HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

V. Krestovskīĭ (1824–1889)

Author of The Boarding-School Girl

Includes the names: V. Krestovskīĭ, Наталья Дмитриевна Хвощинс

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
190385,300 (3.33)00
Disambiguation Notice

Nadezhda Khvoshchinskaya wrote under the masculine pen-nanme V. Kretovsky.

No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
V. Kretovsky was the pen name of Nadezhda Dmitryevna Khvoshchinskaya, born into a family of Russian gentry in the province of Ryazan, where her father was a civil servant. She was educated mostly at home by tutors. She was close to her younger sister Sofia, who also became a writer and her partner in some works. Nadezhda published her first poems at age 18 in 1842. Her debut novel Anna Mikhailovna (1850) appeared under her pseudonym of V. Krestovsky. With her writing, she supported herself and, after her father's death in 1856, her mother and sisters, and eventually her deceased brother's children as well. She produced many novels, including The Boarding School Girl (1861), which was highly popular, and contributed stories and literary criticism to Notes of the Fatherland, The Contemporary, and other leading periodicals. For much of her adult life, she suffered from health problems worsened by progressive scoliosis. In about 1865, she married a doctor and former political dissident named Zayonchkovsky, who was 14 years her junior; however, the marriage was unhappy. He died in 1872, likely from tuberculosis. She also was known for her translations of the works of French writers, including George Sand. She lived most of her life in Ryazan, visiting St. Petersburg once or twice a year to see her writer and artist friends such as Ivan Turgenev.
Disambiguation notice
Nadezhda Khvoshchinskaya wrote under the masculine pen-nanme V. Kretovsky.

Member ratings

Average: (3.33)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5 2
4
4.5
5

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

V. Krestovskīĭ is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

V. Krestovskīĭ is composed of 3 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 116,035,312 books! | Top bar: Always visible