The city of Kalinov on the Volga. In the house of Kabanov's merchants, a wedding feast was thundering. For Katerina, the young wife of the merchant's son Tikhon, the painful, monotonous days of marriage are set in. The Katerina's environment ? severe and powerful mother-in-law Kabaniha, weak-willed husband, cunning Varvara, thievish Kudryash. Circumstances reduce the heroine with Boris, the nephew of the merchant Dikiy. He seems to her as a man of a different, better world. But she is afraid of the arising feeling. When Tikhon leaves for Moscow and does not take Katerina with him, she approaches with Boris. Pretty illustrations by Nataliia Borisova provide you with new impressions from reading this legendary story.