Bolesław Prus

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Bolesław Prus (Aleksander Głowacki)

Bolesław Prus (pen name of Aleksander Głowacki; August 20, 1847 - May 19, 1912) was a Polish writer.

He was born in Hrubieszów and died in Warsaw. As a 15-year-old high-school student, he fought in Poland's January 1863 Uprising.

Prus is best known for his novels, Lalka (The Doll) and the historical novel Faraon (Pharaoh). He also wrote "Anielka," Placówka (The Outpost), Emancypantki (The New Woman), and many other stories and novels. He was an advocate of Positivist philosophy and social progressivism.

Prus is regarded as one of the greatest Polish writers, and one of the world's most prominent.