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  1. says:

    One important note if you read the trilogy in English, be sure to read the translation by Kuniczak I started reading one by a different translator and the difference was night and day It was like reading a wooden story by an author of adventure books for young adults instead of a well written story by a great author If you read a poor review I wonder if the reviewer didn t read the other translation.The stories in the series read like a mix of War and Peace and The Three Musketeers Wonderful storyline, engaging characters, dramatic history and for Americans it has the added attraction of being about a place and time that many of us are not familiar with.

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    See the review of With Fire and Sword This is part two It is two volumes totalling 2000 pages So yeah, maybe that s why people don t want to read 3000 pages But man wow whew woa.

  3. says:

    Finally finished I m crying oh my gosh.Review to come later probably.

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    The key to enjoying The Deluge is to read the most recent translation by W.S Kuniczak Do not be tempted as I was by the free copies of this work available at Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive These free versions are of the 19th century translation by Jeremiah Curtin Curtin reduced the total length of the work by about 35% and in so doing threw out the baby with the bath water The Kuniczak translation is absolutely wonderful and is the only version that should be considered The Deluge is the second volume of Henry Sienkiewicz s Trilogy which is the national epic Unless you are a diehard fan of the historical, swashbuckler genre, you probably read the first volume With Fire and Sword because you wished to experience the work that has so profoundly marked Poles for the last 140 years I urge you to continue through to the end because the work is in fact of extraordinary value despite all its extravagances which its critics have unjustly labeled as faults.The first thing that strikes the reader about Trilogy is its uncanny resemblance to Alexandre Dumas D Artagnan cycle Like the D Artagnan cycle it originally appeared in serialization, is filled with real historical persons, dashing heroes, endless sabre duels, over used clich s and hackneyed comedy The Trilogy is indeed not for the cynical What a reader from the Anglo Saxon world might not know was that the style of The Trilogy was already pass at the time that it was written which the author knew quite well Dumas had already been dead for fifteen years when the first episodes began to appear in the Polish newspapers in the mid 1880s Sienkiewicz knew that he was adopting an out of date literary format In fact, Sienkiewicz had been for most the previous ten years a member of Poland s avant garde Positivist movement which wrote in the style of the great French naturalist Emile Zola.The Positivists emerged as a group following Poland s failed rebellion of 1863 They concluded that the previous seventy years of Polish uprisings had done nothing but increased the oppression exercised on the Poles by its three occupying powers, Russia, Prussia and Austria More importantly, they were concerned that the rebellions were purely reactionary in spirit and that the leaders had no interest in modernizing the Poland The Positivists were as progressive as New England s Transcendentalists They were for the abolition of serfdom, the emancipation of Jews, the emancipation of women, public education and the removal of privileges for the Roman Catholic Church They felt that their goals could be pursued successfully under the regimes of the various occupying powers and felt that it was time for Poles to quite organizing insurrections.In the 1880s, Sienkiewicz had a change of heart He became a nationalist and dropped the Positivist style He continued to support the progressive social agenda of the Positivists and maintained his social contacts with the other Positivists, but be was determined in his words to write a work to uplift hearts that is to say, he wrote historical novels about eras in the past when Poles had united to resist foreign invaders Not surprisingly he dropped the naturalist writing style and adopted a romantic approach that was prevalent in the Italian operas of the day which were endeavouring to rally Italians against their foreign occupiers Sienkiewicz s Positivist friends were horrified at the time and Sienkiewicz s critics ever since have denigrated him as a writer of trite cape and sword adventures When the Russians installed a communist regime in Poland in 1945, Sienkiewicz s Trilogy acquired renewed vigour It was intensely Catholic and highly nationalist at a time when the Polish state was a puppet regime intent on eliminating religion in Polish society.For Poles living under the Communist regime, the Deluge was the most important book in the Trilogy because it dealt with the themes of moral redemption and the need for the Polish people to rally around the Roman Catholic Church The hero Kmita makes two greats sins First he brings a group of violent friends with him when he goes to meet his fiance and allow them to commit acts of violence against the local population His fiance breaks off the engagement and banishes Kmita from her presence Kmitat then commits a second great sin when he enters the service Polish Lutheran allied to Swedish King who has invaded Poland When Kmita realizes that he has made a mistake he cannot not join the forces of the Polish resistance because he is a known traitor, so he flees to the monastery at Czestochowa He arrives just before the Swedes lay siege to the monastery and fights with valor with the defenders until the siege is lifted This incident will launch Kmita on the road to redemption that will lead him to marrying his fiance six hundred pages later The tortuous story is vaguely reminiscent of Alessandro Manzoni s nationalistic classic of the 1830s The Betrothed Like The Betrothed , the Deluge is an extremely tough slog for anyone given to cynicism However, it is one that lets you look into the soul of a people and is worth the effort If you can suppress your cynical side, it will even be a great pleasure.

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    Second Third in the series.Currently available free at Kindle vol 1 2 is Pan Michael An Historical Novel of Poland, the Ukraine, and Turkeyaccording to Bryn, for helping me with this

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    The Deluge Volume I was a great experience and a walk through the 17th century Poland during the Swedish invasion of 1655 1657 While reading Volume I of The Deluge and after reading With Fire and Sword the first book in Henryk Sienkiewicz s Trilogy in W S Kuniczak s modern translation, I was reminded of Leo Tolstoy s War and Peace, which happens to be my favorite book of all time The first two books of this trilogy are very close seconds When you read books like these where the characters are emblazon in your conscience and the writing transports you from your world into the story that he is telling, you are meeting every character and living and personally experiencing every adventure as you are walking with them Volume I was such an experience that I can t wait to start Volume II as soon as I finish this review The Deluge is a love story between a man and a woman, and also a love story between men and their country It is also a story of deception and betrayal and of loyalties kept and broken Of the king of Poland who is fighting for his survival and the survival of his nation While he is being attacked and defeated by Russia and The Khmelnytsky Cossacks and the Swedish Deluge invasion and the treasonous acts of high ranking nobles and government officials by switching allegiances and surrendering their domains and their subjects to the king of Sweden.The Deluge Volume I begins about the time of the Sedish invasion, where we are introduced to the historical chapters such as Janusz and Boguslaw Radziwill, cousins and both Polish Lithuanian nobles, who betray their king and surrender and switch their allegiance to the Swedish King.And the fictional characters of Andrei Kmiti and the beautiful olenka and their love story that is wrought with obstacles an crimes committed by Andrei who is a brave and courageous soldier who loses his way a few times and finally finds his true north There are other fictional characters that are loyal to thier king, who will inspire you by their loyalty, decency and courage and bravery Volume I ends during the siege of the sacred monastery of Jasna Gora defended by the valiant Father kordetzky and Andrei Kmiti and Pan Pyotr Tcharnyetzky If you love to read historical fiction, you have to read this book On a personal note, I try Not to give away to much in my reviews about the meat of the story, I try to give enough so that you will want to read it yourself and discover all of the fruits for yourself

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    Incredibly long but never a dull moment The epic adventures of Pan Michal and Pan Zagloba continue in this second volume of Sienkiewicz Trilogy So worth it.

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    I ve been meaning to write a review of this for a long time, but you know how life is And as a note, pardon any spelling mistakes beforehand I don t feel like looking up all those names How do you know what a good book is Is it one that is flawless Is it one that has no typos Is it one that is gripping every single line No I think it s one that has none of that, but you ignore it all because something in the book just moved you.That s what The Deluge was for me There were spelling errors, there were characters that didn t live up to what I wanted them to be, but something just drew me into the pages and made me read.Honestly, I was slightly worried when I picked it up, just because I thought that the first was so good, how could this one top it It did.By a lot.For one, there wasn t as much gore in this one as in the first I mean, it is a war novel, and blood is lost, but there wasn t any graphic mob rule scenes or anything That was a great plus.Still a bit of language, but still I think it might have been better than the first book there as well it s been a little bit since I read it though, so don t quote me there I LOVED the characters Sienkiewicz brought back my favorites, and even though Volodyovski and Zagloba didn t take the prominence they had in the first, they were still there, along with some new ones that I fell in love with as well.Olenka was the heroine A nice good strong character She s sweet and feminine but not afraid to stand up for what s right, even if it s against the ones she loves She might have been, I think, slightly to perfect, but she still was someone I really loved.Kmita He was an amazing hero For one, unlike the first book with Skeshituski, he was flawed He s impulsive, daring Oh he was just great Their love story was much better than the first They still fell in love at first sight, but were betrothed through her grandfathers will But after that it s an up and down ride as she struggles with loving him even though he is so turbulent, breaking up a castle in his rage, extracting revenge from killed friends, and even ending up on the wrong side of the war By the time he realizes all his mistakes he also realizes he ll have to re win his betrothed and show her he can change.Helping to save his country from the Swedish invasion is what he decides is the only choice Oh, and in a d j vu moment, Olenka is kidnapped by someone on the other side who has fallen desperately in love with her Though his intentions aren t so honorable as Bohun s But even with this kind of mirror plot, the book stood out on it s own amazingly The characters really make or break books for me, and this one just was alive with different people and their ways and mannerisms and flaws Not all amazing, but all different and inticing.Pan Roche Kowalski He was hilarious Pan Zagloba s nephew , who really wasn t his nephew but Pan Zagloba convinced him otherwise, he ever so slightly replaced Pan Longinious He was strong, and though not really smart, his loyalty to his country and friends was endearing.The Radzvils While the older Radzvil was good as a villain, an thourougly evil, twisted, using man, I didn t like his brother as much Boguslave was pompus, egocentric, and couldn t understand why Olenka didn t just fall at his feet like every other woman I hated him I guess that s what you re supposed to feel towards the villain though.King Casmiris Rex Elected king in the first book, you really don t get to know him until this one I liked how Sienkiewicz worked him into the story and showed everyone a deeper look into him While during the first book I didn t think that much of him, this one showed me how much he really just wanted to serve his country I was cheering for him all the way.My one last complaint was the ending It was abrupt, to say the least completely ignoring my favorite character in all literature, Michal Volodyovski Rather strange for a two volume work It was kind of like the whole thing built up to this moment when Olenka and Kmita would be together again, their differences made up But it was like, here they are, the end Somewhat anti climatic, but not enough for me to say that this isn t my new favorite novel.There were moments I would just read something, pause and sigh, re reading that part again I loved it and the characters so much.Ok, enough of my gushing over it P You get the point.

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    In my edition, this is just the first volume from The Deluge , I will make a final review after reading volume 3 I may adjust also the final rating after that For now, I estimate a rating around 3 stars, as it has certain flaws, but in general is a robust and interesting novel.Below are some notes and impressions that I decided to wrote down in order to remember by the moment I will write the final review nationalism developed greatly at the end of 19th century it seems that Sienkiewicz is greatly influenced by this and creates characters with strong nationalistic sentiments in 17th century potentially this was not entirely the true motifs of historical persons resembles very much with action adventure novels, like Dumas novels, but connections to historical events a mix of love story historical fiction adventure novel a winning recipe dialogue exceeds greatly the descriptive passages creates a fluid story like one that it is told around a camp fire hard to read Polish names people or places alike great translation with a lot of notes over 100 in this volume quite good ebook edition with very few spelling errorsReview for all 3 volumes can be found at

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    This book tells a story of Polish Lithuanian Kingdom after the Uprising of Bogdan Khmielnitski The same heroes Pan Zagloba, Pan Wolodyjowski, Pan Skrzetuski, Pani Anusia Borzobohata and also new heroes the fate of whom will absorb your whole attention The action takes place on all territory from Poznan till Latvia, from Gdansk till Zywiec The book is must read for Polish citizens, but also worth reading for a person who has ever asked oneself regarding the motherland, faith and honour.