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H. Sienkiewicz, The Deluge: An Historical Novel (1898)


The Deluge: An historical Novel of Poland, Sweden and Russia (1898)
by Henryk Sienkiewicz (Polish title: Potop)
Authorized and unabridged translation from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin

This is a two-volume work, 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. Sienkiewicz's 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 1600s which divided a nation against itself and drew the best and worst out of its citizens.

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