DescriptionThis book contain collection of 12 books
1. The Man Who Was Afraid (Foma Gordeyev) (Фома Гордеев) / translated with an introduction by Herman Bernstein 
2. Mother (Мать) [1906-7]
3. Through Russia / translated by C. J. Hogarth
4. Twenty-Six and One and other stories 
5. Creatures That Once Were Men, and other stories / translated from the Russian by J. M. Shirazi and others, with an introduction by G. K. Chesterton 
6. Philip Vasilyevich's Story 
7. Song of the Storm-Petrel
8. The March of Man 
9. My Childhood (Детство) [1913–1914]
10. In the World (В людях) 
11. Personal Recollections of Anton Pavlovitch Chekhov
12. Reminiscences of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy / trans. by S. S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf
About the Author
Russian/Soviet author, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist.
He began using the pseudonym Gorky (literally "bitter") in 1892, while working in Tiflis newspaper Кавказ (The Caucasus). The name reflected his simmering anger about life in Russia and a determination to speak the bitter truth. Gorky's first book Очерки и рассказы (Essays and Stories) in 1898 enjoyed a sensational success and his career as a writer began. Gorky wrote incessantly, viewing literature less as an aesthetic practice than as a moral and political act that could change the world. He described the lives of people in the lowest strata and on the margins of society, revealing their hardships, humiliations, and brutalization, but also their inward spark of humanity.
From 1906 to 1913 and from 1921 to 1929 he lived abroad, mostly in Capri, Italy; after his return to the Soviet Union he accepted the cultural policies of the time, although he was not permitted to leave the country.