First published in December 1930 in the journal International Megasin, it is included in the collection "Six Stories in the First Person."
American millionaire would like to pass off his daughter as some American millionaire, and she is in love with an ine-poor English aristocrat.
The novel by Alexey Tolstoy (1882-1945) is written on the basis of a personal experience of the writer. The First World War, the Revolution and the Civil War - extremely fascinating background for two intertwining love stories of sisters Katya and Dasha and their chosen ones - Telegin and Roshchin. The feelings of the characters are tested for strength, and the novel itself, in the words of Alexei Tolstoy, "is the beginning of the epic, which all develops in the future."