Searingly hot in the summer, bitterly cold in the winter, the ancestral estate of the Golovlyov family is the end of the road. There Anna Petrovna rules with an iron hand over her servants and family - until she loses power to the relentless scheming of her hypocritical son Judas. One of the great books of Russian literature, The Golovlyov Family is a vivid picture of a condemned and isolated outpost of civilization. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.
Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face to face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth? Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.
Ocherk Moj Pushkin - ne literaturovedcheskaya rabota. Eto skoree psihologicheskij etyud, popytka voskresit i vosproizvesti detskoe vospriyatie pushkinskogo tvorchestva, kotoroe - pri vsej naivnosti etogo vospriyatiya - okazyvalos' pervoj, na vsyu zhizn' neizgladimoj shkoloj ne tol'ko poticheskih vpechatlenij, no i nravstvennyh ponyatij.
The book Moscow and Muscovites wrote by Mikhail Nikolayevich Zagoskin, author of the famous historical novel Yuri Miloslavskii or Russian in 1612, Roslavlev or Russian in 1812," and many other works. Moscow and Muscovites - a vivid and fascinating essays, short stories, stage "of the home and social life in Moscow," since 1814, and 40-ies of the XIX century.
Whatever Tolstoy wrote he addresses to the voice that lies in the bottom of human soul and using passionate word or bright images, full of truth, make this voice sounds firm and long. It explains the popularity of his name and his works far more than borders of Russia and the attention that he wakes up in Western Europe and America by his, even small content, works...
Masquerade is a verse play written in 1835 by the Russian Romantic writer Mikhail Lermontov. The four-act play, set in 1830's St. Petersburg aristocratic society, highlights the rebellious spirit and noble mind of the protagonist, Yevgeny Arbenin. It is often compared with Shakespeare's Othello in its essential story line.