 20, 1847 – May 19, 1912, Warsaw), whose actual name was Aleksander Głowacki, was a Polish journalist and novelist who is known especially for his novels The Doll and Pharaoh. He was the leading representative of realism in 19th-century Polish literature and remains a distinctive voice in world literature. Głowacki took the pen name "Prus" from the name of his family coat-of-arms.

An indelible mark was left on Prus by his experiences as a 15-year-old soldier in the Polish 1863 Uprising against Imperial Russia, in which he suffered severe injuries and imprisonment.

In 1872 at age 25, in Warsaw, Prus settled into a distinguished 40-year journalistic career. As a sideline, to augment
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Average rating: 3.48 · 10,787 ratings · 120 reviews · 49 distinct works · Similar authors
The Doll

3.77 avg rating — 4,636 ratings — published 1890 — 27 editions
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Faraon

3.69 avg rating — 1,600 ratings — published 1895 — 55 editions
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Kamizelka

3.07 avg rating — 1,500 ratings — published 1882
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Katarynka

2.67 avg rating — 695 ratings — published 1881
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Lalka - tom 2

3.85 avg rating — 383 ratings — published 1887
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Antek

2.53 avg rating — 529 ratings — published 1880 — 4 editions
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Emancypantki

3.64 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 1894 — 2 editions
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Lalka - tom 1

3.71 avg rating — 217 ratings — published 1887
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Anielka

2.76 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 1885 — 5 editions
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Placówka

3.05 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1886 — 2 editions
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“Don’t think about happiness. If it doesn’t come, there’s no disappointment; if it does come, it’s a surprise.”
Bolesław Prus

“„Pluń na wszystko, co minęło: na własną boleść i na cudzą nikczemność... Wybierz sobie jakiś cel, jakikolwiek i zacznij nowe życie.”
Bolesław Prus, The Doll

“Bywają wielkie zbrodnie na świecie, ale chyba największą jest zabić miłość. Tyle lat upłynęło, prawie pół wieku ; wszystko przeszło: majątek, tytuły, młodość, szczęście... Sam tylko żal nie przeszedł i pozostał, mówię ci, taki świeży, jakby to było wczoraj. Ach, gdyby nie wiara, że jest inny świat, w którym podobno wynagrodzą tutejsze krzywdy, kto wie, czy nie przeklęłoby się i życia, i jego konwenansów...”
Bolesław Prus, The Doll

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