"It was six or seven years ago, when I lived in one of the counties of T-o province, in the estate of the landowner Belokurov, a young man who got up very early, went to the bottom of the house, drank beer in the evenings and all complained to me that he was nowhere and no one meets sympathy. He lived in the garden in the outhouse, and I was in an old bar house, in a huge hall with columns, where there was no furniture, except for the wide sofa on which I slept, and even the table on which I laid out solitaire. Here always, even in quiet weather, something buzzed in the old Amos furnaces, and during a thunderstorm the whole house trembled and seemed to be cracking apart, and it was a little scary, especially at night, when all ten large windows were suddenly illuminated by lightning..."
In the novel "Captain's Daughter" A.S. Pushkin painted a bright picture of the spontaneous peasant uprising led by Emelian Pugachev.
Anton Chekhov's story "The Man in the Case" is the most famous work from his series "Little Trilogy". The story of a skittish teacher of the ancient Greek language, which is vividly characterized by his favorite phrase: "no matter what happens." This is an ingenious embodiment of the image of a person creating an impenetrable "case" around him, a protective shell. Personalities like Belikov existed then, they are now - so the story of the great Russian writer and playwright does not lose its relevance. A small work after the first publication in the magazine "Russian Thought" in 1898 caused a wide literary and public resonance. Most of all, critics were surprised, admired or irritated (depending on the attitude to Chekhov) the connection of comic and tragic essence in such a small literary form as the story. The vivid characteristic image created by Chekhov took its place among other household names such as Oblomov and Chichikov. The story was twice filmed by Soviet cinema.