Dmitrii Averkiev

Averkiev, Dmitrii Vasil’evich


Born Sept. 30 (Oct. 12), 1836, in Ekaterinodar; died Jan. 7 (20), 1905, in St. Petersburg. Russian writer; of a merchant family.

Averkiev was graduated from the University of St. Petersburg in 1859. His plays, idealizing Russia’s past, are melodramatic. A Comedy About the Russian Nobleman Frol Skobeev . . . (1869) and The Old Days in Kashira (1872) were popular. In 1885–86, Averkiev published a monthly Diary of a Writer, which contained his stories, commentaries, and critical articles.


Dramy, vols. 1–3, 2nd ed. St. Petersburg, 1906.
Povesti iz starinnogo byta, vols. 1–2. St. Petersburg, 1898.
Povesti iz sovr. byta, vols. 1–3. St. Petersburg, 1898.