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Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky, Jenny Covan, William-Alan Landes

This compelling 1902 play, considered Gorky's masterpiece, centers on a group of wretched souls who congregate to play cards, tell stories, and debate whether it is better to live without illusions or to maintain a romanticized world view. A powerful, influential drama, hailed for its realistic and memorable characterizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887348150
Publisher: Players Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Series: Players Press Classic Plays Ser.
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 17 Years

About the Author


Political activist and founder of the socialist realism literary method, Maxim Gorky (1868–1936) was a devoted Bolshevik until the 1917 Revolution, after which he lived in exile until Stalin enticed his return. The first of Russia's great proletarian writers, Gorky wrote short stories and novels that drew upon his own experiences for realistic portrayals of hardship and misery.

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