ISBN: 9781786690050
Quick overview A powerful novel from the great Russian satirist: the Golovlev family are ruled by matriarch Anna Petrovna, but her son, Porfiry, plots her downfall.
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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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Author M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin
Binding Paperback
Pages 432