by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Publisher: Little, Brown. & Co. 1899
Number of pages: 260
This volume contains pictures of student life drawn by a student who saw the life which he describes in the following pages. This student was a person of exceptional power and exceptional qualities, hence the value of that which he gives us.
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