By Katherine Pickering Antonova
An usual Marriage examines the day-by-day actions and concepts of the kinfolk in keeping with a number of overlapping diaries and casual correspondence by means of the husband, spouse, and son of the relations, in addition to the wife's brother. No such cache of intimate Russian kinfolk files has ever formerly been studied in such intensity. The family's relative obscurity (with no pretensions to repute, wealth, or effect) and the presence of a woman's inner most files are specially strange in any context. The booklet considers the Chikhachevs' social existence, studying behavior, attitudes towards ailment and loss of life, in addition to their marital roles and their reception of significant rules in their time, corresponding to domesticity, Enlightenment, sentimentalism, and Romanticism.
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An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia by Katherine Pickering Antonova