The Faithful River
Northwestern University Press, 1999 - 179 pagine
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.
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This story reminded me a lot of two other famous Polish books, Quo Vadis? and The Painted Bird. All three deal with an intimate circle of characters who find themselves trapped in a world beseiged by ... Leggi recensione completa