The Golovlyov Family

The Golovlyov Family

ISBN: 0940322579

ISBN 13: 9780940322578

Publication Date: May 31, 2001

Publisher: NYRB Classics

Pages: 358

Format: Paperback

Authors: M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin, Natalie Duddington, James Wood

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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 Porphyry.

One of the great books of Russian literature, The Golovlyov Family is a vivid picture of a condemned and isolated outpost of civilization that, for contemporary readers, will recall the otherwordly reality of Macondo in Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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