Dvenadt͡sat´ stul´evBook - 2017 | Russian
Ippolit Matveevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman eking out a living in the provinces, has returned to his hometown in search of the jewels his mother-in-law hid in one of a set of twelve identical dining room chairs to avoid confiscation by Soviet officials. Now the chairs themselves have been scattered to the four winds. Enter Ostap Bender, the smooth operator--an inveterate con artist and one of the most iconic figures in Russian literature--who volunteers his services for a generous take of the profits. The adventures of this unlikely pair take them across the fledgling Soviet state, from the provinces to Moscow to the peaks of the Transcaucasian Mountains.
Publisher: Moskva : "Ė", 2017
Branch Call Number: RUS FIC
Characteristics: 446 pages ; 18 cm