Garnet Bracelet: the true story of jewelry inspired Kuprina
• Garnet Bracelet: the true story of jewelry inspired Kuprina
The story "Garnet Bracelet" - a wonderful sense of the hymn, "strong as death", written by Alexander Kuprin. The plot of this work is based on a true story, and the story brought to us a real garnet bracelet that was a family heirloom Kuprina and became a symbol of tragic love in Russian culture.
This garnet bracelet is stored in the Pushkin House
This bracelet decorated with garnet stones, is located at the Pushkin House (St. Petersburg). Its appearance is slightly different from that described Kuprin. The bracelet is decorated with really large grenades, but it does not have a large, green stone, which said the writer. Initially, the bracelet was silver, and over the years it repaired, and at the same gilded (which, incidentally, he did not approve of Kuprin). Decoration was owned by Mary Karlovna Kuprina-Jordan, the first wife of the great Russian writer. About how she had it appeared, no unique version: Some historians say that the decoration was transferred to Mary inherited from the mother, others argue that it presented Kuprin. Before his death, Jordan Kuprina-handed relic journalist Rappoport, who was a friend of Alexander, and his daughter has settled on a bracelet for storage in the fund of Pushkin House.
The story of unrequited love Kuprin heard in the family of his wife's relatives. Her real name was heroine Ludmila Lyubimov, and she bathed in the love of a simple guy Yellow names (in the story - the yolks). He worked as a telegrapher and in the past the money presented a gift lovely lady jewelry - bracelet with Easter eggs and greetings engraving. Having been refused, yellow is out of town, but, unlike kuprinskogo plot, managed to overcome depression and even get married. So tragic ending was not, it is a fiction writer.