The Faithful River by Stefan Zeromski
(European Classics)

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Originally published in 1912, this lyrical novel is set in a manor house in central Poland during the January Uprising of 1863 to 1864, when a volunteer Polish army futilely fought the Russian occupation. A wounded soldier appears outside the house and is cared for by Salomea, the young ward of the absent owners, who has been left in the manor with an aged servant. As the two strive to conceal the soldier's presence during brutal and invasive visits by the Russians, Salomea finds herself falling in love with her patient.
 

About Stefan Zeromski

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Stefan Zeromski is universally acknowledged as an outstanding Polish writer of his generation. Writing in a vivid, assured style that is instantly recognizable, he was a writer with a strong social conscience, taking up the concerns of the poor and downtrodden Johnston is the director of the Polish Studies Center at Indiana University in Bloomington.
 
Published August 18, 1999 by Northwestern University Press. 179 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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