One Thousand Souls

One Thousand Souls An Russian novel in which a young man marries an heiress to get ahead betraying his roots and in the end himself After a spectacular early success Pisemsky s reputation as an author suffered a

  • Title: One Thousand Souls
  • Author: Aleksey Pisemsky Ivy Litvinov
  • ISBN: 9781410101174
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • An 1858 Russian novel in which a young man marries an heiress to get ahead, betraying his roots and in the end, himself After a spectacular early success, Pisemsky s reputation as an author suffered a terrible eclipse This was partly because of the competition of other mid 19th century Russian writers such as Turgenev and Dostoevsky, and partly because Pisemsky grossly mAn 1858 Russian novel in which a young man marries an heiress to get ahead, betraying his roots and in the end, himself After a spectacular early success, Pisemsky s reputation as an author suffered a terrible eclipse This was partly because of the competition of other mid 19th century Russian writers such as Turgenev and Dostoevsky, and partly because Pisemsky grossly misjudged the taste and s of his audience Pisemsky s brooding romanticism, coupled with his control as a writer, suffers only in comparison with literary giants In spite of his failings Pisemsky was a writer of consummate skill, and this is an important addition to our store of 19th century Russian literature.

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    1. A forgotten classic from the Russian literature's golden age. Corruption, vanity, a world of scoundrels in a sarcastic and compelling story.

    2. I have a never ending fascination with the world of Tsarist Russia -- the society life of Petersburg and Moscow where handsome hussars danced the mazurka and spoke French with the beautiful daughters of wealthy landowners against the background of soul destroying bureaucracy and corruption, never ending oppression of the people and the intelligentsia and the mind numbing life of the provinces where the peasants were bled dry and then bled dry again to support the lifestyles of the tiny upper cla [...]

    3. Great detail and characters. This is the story of a young man who decides not to follow his heart but to follow the money and marries a wealthy older woman. He learns too late that money doesn't buy happiness and ends up a very miserable person.

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