Plays: A Protegee of the Mistress, Poverty is No Crime, Sin and Sorrow are Common to All, and It's a Family Affair--We'll Settle It Ourselves

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Wildside Press, Apr 1, 2010 - Drama - 314 pages
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Aleksandr Nikolayevich Ostrovsky (1823-1886) was a Russian playwright. His works include "The Poor Bride," "Poverty Is No Crime," and "Don't Put Yourself In Another Man's Sledge."

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Norman Henley (1916-2012) received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Slavic studies and taught at Johns Hopkins for many years. His other translations include "The Russian Prose Reader" and Pushkin's "Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin".

Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky; 12 April [O.S. 31 March] 1823, Moscow, Russian Empire - 14 June [O.S. 2 June] 1886, Shchelykovo, Kostroma, Russian Empire) was a Russian playwright, generally considered the greatest representative of the Russian realistic period. The author of 47 original plays, Ostrovsky (according to Encyclopedia Britannica) "almost single-handedly created a Russian national repertoire." His dramas are among the most widely read and frequently performed stage pieces in Russia

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