Author: Maxim Gorky
Inspired by real events and centering on the figure of Pelageya Vlasova – the ‘mother’ of the title – and her son Pavel, Gorky’s masterpiece describes the brutal life of ordinary Russian factory workers in the years leading to the 1905 Revolution and explores the rise of the proletariat, the role of women in society and the lower classes’ struggle for self-affirmation.
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About the Author
Maxim Gorky (1868 – 1936) ranks as one of the most influential Russian writers of the twentieth century. The founder of Russian Social Realism, his work has inspired countless stage and screen adaptations.