Rostopchina is one of the representatives of Russian women-writers in the 19th century, whose works have been of great literary value.
The analysis of Rostopchina's heritage shows that during her literary activity which had been lasting for more than twenty five years the writer could keep adherence to literary-aesthetic principles which had been formed in the beginning of her creative work.
Rostopchina's poetry is the most important part in her literary heritage. Though her prose and dramas are less technically brilliant than the poetry in literary and historical importance, her novels, stories, plays are also remarkable for literary process of 1840-1850. The research of their idea content, thematic and genre variety, imagebearing system, spatial and temporal organization allows us to show up a unique originality of Rostopchina's artistic world where complex cultural and aesthetic searches reflected in Russian Literature of the first half of the 19th century.
Key words: romanticism, poetry, prose, drama.