At a glance:
- Author: Stefan Żeromski
- First Published: 1904
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Historical
- Setting: Poland and Spain
- Characters: Raphael Olbromski, Christopher Cedro, Helen, Prince Gintult, Elizabeth, Nardzevski
- Genres: Long fiction, Historical fiction, War fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Love or romance, Nineteenth century, Eighteenth century, Soldiers, Poland or Polish people, Feudalism, Peasantry or peasants, Napoleonic Wars
- Locales: Europe, Spain, Poland
When he is very young, Raphael Olbromski pays a short visit to the secluded estate of his uncle, Nardzevski, who is fond of his nephew and initiates him into the art of hunting. The fierce old man is a firm adherent to the values of feudal times and treats his peasants as serfs. Casper, his huntsman, is his only intimate. Raphael’s visit comes to a sudden end at the arrival of an Austrian official who lectures Nardzevski severely on not having paid the new taxes and for his treatment of his peasants. The old man has no intention of submitting to the Austrians. To...
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