from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk 1846-1916. Polish writer. Although he is most widely known for his historical novel Quo Vadis? (1896), his critical reputation rests on his works of Polish history, including With Fire and Sword (1883). Sienkiewicz won the 1905 Nobel Prize for literature.


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