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And Vanished Like a Dream

    A story "And Vanished Like a Dream" was written in 1908. It described the relation of a mansion and a village in the epoch after the serfdom was abolished. The main issue that was raised was an illegal use of power by landowners against helpless villagers and the disability of the villagers to defend themselves in a legal way. However, much more interesting were the cultural features of a village that were reflected in the story.
    The characters are bright and typical, the events lively and dramatic, the scenery and village life picturesque, the language rich and realistic.