A short novel «The Dead Man's Adventures» belongs to Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov (1891-1940), an outstanding writer, playwright, theatre director and actor. *** In a short novel with a great deal of humor the author describes the attitude of Tsarist Russia toward an ordinary person. A railway employee who was diagnosed a disease « galloping consumption» couldn't go to Moscow to make an X-ray. The dying patient is refused to be given a due free train ticket, since he must work out one more month.
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