son of Anthony and Apolonia from Trembińscy, he was born on 20 August
1847 in Hrubieszow. He lost parents earlyand his grandmother take care
of his good breeding first, when he had 7 years his aunt from Lublin
took care over him. In year 1857 Prus began learning at District
Primary School at Guberniya Junior High School in Lublin. At this
school Aleksander was not long because he had been passed in the
custody of older brother, which worked as teacher of history and
geography in Siedlce. The schools school years and especially period
of stay in Lublinhad the serious influence on shaping the writer's
personality. Głowacki had attended to schools from year 1856 till year
1866, what shows that he belonged into those groups of young men,
which were called idlers and urchins in professors' serious language.
Older about 13 years brother Leon during studies participated already
in conspiratory life of youthand was member of the trojniacki alliance.
Leon paid his part in rise mental disorder, and for Alexander
insurgent's episode became experience with extreme importance. In 1861
moved to Kielce and he attended to school there. In 1 September 1863 ,
under village of Białki, situated about 4 km south from Siedlce was
rolled down the battle. Prus situated in hospital in Siedlce was
arrested and then free of charge from prison. So he came back to
school in Siedlce. After he had been arrested some times for part in
rise his uncle from Lublina looked after him. He continued education
there. 30 June 1866 Aleksander received at last the certificate of
completion high school in Lublin. After short time he went to Warsaw.
YEARS OF YOUTH AND THE SEARCHING OF LIFE ROAD
October 1866 Aleksander passed entrance examination to Main School and
began Math and Physics studies. 2 July 1869 Aleksander taken back
documents from Main School and left it. In Targowisko village he works
as private teacher. In the end of October he entered on forest
department of Institute of Village Farming and Forest district in
Puławy. In next year he was throwed out from it. In September 1870
Głowacki comes back again to Warsaw. He works in factory. besides The
heavy or random gainful employment Głowacki doesn't give up from
continuing education and he even undertakes some tests of own papers.
He also tries journalist works. Several years he co-operates with
newspapers and publishes his works. Therefore against primal
intentions Głowacki became writer. Writer's marriage-ceremony with
Oktawia Trembińska took place 18 January 1875 in Lublin. Głowacki
settled with wife in Warsaw.
BOLESŁAW PRUS – THE CREATOR OF GREAT NOVELS
editor of newspaper titled "News", seeking summer resort for him and
wife came in August 1882 for the first time to Nałęczow. The literary
and artistic world of Warsaw was coming there on summer holidays at
that time. From that year Prus always was arriving to Nałęczow for
holidays . Just there he started his contacts with local intelligence.
He begins knowledge with well-known painter Stanisław Witkiewicz in
1885, what has the huge meaning for Prusa, because Witkiewicz is the
joint editor of periodical " The Traveller" and one of leaders of
group fighting for reforming of Polish art. Earlier in December 1884
year of Prus prints in "The Traveller" two short stories: "Near moon"
as well as "Double man". During twelve years Prus writes the following
short stories, novels and stories: " The Post" (1885), " The Shadows",
"Essay about Farys", " Mr. Wesołowski and his stick", " The Doll"
(1890), " The Suffragists" (1893), " The Pharaoh" (1895). Having
finished " The Pharaoh " Prus left for his first and only journey
abroad for money that he got for the Pharaoph novel. He left Warsaw in
May 1895. The route of trip led by Dresden, Carlsbad, Norynberg and
Stuttgart. In August he was in Paris where he went from Switzerland.
Missing for country, tired with overflow of impressions and hard work
over studying the new matters, 17 September Prus comes back home. In
next year, that is in 1897 Prus celebrated jubilee of 25 years of -
the literary work. Despite poor condition of health he takes part in
different philanthopical and social actions. With a run of time his
health get worse, so Prus is forced to have twice heavy operations
after which he was coming to health very slowly. However doctors
didn't foresee so early end - 10 May 1912. Prus's funeral took place
in Warsaw - 22 May 1912.