Grażyna Kozaczka

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Marta · A Novel
By Eliza Orzeszkowa · Translation by Anna Gąsienica-Byrcyn and Stephanie Kraft · Introduction by Grażyna Kozaczka

Eliza Orzeszkowa was a trailblazing Polish novelist who, alongside Leo Tolstoy and Henryk Sienkiewicz, was a finalist for the 1905 Nobel Prize in literature. Of her many works of social realism, Marta (1873) is among the best known, but until now has not been available in English. An easy peer of The Awakening and A Doll’s House, the novel was well ahead of the English literature of its time in attacking the ways the labor market failed women.