At a glance:
- Author: Leo Tolstoy
- First Published: 1888
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Domestic tragedy
- Setting: Russia
- Characters: Nikita Akimitch Tchilikin, Anisya, Peter Ignátitch, Matryona, Akim, Akoulina, Marina
- Genres: Drama, Tragedy, Domestic tragedy
- Subjects: Family or family life, Parents and children, Nineteenth century, Europe or Europeans, Sin or Original sin, Fathers, Russia or Russian people
- Locales: Europe, Russia
Peter Ignátitch, a well-to-do peasant, is forty-two years old and sickly. His second wife, Anisya, is only thirty-two years old. Still feeling young, she starts an affair with Nikita Akimitch Tchilikin, their hired man. Peter considers Nikita a loafer and thinks of dismissing him. As he is explaining his intention to Anisya, they learn that Nikita is talking about getting married and leaving their farm. Anisya complains to Peter that Nikita’s departure will leave her with more work than she can handle.
When Anisya and Nikita are alone, he tells her that in...
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