By Katherine Pickering Antonova
An usual Marriage examines the day-by-day actions and ideas of the family members in response to a number of overlapping diaries and casual correspondence via the husband, spouse, and son of the kinfolk, in addition to the wife's brother. No such cache of intimate Russian kin files has ever formerly been studied in such intensity. The family's relative obscurity (with no pretensions to status, wealth, or impression) and the presence of a woman's deepest files are specially strange in any context. The ebook considers the Chikhachevs' social existence, analyzing behavior, attitudes towards ailment and demise, in addition to their marital roles and their reception of significant rules in their time, akin to domesticity, Enlightenment, sentimentalism, and Romanticism.
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An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia by Katherine Pickering Antonova