This article centres around the problems connected with wonders, miracles and fairy tale
themes in Branki w jasyrze, a nineteenth century novel written by Jadwiga Łuszczewska (pen
name. Deotyma). This paper begins with biographical information about Deotyma’s family
life, upbringing and its influence on her future career; reception of her charismatic personality
and writing; and finally about her attitude to the employment of fantasy motives in literature.
The main aim of this article is to investigate different types of miraculous events that take
place in Branki w jasyrze. Those phenomena derive from various cultural and artistic