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Life and Death, and Other Stories and Legends

Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916)

1. Life and Death
2. Is He the Dearest One?
3. A Legend of the Sea
4. The Cranes
5. The Judgement of Peter and Paul on Olympus

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Henryk Sienkiewicz won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905, but as he wrote in Polish many English-speakers are unfamiliar with his work. This short story collection is a sampler of five myths and legends which he collected. The "Life and Death" of the title is a Hindu legend, the rest of Polish stories. All are short and together form a little taste of this great author who is too often unknown to English readers.