Summary: In Griboyedov’s classic satire on Russian high society, Sophia is in love with Molchalin – a dull
collegiate assessor who she is unaware is attempting to seduce her maid Liza (as is Sophia’s
father). Enter Chatsky, recently returned from travels, to attempt to win Sophia’s heart. Excerpted from the forthcoming full bilingual edition by Russian Life books.
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