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Сказки by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin is a collection of satirical fairy tales that offer a dark and biting commentary on society, politics, and human nature. Through clever and ironic storytelling, the author presents a series of cautionary tales that highlight the greed, corruption, and hypocrisy that often plague the world.

Each tale in the collection is filled with wit and humor, but also carries a deeper message about the consequences of vanity, greed, and ignorance. The characters are often exaggerated caricatures of real-life figures, making the stories both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Saltykov-Shchedrin's writing style is sharp and incisive, and his observations about human behavior are as relevant today as they were when the tales were first written. While some of the themes may be dark and cynical, there is also a sense of hope and resilience that shines through in the stories.

Overall, Сказки is a thought-provoking and entertaining read that offers a unique perspective on the flaws and foibles of human nature. It is a timeless collection that continues to resonate with readers today.

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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. Это сатира на правительственные верхи, эксплуататорские классы; обличение поведения и психологии обывательски настроенных интеллигентов; изображение трудолюбивых, талантливых, могучих и вместе с тем покорных своим угнетателям народных масс. - Summary by Lika and tovarisch

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