Novels (volume 12)

Paperback | January 1, 2012

byIvan Sergeevich Turgenev

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Excerpt: ... A LEAR OF THE STEPPES We were a party of six, gathered together one winter evening at the house of an old college friend. The conversation turned on Shakespeare, on his types, and how profoundly and truly they were taken from the very heart of humanity. We admired particularly their truth to life, their actuality. Each of us spoke of the Hamlets, the Othellos, the Falstaffs, even the Richard the Thirds arid Macbeths--the two last only potentially, it is true, resembling their jDTOtotvjDes--whom he had happened to come across. 'And I, gentlemen,' cried our host, a man well past middle age, 'used to know a King Lear!' 'How was that?' we questioned him. 'Oh, would you like me to tell you about him?' 'Please do.' And our friend promptly began his narrative. I I 'ALL my childhood,' he began, 'and early youth, up to the age of fifteen, I spent in the country, on the estate of my mother, a wealthy landowner in X province. Almost the most vivid impression, that has- remained in my memory of that far-off time, is the figure of our nearest neighbour, Martin Petrovitch Harlov. Indeed it would be difficult for such an impression to be obliterated: I never in "my life afterwards met anything in the least like Harlov. Picture to yourselves a man of gigantic stature. On his huge carcase was set, a little askew, and without the least trace of a neck, a prodigious head. A perfect haystack of tangled yellowish-grey hair stood up all over it, growing almost down to the bushy eyebrows. On the broad expanse of his purple face, that looked as though it had been peeled, there protruded a sturdy knobby nose ; diminutive little blue eyes stared out haughtily, and a mouth gaped open that was diminutive too, but crooked, chapped, and of the same colour as the rest of the face. The voice that proceeded f...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Excerpt: ... A LEAR OF THE STEPPES We were a party of six, gathered together one winter evening at the house of an old college friend. The conversation turned on Shake...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217521797

ISBN - 13:9780217521796

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