Life and Death, and Other Stories and Legends


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(4.4 stars; 4 reviews)

Henryk Sienkiewicz won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905, but as he wrote in Polish many English-speakers are unfamiliar with his work. This short story collection is a sampler of five myths and legends which he collected. The "Life and Death" of the title is a Hindu legend, the rest of Polish stories. All are short and together form a little taste of this great author who is too often unknown to English readers. - Summary by Beth Thomas (0 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Life and Death 10:29 Read by MaryAnne
Is He the Dearest One? 3:23 Read by MaryAnne
A Legend of the Sea 6:39 Read by Jeanie
The Cranes 9:01 Read by Winston Tharp
The Judgement of Peter and Paul on Olympus 8:24 Read by MaryAnne