This novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the merchant class in Russia before the twentieth century.
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Maxim Gorky’s novel Foma Gordeyev a 1899 novel that looks at life in Russia during the twentieth century.And also at the merchant class.They are the backbone of the Russian Society before the revolution. It traces the rise and fall of the merchant class. As a matter of fact Ignat Gordeyev and his son Foma are deeply involved in business. Needless to say they own boats and ships that ply the Voka. Ignat powerful and ruthless