This person was born in Moscow and educated at the Lyceum at Tsarskoye Selo, having published poetry as early as 1814.
Nikolay Vasilievich Gogol-Yanovsky
This person was born in Sorochintsy into a family of Ukrainian Cossack gentry and educated at the Lyceum at Nezhin, having worked in the civil service, and taught history at various postings.
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev
This person was born into a wealthy family in the Province of Oryol and studied philosophy in German, having contemplated becoming a university professor before selecting a literary vocation.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky or Count Nikolaevich Tolstoy
This person is one of two of the best-known Russian writers of all time and because they are so well known, this book provides little biographical data about them.
Nikolay Semyonovich Leskov
This person was born in the Province of Oryol and was orphaned at age sixteen...
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