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Alexander Ostrovsky (1823–1886)

Ostrovsky, Alexander Nikolaievich (os-trov’skē). A Russian dramatist; born in Moscow, April 12, 1823; died on June 14, 1886. One of his best comedies, ‘We Get On with our Own Kind,’ published in 1849, established his reputation. His works followed each other in rapid succession. Among the best are: ‘The Poor Bride’ (1852); ‘Poverty is Not a Fault’ (1853); ‘A Profitable Place’ (1857); ‘The Storm’ (1859); and ‘A Warm Heart’ (1869). He was the author of several translations, notably one of ‘The Taming of the Shrew.’