This is a detailed biography of Nikolay Leskov, including a description of his life and literary path. The book analyzes Leskov's canonical works too, such as Lady Macbeth of Msensk, Leftу, Catherdral Clergy etc. Many archival materials are cited for the first time here. The academic nature of the research is combined with an accessible style of presentation.
Jn the basis of a large historical material the history of everylay life of Russian Tsars from the House of Romanov is stated.