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Ostrovsky (1823-1886) was born in the family of a small civil functionary, and like the best of the younger generation of his time, he was from the age of seventeen an enthusiastic visitor of the Moscow theatre. At that age his favorite talks with his comrades was the stage. He went to the University later he was compelled to leave, in consequence with a quarrel with a professor, and he became an under-clerk in one of the Old Commercial Tribunals. There he had the best opportunity of making acquaintances with the world of Moscow merchants a quiet separate class which remained in its isolation thee the keeper of the traditions of Old Russia. It was from this class that Ostrovsky took nearly all the types of his first and best dramas. Only later on did he begin to widen the circle of his observations, taking in various classes of educated society.Language Notes:
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Book Description Ardis, 1988. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Ardis ed. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2683299
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