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With Fire and Sword An Historical Novel of Poland and Russia.   By: (1846-1916)

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2. The letter with a superscript dot is represented by [.Z], [.z]. The diphthong oe is represented by [oe].

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WITH FIRE AND SWORD.

BY

HENRYK SIENKIKWICZ.

THE WORKS OF HENRYK SIENKIEWICZ.

TRANSLATED BY JEREMIAH CURTIN.

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

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.

[Illustration: Henryk Sienkiewicz and his Children.] Copyright, 1898, by Little, Brown, and Company.

WITH

FIRE AND SWORD.

An Historical Novel

OF

POLAND AND RUSSIA.

BY

HENRYK SIENKIKWICZ.

AUTHORIZED AND UNABRIDGED TRANSLATION FROM THE POLISH BY

JEREMIAH CURTIN.

BOSTON:

LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

1904.

Copyright, 1890, 1898 ,

By Jeremiah Curtin.

All rights reserved .

University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, U.S.A.

TO

PROF. JOHN FISKE,

MY CLASSMATE AND FRIEND, MY FELLOW TRAVELLER IN BOTH HEMISPHERES, THE LUMINOUS HISTORIAN OF DECISIVE PERIODS IN AMERICA,

IS DEDICATED THIS VOLUME CONCERNING A MOMENTOUS CONFLICT IN EUROPE.

JEREMIAH CURTIN.

Washington, D.C., April 7, 1890.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

Henryk Sienkiewicz and his Children. From a photograph.

Map of the Polish Commonwealth.

"The falcon began to draw the hands together." Drawn by J. Wagrez.

Vladislav IV., King of Poland. From an engraving by Moncornet.

"He raised his eyes and began to pray aloud". Drawn by J. Wagrez.

Bogdan Hmelnitski. From an old engraving.

"The little knight, having discovered the whole power of his opponent, pushed on him briskly". Drawn by Evert Van Muyden.

Yerzy Ossolinski, Chancellor of Poland. From an engraving by Moncornet.

"Before them stood a kind of frightful looking man, or rather an apparition". Drawn by Evert Van Muyden.

[Illustration: Map of the Polish Commonwealth.]

INTRODUCTION.

The history of the origin and career of the two Slav States, Poland and Russia, is interesting not merely because it contains a vast number of surprising scenes and marvellous pictures of life, not merely because it gives us a kaleidoscope as it were of the acts of men, but because these acts in all their variety fall into groups which may be referred each to its proper source and origin, and each group contains facts that concern the most serious problems of history and political development... Continue reading book >>




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