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Satan's Diary

Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev

Satan's Diary, Andreyev's last work, was completed by the great Russian a few days before he died in Finland, in September, 1919. But a few years ago the most popular and successful of Russian writers, Andreyev died almost penniless, a sad, tragic figure, disillusioned, broken-hearted over the tragedy of Russia. In "Satan's Diary", Andreyev summoned up his boundless disillusionment in an absorbing satire on human life. Fearlessly and mercilessly he hurled the falsehoods and hypocrisies in the face of life. He portrayed Satan coming to this earth to amuse himself and play. Having assumed the form of an American multi-millionaire, Satan set out on a tour through Europe in quest of amusement and adventure. Before him passed various forms of spurious virtues, hypocrisies, the ruthless cruelty of man and the often deceptive innocence of woman. Within a short time, Satan finds himself outwitted, deceived, relieved of his millions, mocked, humiliated, beaten by man in his own devilish devices. (Summary by Herman Bernstein, in the Preface)

Satan's Diary, Andreyev's last work, was completed by the great Russian a few days before he died in Finland, in September, 1919. But a few years ago the most popular and successful of Russian writers, Andreyev died almost penniless, a sad, tragic figure, disillusioned, broken-hearted over the tragedy of Russia. In "Satan's Diary", Andreyev summoned up his boundless disillusionment in an absorbing satire on human life. Fearlessly and mercilessly he hurled the falsehoods and hypocrisies in the face of life. He portrayed Satan coming to this earth to amuse himself and play. Having assumed the form of an American multi-millionaire, Satan set out on a tour through Europe in quest of amusement and adventure. Before him passed various forms of spurious virtues, hypocrisies, the ruthless cruelty of man and the often deceptive innocence of woman. Within a short time, Satan finds himself outwitted, deceived, relieved of his millions, mocked, humiliated, beaten by man in his own devilish devices. (Summary by Herman Bernstein, in the Preface)
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Satan's Diary, Andreyev's last work, was completed by the great Russian a few days before he died in Finland, in September, 1919. But a few years ago the most popular and successful of Russian writers, Andreyev died almost penniless, a sad, tragic figure, disillusioned, broken-hearted over the tragedy of Russia. In "Satan's Diary", Andreyev summoned up his boundless disillusionment in an absorbing satire on human life. Fearlessly and mercilessly he hurled the falsehoods and hypocrisies in the face of life. He portrayed Satan coming to this earth to amuse himself and play. Having assumed the form of an American multi-millionaire, Satan set out on a tour through Europe in quest of amusement and adventure. Before him passed various forms of spurious virtues, hypocrisies, the ruthless cruelty of man and the often deceptive innocence of woman. Within a short time, Satan finds himself outwitted, deceived, relieved of his millions, mocked, humiliated, beaten by man in his own devilish devices. (Summary by Herman Bernstein, in the Preface)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 50m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:30