Henryk Sienkiewicz


Born
in Wola Okrzejska, Poland
May 05, 1846

Died
November 15, 1916

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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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Hunger by Knut Hamsun 1890, 134 pages
 
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Evelina by Frances Burney 1778, 455 pages
 
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Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz 1894, 589 pages
 
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