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illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...father; and when at last he
had learned to value him aright, the effects of his father's
teaching were already produced. Certain habits had become rooted in
him. He did not know how to comport himself towards his fellow-men;
at the age of twenty-three, with an eager longing after love in his
bashful heart, he had not yet dared to look a woman in the face.
With his clear and logical, but rather sluggish intellect, with his
stubbornness, and his tendency towards inactivity and
contemplation, he ought to have been flung at an early age into the
whirl of life, instead of which he had been deliberately kept in
seclusion. And now the magic circle was broken, but he remained
standing on the same spot, cramped in mind and self-absorbed. At
his age it seemed a little ridiculous to put on the uniform of a
student, but he did not fear ridicule. His Spartan education had at
all events been so far useful, inasmuch as it had developed in him
a contempt for the world's gossiping. So he donned a student's
uniform without being disconcerted, enrolling himself in the
faculty of physical and mathematical science. His robust figure,
his ruddy face, his sprouting beard, his taciturn manner, produced
a singular impression on his comrades. They never suspected that
under the rough exterior of this man, who attended the lectures so
regularly, driving up in a capacious rustic sledge, drawn by a
couple of horses, somewhat almost childlike was concealed. The
students at the Russian universities used to wear a uniform, but
they no longer do so. They thought him an eccentric sort of pedant,
and they made no advances towards him, being able to do very well
without him. And he, for his part, avoided them. During the first
two years he passed at the university, he...
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Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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