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A House of Gentlefolk

Ivan Turgenev

Book Overview: 

The novel is considered a sequel to "Rudin". It is the story of the protagonist Fyodor Ivanych Lavretsky, a son of a nobleman and a serf, brought up at his family's country estate home by a severe maiden aunt, often thought to be based on Turgenev's own mother, who was known for her cruelty.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I will not abandon you, little bird."

Directly Malanya Sergyevna entered Anna Pavlovna's bedroom, she fell on her knees near the door. Anna Pavlovna beckoned her to come to her bedside, embraced her, and blessed her son; then turning a face contorted by cruel suffering to her husband she made an effort to speak.

"I know, I know, what you want to ask," said Piotr Andreitch; "don't fret yourself, she shall stay with us, and I will forgive Vanka for her sake."

With an effort Anna Pavlovna took her husband's hand and pressed it to her lips. The same evening she breathed her last.

Piotr Andreitch kept his word. He informed his son that for the sake of his mother's dying hours, and for the sake of the little Fedor, he sent him his blessing and was keeping Malanya Sergyevna in his house. Two rooms on the ground floor were devoted to her; he presented her to his most honoured guests, the one-eyed brigadier Skurchin, and his wife, and . . . Read More

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Tragische und ausweglose Liebesgeschichten?
Ist gut Turgenjew, du hast mich schon überzeugt! ❤

Another wonderful book of Ivan Turgenev that combines the reflection on the present and the future of Russia of that time and its relationship with the West with a very beautiful love story. The first he manages to do it in a simple way, through the main story and the parallel with it, without lo...more

Just another sad love story...maybe. But not as written by the Russian master, author Ivan Turgenev ...a glimpse into the human mind, a dense jungle with meandering rivers flowing in different directions to who knows where, it ends someday. The plot, a wealthy , young, very inexperienced man Fyod...more

Nido de nobles es una novela escrita por Iván Turgueniev en 1859. El concepto argumental gira en torno al típico triángulo amoroso que se estilaba en demasía en esa época, mediados del siglo XIX, tanto en Rusia como en Europa.
Turgueniev, es un renombrado escritor para mí un poco a la sombra de l...more

داستان غمانگیزیه. نقطه قوت کتاب غیر از تصویر قوی زوال جامعه ثروتمند اواخر قرن نوزده روسیه، شخصیت پردازی فوقالعاده و توصیف شخصیتهای داستانیه.

آشیانه اشراف فضای روسی دلنشینی رابه تصویرمی کشد.شخصیت پردازی موشکافانه تورگنیف ،ریشه های فرهنگی،تربیتی شکل گیری شخصیتهای رمان رابررسی می کند.
من ازشیوه توصیفی نویسنده بسیارلذت بردم :
زیرسقف کوتاه اتاق پرمی شودازبوی شمعدانی،شمع کوچکی بانورکم فروغی می سوزد،جیرجیرک گویی گرفتارملال شده باشد،صدای یکنواخ...more

Las pocas novelas de Turgueniev que leí reúnen estructuras y recurrencias dramáticas muy similares. Siempre la naturaleza, siempre la presencia digna de los mujiks y siervos, la influencia de la cultura francesa y alemana, etc. Y sin embargo, no me canso de leerlo.

He vuelto sobre este párrafo be...more

"Un cuib de nobili" este un roman care emană melancolie. O boală contagioasă. Paginile sale descriu prima iubire a unui tânăr nobil rus, o iubire care -pentru el- începe cu capul în nori și, psihic, se termină cu capul de toți pereții.

Câteva pasaje care ar surprinde cel mai bine melancolia:

1. Î...more

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