The Two Friends, And Other Stories (volume 16) by Ivan Sergeevich TurgenevThe Two Friends, And Other Stories (volume 16) by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

The Two Friends, And Other Stories (volume 16)

byIvan Sergeevich Turgenev

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... A QUIET BACKWATER CHAPTER I In a rather large, recently whitewashed room in the manor-lodge of the village of Sasovo in the district of X., in the province of T., a young man in an overcoat was sitting on a narrow wooden chair at a little old warped table, looking through his accounts. Two candles in silver travelling candlesticks were burning before him; on a bench in one corner stood an open provision basket, in another a servant was putting up an iron bedstead. A samovar was grumbling and hissing behind the partition wall; a dog was turning round and round on some hay that had just been brought in. A peasant with a big beard and an intelligent face, in a new full coat tied round the waist with a red scarf, apparently the village elder, was standing in the doorway, intently watching the young man at the table. A very old, diminutive piano stood against one wall beside a chest of drawers as ancient, with holes instead of locks; a dark looking-glass was visible between the windows; on the partition wall hung an old portrait with the paint peeling off the canvas, representing a lady in a farthingale, with powdered hair and a black ribbon round her slender neck. To judge from the perceptible crookedness of the ceiling and the slope of the floor which was full of crevices, the little lodge to which we have introduced the reader had existed for long ages; no one was permanently living in it; it served for the landowner on his visits. The young man sitting at the table was the owner of the village of Sasovo. He had arrived only the evening before from a larger estate about eighty miles away and was intending to go away the next day, after inspecting the establishment, hearing requests from the peasants and verifying all the business records. "That's enough," h...
Title:The Two Friends, And Other Stories (volume 16)Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217614884

ISBN - 13:9780217614887