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  • Published: 4 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241524251
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 976

The Peasants

  • Wladyslaw Reymont



One of Poland's most significant twentieth-century epics, by the 1924 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

In the village of Lipce, scandal, romance and drama crackle in every hearth. Boryna, a widower and the village's wealthiest farmer, has taken the young and beautiful Jagusia as his bride -- but she only has eyes for his impetuous son Antek. Over the course of four seasons -- Autumn to Summer -- the tangled skein of their story unravels, watched eagerly by the other peasants: the gossip Jagustynka, pious Roch, hot-blooded Mateusz, gentle Witek ... Richly lyrical and thrillingly realist, at turns comic, tragic and reflective, Wladyslaw Reymont's magnum opus is a love song to a lasting dream of rural Poland, and to the eternal, timeless matters of the heart.

  • Published: 4 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241524251
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 976

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