Grażyna Kozaczka

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

Of trailblazing Polish novelist Orzeszkowa's many works of social realism, Marta is among the best known, but until now it has not been available in English. Easily a peer of The Awakening and A Doll’s House, the novel was well ahead of English literature of its time in attacking the ways the labor market failed women.