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Henryk Sienkiewicz

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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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2.87 avg rating — 1,844 ratings — published 1878 — 28 editions
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Quotes by Henryk Sienkiewicz  (?)
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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.”
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Quo Vadis

“Nevertheless, in this sea of human wretchedness and malice there bloomed at times compassion, as a pale flower blooms in a putrid marsh.”
Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness

“It is not Atlas who carries the world on his shoulders, but woman; and sometimes she plays with it as with a ball.”
Henryk Sienkjewicz

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May 2020 Old School Poll

 
  70 votes, 22.3%

 
  65 votes, 20.7%

Hunger by Knut Hamsun 1890, 134 pages
 
  57 votes, 18.2%

 
  49 votes, 15.6%

Evelina by Frances Burney 1778, 455 pages
 
  30 votes, 9.6%

 
  28 votes, 8.9%

Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz 1894, 589 pages
 
  15 votes, 4.8%

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