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W. R. Shedden-Ralston: The Awful Drunkard

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction, Historical

William Ralston Shedden-Ralston (1828-1889) was a Bristish folklorist and writer who became famous as a translator from Russia. He was in Russia a number of times where he made friends with major Russian writers of those times such as Turgenev and Afanasyev. This is a classical Russian fairy-tale collected and translated by William Ralston Shedden-Ralston. The central figure of the fairy-tale is a young man named Petrusha whose father used to be an awful drunkard until he died by accident while being drunk. But one day Petrusha gets an opportunity to get his father back as he meets the Devil himself...

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