Jovan Sterija Popović (pronounced [jɔ̌v̞an stɛ̂ːrija pɔ̌pɔv̞it͡ɕ]; Serbian Cyrillic: Јован Стерија Поповић; 13 January 1806 – 10 March 1856) was a Serbian playwright, poet and pedagogue who taught at the Belgrade Higher School. Sterija was recognized by his contemporaries as the one of the leading Serbian intellectuals. He was one of the most famous dramatists to emerge from the Balkans in the 19th century.
The novel represents the showdown with the romanticism and adventure literature. The most significant parody and satiric novel.
The book is one of the major comedies in Serbian language by one of the greatest play writers in Serbian literature.