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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

Community Reviews

Turgenev is your best choice if you want to tussle with Russian classics without embarking on forests of nervy insanity (Dostoevsky) or bricky pomposity (Tolstoy), for Ivan serves up stylishly concise narratives of unhappy families in a permanent tizzy at the only things the 1800s were concerned wit

آشیانه اشراف ، مورد پسند ترین کتاب ایوان تورگنیف نویسنده مشهور روس ، یک داستان کلاسیک روسی ایست ، حکایت اشرافی ایست که در برج عاج خود ، در این کتاب در آشیانه اشرافی خود نشسته اند ، اوقات خود را با صحبت های کلی ،مهمانی هایی با شکوه ، نواختن موسیقی و اظهار فضل در مورد تقریبا همه چیز می گذرانند ، انس

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 Fyodor

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 los

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