(1840 – 1895)
He was a student of the Faculty of History and Philology at St. Petersburg University, but he did not finish the course. Literary activity began with poems (a separate edition, St. Petersburg., 1862). Widespread fame he delivered in a sensational manner a great novel “Petersburg Slums”, published in the “Notes of the Fatherland” from 1864 to 1867 (separately 5 editions). The following works by Krestovsky are devoted to the one-sided denunciation of the movement of the sixties, which the author associated with the Polish insurrection. This includes his novels “Panurstvo herd” and “Two Forces” (in the “Russian Messenger”), published in 1875 under the general title “Bloody Poof”. In the “Russian Messenger” is printed and his novel: “The Darkness of Egypt” (against the Jews, a separate edition of 1889). In the late sixties Krestovsky entered the military service, in the Yamburg regiment of Ulan. The compilation of the history of this regiment (1876) brought him a transfer to the Guards. The military life is dedicated to his “Out of the field essays” (1874) and “Essays on the Chevalier of Life” (1892). During the war of 1877 – 1878, Krestovsky wrote correspondence from the theater of military action in the “Government Bulletin” (separately “Twenty Months in the Active Army”, 1879). In 1880, he made a round-the-world voyage in the squadron of Admiral Lesovsky, described by him in the “Russian Messenger”. In 1882, Mr.. appointed an official of special assignments under MG Chernyaev, then a Turkestan governor-general. In the rank of colonel went to serve in the corps of the border guards. In 1892 he was appointed editor-in-chief of the Warsaw Diary. In addition to those named, the “Krestovsky Works” (1863) was published separately; “Petersburg types” (1865 and 1868); “Out of the Law” (novel, 1873 and 1876); “Grandfathers” (historical novel 1875, 1885, 1891); “Novels, Essays and Stories” (3rd edition, 1872); “On the grass” (1876); “Visiting the Emir of Bukhara” (1887).