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"Day is like day as two beads in a rosary, unless changes of weather form the only variety." -- Henryk Sienkiewicz
Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz (; also known as "Litwos" ; May 5, 1846—November 15, 1916) was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize-winning novelist. A Polish szlachcic (noble) of the Oszyk coat of arms, 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 (Krzy?acy), which was remarkable as a significant portion of his readership lived under German rule. This can be contrasted with his positive portrayal of German mercenaries in With Fire and Sword. Many of his novels were first serial in newspapers, and even today are still in print. In Poland, he is best known for his historical novels "With Fire and Sword", "The Deluge", and "Fire in the Steppe" (The Trilogy) set during the 17th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, while internationally he is best known for Quo Vadis, set in Nero's Rome. Quo Vadis has been filmed several times, most notably the 1951 version.

Sienkiewicz was meticulous in attempting to recreate the authenticity of historical language. In his Trilogy, for instance, he had his characters use the Polish language as he imagined it was spoken in the seventeenth century (in reality it was far more similar to 19th-century Polish than he imagined). In The Teutonic Knights, which relates to the Battle of Grunwald in 1410, he even had his characters speak a variety of medieval Polish which he recreated in part from archaic expressions then still common among the highlanders of Podhale.

In 1881, Sienkiewicz married Maria Szetkiewicz (1854—1885). They had two children, Henryk Jzef (1882—1959) and Jadwiga (1883—1969).

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Total Books: 364
Quo vadis   A Narrative of the Time of Nero
2016 - Quo Vadis a Narrative of the Time of Nero (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781530801633
ISBN-10: 153080163X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Deluge An Historical Novel of Poland Sweden and Russia Vol 2
2016 - The Deluge an Historical Novel of Poland Sweden and Russia Vol 2 [of 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781523447053
ISBN-10: 1523447052
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Quo Vadis A Narrative of The Time of Nero
2015 - Quo Vadis a Narrative of the Time of Nero (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781515328957
ISBN-10: 1515328953
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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With Fire and Sword
2014 - With Fire and Sword (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781497572089
ISBN-10: 1497572088
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pan Michael An Historical Novel of Poland the Ukraine and Turkey  by Sienkiew
With Fire and Sword An Historical Novel of Poland and Russia
2014 - With Fire and Sword an Historical Novel of Poland and Russia (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781496091581
ISBN-10: 1496091582
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pan Michael An Historical Novel
2012 - Pan Michael an Historical Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781480140325
ISBN-10: 1480140325
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Quo vadis
2011 - Quo Vadis (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781466245280
ISBN-10: 146624528X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Quo Vadis A Tale of the Time of Nero
2011 - Quo Vadis a Tale of the Time of Nero [Dover Books on Literature & Drama] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780486476865
ISBN-10: 0486476863
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Hania Translated from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin
2010 - Hania Translated From the Polish By Jeremiah Curtin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781177618748
ISBN-10: 1177618745
Genre: History
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Sielanka An Idyll
2010 - Sielanka an Idyll (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153818209
ISBN-10: 1153818205
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Knights of the Cross Vol 1 of 2
2010 - The Knights of the Cross Vol 1 of 2 [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781440055768
ISBN-10: 1440055769
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The Knights of the Cross Vol 2 of 2
2010 - The Knights of the Cross Vol 2 of 2 [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440055775
ISBN-10: 1440055777
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The Deluge An Historical Novel of Poland Sweden and Russia a Sequel to With Fire and Sword
The Knights of the Cross Volume 2
2010 - The Knights of the Cross Volume 2 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781147578560
ISBN-10: 1147578567
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Deluge Volume 1
2010 - The Deluge Volume 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781147015423
ISBN-10: 1147015422
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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After Bread A Story of Polish Emigrant Life to America
2010 - After Bread a Story of Polish Emigrant Life to America (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781144761644
ISBN-10: 1144761646
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Hania
2010 - Hania (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217001090
ISBN-10: 0217001092
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Children of the Soil
2010 - Children of the Soil (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143393075
ISBN-10: 1143393074
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The Deluge An Historical Novel of Poland Sweden and Russia a Sequel to With Fire and Sword Volume 2
Pan Michael An Historical Novel of Poland the Ukraine and Turkey a Sequel to With Fire and Sword and The Deluge
2010 - Pisma Volume 7 [Polish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Pisma Volume 6 [Polish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Pisma Volume 24 [Polish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Yanko (Paperback)
2009 - Sturmflut Historischer Roman V2 [1900 - German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Sielanka [1898] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - The Deluge [v. 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Bez Dogmatu V3 [1891 - Polish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2006 - Relatos / Stories [Letras Universales / Universal Writings - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Wirren (Hardcover)
2005 - The Deluge 1886 / Potop [IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE] (Hardcover)
2000 - Sturmflut Erster Band [German Edition] (Paperback)
2000 - Sturmflut Zweiter Band [German Edition] (Paperback)
1991 - Potop [Nasza biblioteka] (Other)Hardcover
Stories By Foreign Authors [Polish, Greek, Belgian, Hungarian] (Hardcover)
Deluge The [Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)
Wspomnienie [Polish Edition] (Other)
Quo Vadis - 36 [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)