Bolesław Prus

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Bolesław Prus (pronounced: Ltspkr.png bɔ'lεswaf 'prus; Hrubieszów, 20 August 1847 – 19 May 1912, Warsaw), whose actual name was Aleksander Głowacki, was perhaps the leading figure in Polish literature of the late 19th century. He adopted the pen name "Prus" from his family coat-of-arms.An indelible mark was left on him by his traumatic experiences as a 15-year-old soldier in the Polish 1863 Uprising against Imperial Russia, in which he suffered severe injuries and imprisonment. These early experiences may have precipitated the panic disorder and agoraphobia that would dog him through life. In 1872 at age 25, in Warsaw, Prus settled into a 40-year journalistic career that gave pride of place to science, technology and economic development, as prerequisites for his country's sociopolitical redemption. As a sideline, wishing to appeal to readers' aesthetic sensibilities, he began writing short stories. Attaining success with these forays into fiction, he went on to employ a broader canvas; between 1886 and 1895, he completed four major novels on "great questions of our age." Of Prus' novels, perennial favorites with readers are The Doll and Pharaoh. The Doll describes the romantic infatuation of a man of action who is frustrated by his country's backwardness. Pharaoh, Prus' only historical novel, is a study of political power and statecraft, set in ancient Egypt at the fall of its 20th Dynasty, which marked the fall of the New Kingdom.

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207. Jack London 270
208. Driss Chraïbi 263
209. Mahmoud Dowlatabadi 261
210. J. K. Rowling 258
211. Bolesław Prus 254
212. Dante 253
213. Dan Brown 252
214. S. F. Abasıyanık 231
215. Marco Travaglio 217

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