The Deluge Volume 1

Henryk SIENKIEWICZ (1846 - 1916), translated by Jeremiah CURTIN (1835 - 1906)

The Deluge (Polish: Potop) is a historical novel by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, published in 1886. It is the second volume of a three-volume series known to Poles as "the Trilogy," having been preceded by With Fire and Sword (Ogniem i mieczem, 1884) and followed by Fire in the Steppe (Pan Wołodyjowski, 1886). The novel tells a story of a fictional Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth soldier and noble Andrzej Kmicic and shows a panorama of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Swedish invasion of Poland known in the Polish tradtion as „Potop” (hence the title). Kmita is a patriot who, nevertheless, unexpectedly and unwittingly finds himself on the wrong side of the conflict as a new war starts to ravage the already weakened Commonwealth. This decision costs him dearly as his beloved Olenka now sees him as a traitor. This is an epic panorama of a country that is torn not only by a war with the external enemy, but also by a struggle with unscrupulous nobles who use their country's plight as an opportunity to magnify their power and zone of influence even if that means siding with the enemy. On the other hand we also see valiant soldiers, who, both with their swords and their wits, fight to expel the invading army. (Summary by Wikipedia and Piotr Nater)

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Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction and Personages Piotr Nater
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Play 01 Chapter I Piotr Nater
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Play 02 Chapter II Lucretia B.
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Play 03 Chapter III Theodulf
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Play 04 Chapter IV Theodulf
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Play 05 Chapter V Theodulf
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Play 06 Chapter VI Rapunzelina
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Play 07 Chapter VII Rapunzelina
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Play 08 Chapter VIII part 1 KHand
00:26:17
Play 09 Chapter VIII part 2 KHand
00:21:20
Play 10 Chapter IX Dorothy Godfrey-Smith
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Play 11 Chapter X Piotr Nater
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Play 12 Chapter XI part 1 Piotr Nater
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Play 13 Chapter XI part 2 Piotr Nater
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Play 14 Chapter XI part 3 Piotr Nater
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Play 15 Chapter XII eagee
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Play 16 Chapter XIII part 1 eagee
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Play 17 Chapter XIII part 2 eagee
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Play 18 Chapter XIV part 1 Rapunzelina
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Play 19 Chapter XIV part 2 Rapunzelina
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Play 20 Chapter XV Lynne T
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Play 21 Chapter XVI KHand
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Play 22 Chapter XVII KHand
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Play 23 Chapter XVIII part 1 KHand
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Play 24 Chapter XVIII part 2 KHand
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Play 25 Chapter XIX Piotr Nater
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Play 26 Chapter XX Lynne T
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Play 27 Chapter XXI Lynne T
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Play 28 Chapter XXII Lynne T
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Play 29 Chapter XXIII KHand
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Play 30 Chapter XXIV Rapunzelina
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Play 31 Chapter XXV Rapunzelina
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Play 32 Chapter XXVI part 1 eagee
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Play 33 Chapter XXVI part 2 eagee
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Play 34 Chapter XXVII eagee
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Play 35 Chapter XXVIII eagee
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Play 36 Chapter XXIX eagee
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Play 37 Chapter XXX LindaB
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Play 38 Chapter XXXI part 1 Joanna Dębicka
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Play 39 Chapter XXXI part 2 KHand
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Play 40 Chapter XXXII Anna Simon
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Play 41 Chapter XXXIII part 1 KHand
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Play 42 Chapter XXXIII part 2 Rapunzelina
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Play 43 Chapter XXXIV Rapunzelina
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Play 44 Chapter XXXV KHand
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Play 45 Chapter XXXVI KHand
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Play 46 Chapter XXXVII KHand
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Play 47 Chapter XXXVIII KHand
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Play 48 Chapter XXXIX KHand
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Play 49 Chapter XL KHand
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Play 50 Chapter XLI KHand
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