«The Life of a Useless Man» in Russian with a Parallel Translation

Book The Life of a Useless Man (Жизнь ненужного человека) in Russian
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73%
Original title: 
Жизнь ненужного человека
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Language: 
Russian
Difficulty: 
C2
Year: 
1908
Number of pages: 
191

"The Life of a Useless Man" is a story by Maxim Gorky, published in 1908. The main character, Yevsey Klimkov, gets a job in a bookstore. Its owner sells forbidden literature and then turns it over to the police. So Yevsey ends up in the tsarist police, which makes him their spy.