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The object of the article is N. Karamzin‘s letters addressed to I. Dmitriev, a rich source of information about the person and the work of the Russian writer and historian. The problems attracted the researcher‘s attention are the stylistic features of Karamzin‘s epistolary, the nature of his biography reflection, the changes in his picture of the world, the specific of historical events exploring. The results of analysis demonstrate that ―the late Karamzin‖ are not focused on literary form, but on the reality.

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Letter, Karamzin, Dmitriev, Style, Genre