Król Maciuś Pierwszy : powieść

Collection Biblioteka Narodowa
Description This is the first edition of Korczak's best known children's book. The novel tells the story of a ten-year-old boy who, following the premature death of his father, becomes a king. The book's central theme is the search for the best model to use when running a country. In addition, the book deals with the process of a child's maturation, including the process of growing up to be able to act in a range of social roles. The subsequent events experienced by the central protagonist, including winning a war, mean he decides to introduce his own sort of parliamentary monarchy. In his nation, children and adults have their own parliaments. Once another war breaks out, King Mattie's nation loses and Mattie himself becomes a prisoner of the victorious enemy nations. One of the narrative threads in the book involves King Mattie's journey to Africa and his friendship with a local king. The book deals with the problems experienced by Poland as it was being reborn, mostly focused on governance and the responsibilities which come with that process, as well as the absence of children from civic and political lives. "Król Maciuś Pierwszy" was translated into dozens of languages. The book was reissued in Poland numerous times. Its less popular sequel was titled "Król Maciuś na wyspie bezludnej".
Creator Korczak, Janusz
Publisher Warszawa : Tow. Wydawn
Date 1923
Rights Domena Publiczna
Format image/jpg
Language pol
Identifier 380.389 A
Type publikacja

From the collection of: Biblioteka Narodowa

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Public project co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland "Public Diplomacy 2020: New Dimension” funding programme.

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