This vintage book contains Henryk Sienkiewicz's 1884 historical novel, "With Fire and Sword". It is set in the seventeenth century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the time of the Khmelnytsky Uprising, and presents real historical events interwoven with a fictional story. Many of the characters are actual historical figures, including Jeremi Wisniowiecki and Bohdan Khmelnytsky. "With Fire and Sword" was hugely popular in Poland and is arguably one of the most important Polish novels ever written. Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz (1846 - 1916) was a Polish novelist, journalist, and Nobel Prize laureate. He is most famous for his fantastic historical novels, namely the international best-seller "Quo Vadis" (1896). Other notable works by this author include "Without dogma" (1891) and "On the Field of Glory" (1906). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive and we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition.