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Dacha Husband, the (1896) [Novel]
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The Dacha Husband (a term created by Shcheglov) satirizes a type of man who came to prominence in the later part of the nineteenth century in Russia; he was typically upper middle class, was married to a materialistic woman, and commuted to work in St. Petersburg during the summer while his wife and children vacationed at the familyís dacha in Pavlovsk. Among the novelís highlights is a "Convention of Dacha Husbands," in which a "small group of insulted and injured husbands gathered together, in secret from their wives, ... for a general discussion of contemporary marital misfortunes and a search for some means to protect their human rights." The convention is unexpectedly interrupted by the wives, who arrive to retrieve their rebellious spouses. A coda informs the reader that at least one of the proposals offered during the meeting survived: the construction of a "shelter for the care of deserted husbands."

Original title: Дачний муж
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Dacha Husband

The Dacha Husband (2009)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Michael Katz
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The Dacha Husband (October 28, 2009)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Evanston, IL
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810126350
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.7 x 0.4 in
Pages: 80

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