This collection by the great Russian writer Maxim Gorky (Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov. 1868-1936) includes four of his most brilliant short stories. Maxim Gorky was one of the greatest writers in world literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. An amazing connoisseur of the human soul, he wrote stories that resonate as strongly today as they did a hundred years ago.
Taras Bulba describes the life of an old Zaporozhian Cossack, Taras Bulba, and his two sons, Andriy and Ostap. The sons study at the Kiev Academy and then return home, whereupon the three men set out on a journey to Zaporizhian Sich located in Southern Ukraine, where they join other Cossacks and go to war against Poland. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.
This collection of stories by the great Russian writer Maxim Gorky (Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov, 1868-1936) includes three of his most brilliant short stories: "Chelkash", "Makar Chudra" and "The Old Woman Izergil". Maxim Gorky is known as one of the greatest writers in world literature. Writing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he was an amazing connoisseur of the human soul.
This audiobook contains the acclaimed story "Taras Bulba", by the great Russian writer Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852). A beloved classic, "Taras Bulba" addresses the issues of honor and betrayal, and the moral responsibility people bear toward their loved ones in times of crisis.
Vladimir Alekseyevich Gilyarovsky (1853-1935), prominent journalist and writer, was considered the “golden pen” of Russian journalism in his time. Stories of the Slum collects a number of his essays discussing the time he spent travelling through Moscow’s world of poverty and crime. The first edition of the book, published in 1887, was immediately censored by the Russian government.
In A Landlord's Morning (l856) Tolstoy incorporated events from his personal life. Nineteen-year-old Nekhlyudov writes to his aunt that he has abandoned his university studies to devote himself entirely to the affairs of his estate - and especially to the welfare of the impoverished peasants living there.
The publication of the great Russian writer Nikolai Leskov [1831-1895] became an amazing story, "Musk Ox".
The book contains the story "Elephant and Lap-dog" of prominent Russian romantic writer of the twentieth century, Alexander Grin (real name: Alexander S. Grinevsky [1880-1932]).