The Little Golden Calf by Ilya Ilf, Evgeniy Petrov

The book is a satirical novel that follows the adventures of a charming con artist in the Soviet Union during the 1920s. The protagonist, with a combination of wit, luck, and audacity, navigates through the absurdities of the Soviet bureaucracy and the remnants of the pre-revolutionary elite in pursuit of a mythical treasure. His journey is marked by a series of humorous episodes that expose the contradictions and ironies of the early Soviet society, ultimately offering a sharp critique of human greed and the folly of the era's political and social systems.

The 1784th greatest book of all time


Published
1931
Nationality
Soviet
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Russian

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