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A Russian Gentleman.

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At the centre of this chronicle of Russian provincial life in the reign of Catherine the Great stands the patriarchal figure of the author's grandfather, Stepan Mihailovich. A man of great natural dignity, imbued with respect for tradition and love of the land, he is also despotic and virtually illiterate. Into the family comes his son's new wife, a spirited, intelligent girl from the town. Her eyes see a different world, tainted by grossness, cruelty, and squalor: she suffers from the hostility of jealous sisters-in-law and the shortcomings of a husband whom she loves but cannot respect. Her relationship with Stepan Mihailovich is the heart of Aksakov's story, in which with great narrative skill and psychological insight he celebrates the old feudal way of life without concealing its darker, repressive side.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781105608414
Edition
1
Published
March 14, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
412.4 KB

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