Bestuzhev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
Bestuzhev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich əlyĭksän´dər əlyĭksän´drəvĭch byĭsto͞o´zhəf [key], pseud. Cossack Marlinskykŏs´ăk märlĭn´skē [key], 1797–1837, Russian novelist and poet. He wrote popular romantic tales in the Byronic manner. As an officer in the guards he joined the Decembrists and was exiled to Siberia. He was later transferred to the Caucasus, where he found the material for his best novel, Ammalat Bek (tr. 1843).
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