Dziecko salonu

Collection Biblioteka Narodowa
Description This novel tells the story of a twenty-something man from a wealthy, bourgeois family who is looking for meaning in his life. Its protagonist does not feel accepted by his family. This is why he attempts to secure independence from it, moving out of his home and working as a private tutor. He witnesses the poverty many people suffer, leading him to perceive the world as unfair and unjust – something he feels he is unable to change. He looks for escape in alcohol and the services of prostitutes, none of which soothe his spirits. "Dziecko salonu" is the second novel written by Janusz Korczak. Its title is a reference to his previous novel "Dzieci ulicy". The writer believed that personal happiness is not related to how much wealth one's family has. "Dziecko salonu", much like his later novel titled "Spowiedź motyla", is probably based on a journal Korczak kept himself. Some facts relating to the novel's protagonist – also called Janusz – overlap with Korczak's own experiences, such as working as a private tutor, medical assistance given to poorest folks and experience of suicidal thoughts. In 1904, the book was serialised in a magazine called “Głos”, and in 1906 it is likely they were published as two book format novels. No copies of the earlier edition survive at present. The subsequent edition is dated 1907. Another edition was published during Korczak's life in 1927. During the period between the two World Wars, fragments of the book were included in school textbooks.
Creator Korczak, Janusz
Publisher Warszawa : Księgarnia Powszechna
Date 1906
Rights Domena Publiczna
Format image/jpg
Language pol
Identifier 269.672 A Cim.
Type publikacja

From the collection of: Biblioteka Narodowa

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

Please be advised that in order to optimize the content available on our website, to adapt them to your individual needs, we use information saved using cookies on users' end devices. Cookies can be controlled using the settings of your web browser. Your continued use of our website without changing your browser settings means that you accept the use of cookies. More information is included in the website's privacy policy.