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The Deluge, Vol. I. (of 2) An Historical Novel of Poland, Sweden, and Russia.   By: (1846-1916)

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2. The diphthong oe is represented by [oe]. [.Z] represents Z with a dot above it.

THE DELUGE.

Vol. I.

THE WORKS OF HENRYK SIENKIEWICZ.

AUTHORIZED UNABRIDGED TRANSLATIONS BY JEREMIAH CURTIN.

LIBRARY EDITION.

Historical Romances.

Poland, Turkey, Russia, and Sweden .

With Fire And Sword. 1 vol. The Deluge. 2 vols. Pan Michael. 1 vol.

Rome in the time of Nero .

"Quo Vadis." 1 vol.

Novels of Modern Poland.

Children of the Soil. 1 vol. Without Dogma. 1 vol. (Translated by Iza Young.)

Short Stories.

Hania, and Other Stories. 1 vol. Sielanka, a Forest Picture, and Other Stories. 1 vol.

On the Bright Shore. 1 vol. Let Us Follow Him. 1 vol.

The above two are also included in the volume entitled "Hania."

Yanko the Musician, and Other Stories, 1 vol. Lillian Morris, and Other Stories, 1 vol.

The tales and sketches included in these two volumes are now reprinted with others by Sienkiewicz in the volume entitled "Sielanka, a Forest Picture, and Other Stories."

THE DELUGE.

An Historical Novel

OF

POLAND, SWEDEN, AND RUSSIA.

A SEQUEL TO

"WITH FIRE AND SWORD."

BY

HENRYK SIENKIEWICZ.

AUTHORIZED AND UNABRIDGED TRANSLATION FROM THE POLISH BY

JEREMIAH CURTIN.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

Vol. I.

BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY 1915.

Copyright, 1891 , by Jeremiah Curtin.

Printers S. J. Parkhill & Co., Boston, U.S.A.

TO HON. CHARLES A. DANA,

Editor of "The Sun," New York.

Sir, I beg to dedicate to you this translation of a remarkable work, touching a period eventful in the history of the Poles, and the Slav race in general. You will appreciate the pictures of battle and trial contained in these volumes, for you know great events not from books merely but from personal contact. You receive pleasure from various literatures, and from considering those points of character by which nations and men are distinguished; hence, as I think, THE DELUGE will give you some mental enjoyment, and perhaps turn your attention to a new field of history.

JEREMIAH CURTIN.

Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of Ethnology, November 25, 1891.

INTRODUCTION.

The wars described in THE DELUGE are the most complicated and significant in the whole career of the Commonwealth, for the political motives which came into play during these wars had their origin in early and leading historical causes.

The policy of the Teutonic Knights gave the first of its final results in the war of 1655, between Sweden and Poland, since it made the elector independent in Prussia, where soon after, his son was crowned king... Continue reading book >>




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