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By: Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826-1889)

Book cover (Russian) Сказки

Сказочный цикл Салтыкова-Щедрина создавался писателем на протяжении 18 лет - с 1869 по 1886 год. Каждая из сказок Щедрина — законченное произведение. Действующие лица в них в основном звери, птицы, рыбы… но также и люди. Сказки Салтыкова-Щедрина можно разделить на несколько основных тематических групп...

Book cover Family of Noblemen

Meet the Golovliovs, the ultimate dysfunctional family. In the difficult transition years before and after the liberation of Russia’s serfs, the Golovliovs are a gentry family ill-equipped to face the adaptations necessary in the new social order. Petty, back-biting, greedy, rigid, ignorant, and cruel, their personalities are captured in the array of nicknames they themselves give each other: The Hag, Little Judas, Simple Simon, Pavel the Sneak, the Orphans, the Blood-Sucker. They hate each other ferociously and utterly despise the peasants around them, who are gradually awakening to the potentialities of their new freedoms...

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