Home of the Gentry is a uintessential XIX century romance classics style s well written sad and very sentimental The heroine is typical for Turgenev an idealized young woman Ye Castle Stinketh: Could You Survive Living in a Castle? pure unspoiled honest compassionate The book was okay overall but I couldn t help feeling it was written to be dramatic The characters fell into the good or evil box a little too neatly Towards the end the drama started to feel kind of manipulative and too much So reading it wasn t a chore but at the end of the day I didn t love it Excellent A short novel of finely observed characters who are caught in a time of such great change that the different generations might be measured in a decade rather than the usual uarter century The setting and ways of life are also nicely observed so that the reader gets a real feel for Russian life at the time and how it contrasts with European lifeThe two main characters Liza and Lavretsky are terrific androvide interesting arguments on behalf of Russia even if not everything goes their way The two main antagonists Panshin and Lavretsky s wife are also exuisitely drawn The latter two are Russians who ve been ruined by Europe but the German musician Lemm rovides a terrific counterweight to thatTurgenev s underlying worldview seems essimistic
which usually alienates me from the writer and hisher works but in this case there is usually alienates me from the writer and hisher works but in this case there is rather than doom and there is beauty in the sadness as well as ultimately hope I ll certainly be reading Imported from tabletA House of Gentlefolk aka Home of the GentryTranslator Constance GarnettLIST OF CHARACTERS Marya Dmitrievna Kalitin a wido. Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev 1818 1883 was a great Russian novelist and laywright His novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of major works of 19th century fiction After the standard schooling for a child of a gentleman's family He studied for one year at the University of Moscow and then moved to the University of St Petersburg focusing on the cla.
free download Дворянское гнездоW Marfa Timofyevna Pestov her aunt Sergei Petrovitch Gedeonovsky a state councillor Fedor Ivanitch Lavretsky kinsman of Marya Elisaveta Mihalovna Lisa daughters of Marya Lenotchka Shurotchka an orphan girl ward of Marfa Nastasya Karpovna Ogarkoff dependent of Marfa Vladimir Nikolaitch Panshin of the Ministry of the Interior Christopher Fedoritch Lemm a German musician Piotr Andreitch Lavretsky grandfather of Fedor Anna Pavlovna grandmother
of Fedor Ivan Petrovitch father of Fedor Glafira Petrovna aunt of Fedor Malanya Sergyevna mother of Fedor Mihalevitch aFedor Ivan Petrovitch father of Fedor Glafira Petrovna aunt of Fedor Malanya Sergyevna mother of Fedor Mihalevitch a friend of Fedor Pavel Petrovitch Korobyin father of Varvara Kalliopa Karlovna mother of Varvara Varvara Pavlovna wife of Fedor Anton old servants of Fedor Apraxya Agafya Vlasyevna nurse of LisaOpening A bright spring day was fading into evening High overhead in the clear heavens small rosy clouds seemed hardly to move across the sky but to be sinking into its depths of blueIn a handsome house in one of the outlying streets of the government town of O it was in the year 1842 two women were sitting at an open window one was about fifty the other an old lady of seventy Auntie Marfya Timofyevna is knitting a large woolen scarf It is intended for a man who does not talk scandal "nor lay the hypocrite nor tell lies if ever there is such a man in the worldKammer yunker " play the hypocrite nor tell lies if ever there is such a man in the worldKammer yunker Valet de chambre or varlet de chambre was a court appointment introduced in the late Middle Ages common from the 14th centuryAs you can imagine with the above list of characters this short story is overpeopled and thereby individuals loose clarity Laveretsky s sever. Ssics Russian literature and hilology Turgenev was impressed with German Central European society and believed that Russia could best improve itself by imitating the West Like many of his educated contemporaries he was articularly opposed to serfdom He first made his name with A Sportsman's Sketches also known as Sketches From a Hunter's Album; or. E maiden aunt is often thought to be based on Turgenev s own mother who was known for her crueltyTurgenev is wonderful to read his stories are full of interesting facts about fashion music food and etiutte In this one I learnt how a fox tail was Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain placed on the head and hair drawn up to cover it held inlace by long ins then thoroughly greased with the flour then sifted over Glad the fashion nowadays is not for owdered hair3 goodnessfinished 12052012 Another wonderful book of Ivan Turgenev that combines the reflection on the None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) 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 thearallel with it without long discourses that extend into many ages So the writer brings us his thoughts in a way that is accessible and comprehensible The second which is the most is accessible and comprehensible The second which is the most he begins to do it by introducing us the adorable Lisa who with her innocent heart who does not have a trace of malice in her wins the hearts of all and above all of the readers Of course the world we live in makes the happiness of such sensitive creatures very difficult and our heroine is not excluded from this something that gives a melancholy tone in our story may also reflect a essimistic erception of the author about the course of things although in end I think there is lenty of room for optimism With all that I describe to you it was impossible for me to resist and not feel deeply touched by a book that will surely accompany me for a long time Introduction Home of the Gentry Notes. Notes of a Hunter He wrote several short novels like The Diary of a Superfluous Man Faust and The Lull In them Turgenev expressed the anxieties and hopes of Russians of his generation Amongst his other works are Liza A Nest of Nobles The Jew and Other Stories On the Eve A Reckless Character and Other Stories The Torrents of Spring and The Rendezvou.