Alexey Tolstoy "The Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin": a summary of the chapters
Alexei Tolstoy is a writer, publicist and prominentpublic figure of the Soviet period. He is known for his historical, social and psychological novels. But in this article we turn to the science fiction genre, or rather, the novel "Hyperboloid engineer Garin." The summary of this work will be the main theme for us.
About the book
Alexei Tolstoy completed hisscience fiction work in 1927. The novel "The Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin" (a brief review below) is divided into three parts according to the author's plan: adventurous, heroic and utopian.
The idea to write a similar work arose inwriter in 1922, when he first saw the construction of the Shukhov Tower. Later, already working on the novel, Tolstoy studied all the latest theories of molecular physics.
"Hyperboloid of Engineer Garin": a brief summary
The events of the novel unfold in 192 ....On the Leningrad long-abandoned dacha near the river Krestovka find a slaughtered man. On his body remained a trace of torture. The investigation is handled by Vasily V. Shelga, a criminal investigation officer. The house is searched, and in the basement is found equipment for conducting physical and chemical experiments. There is an assumption that the murdered one is Pyotr Petrovich Garin, an engineer.
From the very first lines it becomes clear that inThere are detective elements in the novel. And the classic, for similar works, the intrigue with the discovery of a dead body makes the whole story of Alexey Tolstoy ("The Hyperboloid of the Engineer Garin") the outset.
The summary tells thatthe real Garin is an immoral and incredibly vain person, but a very talented scientist who is developing a thermal miracle ray. He is pursued by foreign killers, but the engineer manages to leave, and instead of him one of his assistants, Garin's double, perishes.
Shelga accidentally meets the living Garin, buttakes him for a double. The engineer, realizing this, does not tell Basil the truth, but impersonates Pyankov-Pitkevich. Men agree on mutual assistance in the investigation of the murder. Shelga quickly guesses that she was deceived. But he does not have time to detain Garin - he is leaving for Paris.
The capital of France is the Americanbillionaire Rolling, who buys up chemical plants throughout Europe. He, along with his Russian mistress Zoya Monroz, has long been interested in Garin's invention. They sent murderers for an engineer in Leningrad.
Once in Paris, Garin looks for his employee Victor Lenoir. And persuades him to make out, becoming an engineer's double.
What is hyperboloid for?
Demonstrates himself as a master of action-packedworks of Tolstoy. "Hyperboloid engineer Garin" (a brief summary of this illustrates) is not just a fantastically work, and skillfully swirled detective novel.
In Leningrad, a boy from Vanya comes from Siberia. He has written on his back a message addressed to Garin by the learned Nikolai Mantsev. This man went to Kamchatka before the revolution to prove Garin's theory. There was a conjecture that there is an Olivine belt under the ground, which contains all existing metals in the molten form. Among these metals is gold, which was necessary for Garin to rule in the world. But to get the coveted jewelry, you need a hyperboloid.
But to create a hyperboloid, you need a huge mineand a large amount of money that can be obtained from Rolling. For this, Garin, posing as Pyankov-Pitkevich, goes to the billionaire. At the meeting, he offers cooperation on behalf of engineer Garin. But Rolling does not take the offer seriously and expels the visitor.
Fearing for his life, Garin sends a telegram to Shelge asking him to come to Paris. The investigator leaves, hoping to provoke the scientist's interest in the information sent by Mantsev.
To understand the action of the work and heateven very brief content can help. "Hyperboloid engineer Garin" - a novel that constantly presents surprises to the reader. So, Zoya Monroz goes to the side of Garin after another unsuccessful attempt on the scientist. Rolling again attacks Garin, who has to engage in an open fight. The result of the battle is the complete defeat of the billionaire who was a prisoner on the yacht "Arizona" from his failed victim.
Garin brings the same vessel to Shelga, with whom a temporary truce concludes. The operative secretly hopes to return the invention of the scientist to the Soviet Union.
Implementation of the plan
The events of the novel "Hyperboloid engineer Garin" continue to unfold. A summary of the chapters describes the beginning of the implementation of Garin's idea.
To make Rolling a monopolist, Garinexplosions with the help of hyperboloid all chemical plants in Germany. An expedition to Kamchatka, sent to a scientist, finds a parking lot for Mantsev. The researcher perishes, but all his documents are saved and transferred to Garin.
On the island seized by Zoya, a hyperboloid is being built for drilling. Gold mining, which Garin sells for a pittance, begins, triggering a financial crisis in the capitalist world.
In exchange for stabilizing the world economy, Garinasks the authorities of the most influential capitalists, and receives it. Zoe is proclaimed Queen of the Golden Skeletons. But the long-awaited world domination does not bring joy to Garina, boredom encompasses him.
Approaching the ending of the novel "Hyperboloidengineer Garin. " A brief account of the workers' uprising that broke out on the Golden Island, led by Shelga. Garin again changes places with another double, and he goes to the Golden Island to regain his hyperboloid.
He sails with Zoya on the yacht Arizona, butThey do not reach their cherished goal, but fall into a typhoon. Garin and Monroe are shipwrecked, and they are thrown out on an uninhabited island. Months pass by. All this time, lovers are forced to huddle in a hut of palm leaves and eat fish. In a dream, they receive wonderful memories of the life they have lost.