The Power of Darkness  

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The Power of Darkness (Template:Lang-ru, Vlast' t'my) is a five-act drama by Leo Tolstoy. Written in 1886, the play was long banned in Russia.

The central character is a peasant, Nikita, who seduces and abandons a young girl Marinka; then the lovely Anisija murders her own husband to marry Nikita. He impregnates his new stepdaughter, then, under his wife's influence, murders the baby. On the day of his stepdaughter's marriage, he surrenders himself and confesses to the police.



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