June 20, 2008 archive

Home of the Gentry – Book Review

‘So here you are, you’ve returned to Russia – what precisely do you intend to do?’ ‘To plow the land,’ answered Lavretsky, ‘and to strive to plough it as well as possible.’ -From Home of the Gentry, page 136- Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) was born into a landed and wealthy Russian family. He was a shy …

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