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A Nest of the Gentry

Ivan TurgenevMichael Pursglove(Translation)

Ivan TurgenevMichael Pursglove(Translation)

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Coming back to the nest of his family home in Russia after years of fruitless endeavours away from his roots, Lavretsky decides to turn his back on the vacuous salons of Paris and his frivolous and unfaithful wife Varvara Pavlovna. On his return he meets Liza, the daughter of one of his cousins, whom he had known when they were children and who rekindles in him long-smothe Coming back to the nest of his family home in Russia after years of fruitless endeavours away from his roots, Lavretsky decides to turn his back on the vacuous salons of Paris and his frivolous and unfaithful wife Varvara Pavlovna. On his return he meets Liza, the daughter of one of his cousins, whom he had known when they were children and who rekindles in him long-smothered feelings of love. News of Varvara's death arrive from France, offering Lavretsky the prospect of a new life, but a cruel twist threatens to shatter his dreams and forces him to re-evaluate his plans.Hailed as a masterpiece of Russian literature, A Nest of the Gentry Turgenev's most successful and widely read novel, here presented in a new translation by Michael Pursglove deals with the personal struggles of the individual in a period of turbulent social change." ...more

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Coming back to the nest of his family home in Russia after years of fruitless endeavours away from his roots, Lavretsky decides to turn his back on the vacuous salons of Paris and his frivolous and unfaithful wife Varvara Pavlovna. On his return he meets Liza, the daughter of one of his cousins, whom he had known when they were children and who rekindles in him long-smothe Coming back to the nest of his family home in Russia after years of fruitless endeavours away from his roots, Lavretsky decides to turn his back on the vacuous salons of Paris and his frivolous and unfaithful wife Varvara Pavlovna. On his return he meets Liza, the daughter of one of his cousins, whom he had known when they were children and who rekindles in him long-smothered feelings of love. News of Varvara's death arrive from France, offering Lavretsky the prospect of a new life, but a cruel twist threatens to shatter his dreams and forces him to re-evaluate his plans.Hailed as a masterpiece of Russian literature, A Nest of the Gentry Turgenev's most successful and widely read novel, here presented in a new translation by Michael Pursglove deals with the personal struggles of the individual in a period of turbulent social change." ...more

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Book Detail

Author

Ivan TurgenevMichael Pursglove(Translation)

ISBN13

9781847495907

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Pages 

237

Publisher 

Alma Classics

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0.25086002


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