The Golovlevs

Author(s): M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin


Anna Petrovna rules the ancestral estate of the Golovlev family with an iron hand. Around her swarm her family; her alcoholic sons, dissipated grandchildren and degenerate husband. But, in his darkened study, her son Porfiry - 'Judas the Bloodsucker' - schemes for an overthrow of power. In this powerful novel, the great Russian satirist presents a stark portrait of the Russian gentry sapped by generations of idleness and social irrelevance.


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Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826-1889) spent most of his life working as a civil servant in various capacities. After the death of poet Nikolay Nekrasov he acted as editor of the well-known Russian magazine, Otechestvenniye Zapiski until the government banned it in 1884. His best-known work, the novel The Golovlevs, appeared in 1876.

General Fields

  • : 9781786690050
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : November 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin
  • : Paperback
  • : 432