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A Family Of Noblemen

Mikhail Evgrafovich Saltykov

"A Family of Noblemen" is a satirical novel penned by using Mikhail Evgrafovich Saltykov, a distinguished Russian creator and satirist. The novel, serves as a scathing critique of the Russian nobility and societal norms time-honored for the duration of the nineteenth century. The narrative revolves around the Golovlyov family, an aristocratic family steeped in decadence, ethical degradation, and an insatiable desire for wealth and electricity. The relevant determine is Porfiry Golovlyov, a tyrannical and despotic landowner whose moves and decisions form the fate of the family. As the narrative unfolds, Saltykov exposes the ethical decay and hypocrisy within the aristocracy, portraying the characters as embodiments of corruption and ethical financial disaster. Saltykov's use of satire and irony is a powerful observation at the societal and political troubles of his time. Through the lens of the Golovlyov family, he criticizes the oppressive nature of the Russian autocracy, the exploitation of peasants, and the moral shortcomings of the the Aristocracy. "A Family of Noblemen" is a darkish and biting portrayal of a decaying social magnificence and the outcomes of unchecked privilege.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 276
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.62in - 0.78lb
  • EAN: 9789361159039
  • Categories: LiteraryPolitical

About the Author

Saltykov, Mikhail Evgrafovich: - Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin, born Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov and known during his lifetime by the pen name Nikolai Shchedrin, was a prominent Russian writer and satirist in the nineteenth century. He spent the majority of his life working as a civil servant in various positions. Following the death of poet Nikolay Nekrasov, he served as editor of the Russian literary magazine Otechestvenniye Zapiski until it was outlawed by the Tsarist authorities in 1884. Saltykov's paintings exemplified both stark reality and humorous grotesque combined with imagination. Saltykov's most famous works, the family chronicle novel The Golovlyov Family (1880) and the political novel The History of a Town (1870), are seminal works of nineteenth-century fiction, and he is considered as a key character in Russian Literary Realism. Mikhail Saltykov was born on January 27, 1826, in the village of Spas-Ugol (modern-day Taldomsky District of the Moscow Oblast of Russia), as one of eight children (five brothers and three sisters) in the large Russian noble family of Yevgraf Vasilievich Saltykov (1776-1851) and Olga Mikhaylovna Saltykova (nee Zabelina; 1801-74). His father belonged to a historic Saltykov noble house descended from a branch of the Morozov boyar dynasty.