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date: 14 April 2024

Leskov, Nikolai Semenovich (1831–95) Russian prose writer, born in Orel province. 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

Nephew of Alexander Scott, a Russianized British Protestant of the agricultural firm Scott and Wilkins, Leskov worked initially in estate management. This experience provided him with a keen ear for colloquial speech and the central themes of his writing, Russian provincial life and religious culture. His first journalistic work appeared in ... ...

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