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Nihilist Girl (1892) [Novel]
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First published in Switzerland in 1892, finally printed in Russia in 1906, and never before translated into English, Nihilist Girl is the coming-of-age story of Vera Barantsova, a young aristocrat who longs to devote her life to a cause. Her privileged world is radically changed by Alexander I's emancipation of the serfs. Vera first hopes to follow in the footsteps of Christian martyrs, but a neighboring landowner--a liberal professor fired from his position at Saint Petersburg University and exiled to his estate--opens her eyes to the injustice in Russia.

A blend of social commentary and psychological observation, Nihilist Girl depicts the clash between a generation of youth who find their lives caught up by political action and a society unwilling to abandon its patriarchal traditions.

Original title: Нигилистка [Nigilistka]
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: Nihilist Girl

Nihilist Girl (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Natasha Kolchevska Mary Zirin
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Nihilist Girl (December 2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
ISBN: 9780873527903
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.4 x 0.5
Pages: 139

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