The work deals with the figure of Ivan Stoianovich (Angeleto) and his role in Bulgaria's history. He was a revolutionary, a public and political figure, director of posts and telecommunications, a nihilist by occupation, and a courtier deep in his heart. He lived in the turbulent early decades of the twentieth century with their heated political disputes, two world wars, and all sorts of ups and downs. He died on 14 February 1947, telling his dearest and nearest two days earlier: ‘You'll spend your life sousing in a cocktail of venom, envy and mainly, ignorance. Ant that is why, bidding my farewell to life, I pity you.'