David Kldiashvili was a Georgian writer of the late 19th century and the early 20th century. His works enshrined the delicate satire and the depressing degeneration of a society in flux. Samanishvili's Step-Mother, published in 1897, is soaked in despair and unbearable laughter. His prose was joyous even in tragedy. He depicted the corrupt elites and the constant struggles of the peasant class. It was this reality that led to the Bolshevik Revolution and it was these depictions that garnered him acclaim later from the Soviet Union.