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Henryk Sienkiewicz

Polish journalist, novelist, philanthropist and Nobel Prize laureate

1846   -   1916

genre: novel, novella, reportage, powest, short story, feuilleton
country of citizenship: Russian Empire, Poland
native language: Polish
educated at: University of Warsaw
occupation: novelist, screenwriter, journalist, writer
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, Knight of the Legion of Honour

Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz (Polish: [ˈxɛnrɨk ˈadam alɛkˈsandɛr ˈpjus ɕɛŋˈkʲɛvit͡ʂ]; also known by the pseudonym "Litwos" [ˈlitfɔs]; 5 May 1846 – 15 November 1916) was a Polish journalist, novelist and Nobel Prize laureate. He is best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis (1896). Born into an impoverished Polish noble family in Russian-ruled Congress Poland, in the late 1860s he began publishing journalistic and literary pieces. In the late 1870s he traveled to the United States, sending back travel essays that won him popularity with Polish readers. In the 1880s he began serializing novels that further increased his popularity. He soon became one of the most popular Polish writers of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and numerous translations gained him international renown, culminating in his receipt of the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "outstanding merits as an epic writer." Many of his novels remain in print. In Poland he is best known for his "Trilogy" of historical novels – With Fire and Sword, The Deluge, and Sir Michael – set in the 17th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; internationally he is best known for Quo Vadis, set in Nero's Rome. The Trilogy and Quo Vadis have been filmed, the latter several times, with Hollywood's 1951 version receiving the most international recognition.
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works

43

Janko Muzykant

short story by Henryk Sienkiewicz

author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

1879

Quo Vadis

Polish novel

author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

1896

The Knights of the Cross

Book by Henryk Sienkiewicz

author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

1900 or 1953

Na marne

novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz

author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

1871

In Desert and Wilderness

book by Henryk Sienkiewicz

author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

1911

Without Dogma

powieść Henryka Sienkiewicza

author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

1891

On the Field of Glory

book by Henryk Sienkiewicz

author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

1906

Bartek zwycięzca

nowela Henryka Sienkiewicza z 1882 roku

author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

1882

Humoreski z teki Worszyłły

zbiór nowel Henryka Sienkiewicza

author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

1872

Rodzina Połanieckich

powieść Henryka Sienkiewicza

author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

1894

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