Life and Death, and Other Stories and Legends

Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846 - 1916)
Translated by Jeremiah Curtin (1835 - 1906)

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. - Summary by Beth Thomas

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Life and Death MaryAnne
Play 02 Is He the Dearest One? MaryAnne
Play 03 A Legend of the Sea Jeanie
Play 04 The Cranes Winston Tharp
Play 05 The Judgement of Peter and Paul on Olympus MaryAnne