THE FORESTER by Maria Kuncewicz


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A sometimes lyric novel of Russian-dominated Poland in the 1860's. The characters move curiously as the victims of a destiny beyond their control which also seems to have dominated Poland at this time of revolution and counter-revolution. The story itself concerns a rural forester, a Pole by birth, and his grandson, Casimir, who renounces his revolutionary ambitions to come back to his well-loved forest and assume his grandfather's job, after his murder. Though the novel is largely about Casimir's boyhood and young manhood, it is overshadowed by his father's romance with a mad Countess and her coachman lover who has filled his grandfather and raped his sister.... A far country- and another era- recorded with vitality and validity through the thoughts and feelings of those who lived there- then, but for a limited audience at best.

Pub Date: Aug. 30th, 1954
Publisher: Roy