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Thaddeus of Warsaw

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Author: Jane Porter
Published: 1831
Language: English
Wordcount: 189,295 / 551 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.3
LoC Categories: D, PR
Downloads: 385
mnybks.net#: 5755
Origin: gutenberg.org

One of the earliest examples of the historical novel, this gripping tale was based on eye-witness accounts from Polish refugees of the doomed independence struggle of the 1790s.

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iter, answered him by saying, "The author has never been in Poland." "Impossible!" replied the general; "no one could describe the scenes and occurrences there, in the manner it is done in that book, without having been an eyewitness." The lady, however, convinced the general of the fact being otherwise, by assuring him, from her own personal knowledge, that the author of "Thaddeus of Warsaw" was a mere school-girl in England at the time of the events of the story.

How, then, it has often been asked, did she obtain such accurate information with regard to those events? and how acquire her familiar acquaintance with the palaces and persons she represents in the work? The answer is short. By close questioning every person that came in her way that knew anything about the object of her interest; and there were many brave hearts and indignant lips ready to open with the sad yet noble tale. Thus every illustrious individual she wished to bring into her narrative gradually grew upon her knowledge, till she becam

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