EMANCYPANTKI (EMANCIPATED WOMEN)
Translated into English by Stephanie Kraft
Emancypantki (Emancipated Women) is a nineteenth-century novel by the acclaimed Polish author Boleslaw Prus. It was first published as a serial in the Daily Courier (Kurier Codzienny), 1890-1893, and as a book in 1894. Leading his readers, in a manner reminiscent of Dickens, from an elegant girls’ school in Warsaw to an uninspiring provincial town—from a magnate’s palace to a boarding house for working women and a secret lying-in hospital for unmarried mothers—Prus explored the choices available to women in his time, and the forces that influenced those choices.
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