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The first major writing to gain recognition for Ivan Turgenev these short stories reflect his own observations of the abuse of the peasants and the injustice of the Russian system. The publication of the stories led to his house arrest, and contributed to the abolishment of serfdom.
Written in 1792 it is one of the earliest works on "the woman question". The controversial life of its author caused the earliest feminists to distance themselves from the work. Some major themes include education for girls, the debased position of women in society, the necessary equality of men and women, and the right of women to work.
Picks up where the film Troy (loosely based on Homer's Iliad) leaves off and follows Aeneis a fleeing Trojan as he travels to Italy, makes war on the Latins, and becomes an ancestor of the Romans. Virgil was the "Latin world's Shakespeare".
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