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My Childhood
Author: Maxim Gorky

ISBN: 9780241261958
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 26 May 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.2 x 11.3 x 1.7
'I could hear the frost crackling outside. Greenish moonbeams shone through windows covered with patterns of ice...'

One of the most moving accounts of being a boy ever written, My Childhood is a both wonderful and harrowing memoir - and one of the great works of Russian literature.

About the Author

Maxim Gorky was born in 1868 in Nizhny Novgorod. After a grim childhood and some years of wandering he began to write stories and by his thirties had become famous both for fiction and plays. He became involved in revolutionary activity against the tsarist regime in Russia and had a confused, difficult relationship with the Soviet dictatorship, partly living abroad and yet becoming the USSR's most feted and widely read author. He died in 1936 under suspicious circumstances and Stalin and Molotov were among the bearers of his coffin.

He is today most famous for his great autobiographical trilogy (of which My Childhood is the first part).

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