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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... PYETUSHKOV I In the year
182-... there was living in the town of O the lieutenant Ivan
Afanasiitch Pyetushkov. He was born of poor parents, was left an
orphan at five years old, and came into the charge of a guardian.
Thanks to this guardian, he found himself with no property
whatever; he had a hard struggle to make both ends meet. He was of
medium height, and stooped a little; he had a thin face, covered
with freckles, but rather pleasing; light brown hair, grey eyes,
and a timid expression; his low forehead was furrowed with fine
wrinkles. Pyetushkov's whole life had been uneventful in the
extreme; at close upon forty he was still youthful and
inexperienced as a child. He was shy with acquaintances, and
exceedingly mild in his manner with persons over whose lot he could
have exerted control.... People condemned by fate to a monotonous
and cheerless existence often acquire all sorts of little habits
and preferences. Pyetushkov liked to have a new white roll with his
tea every morning. He could not do without this dainty. But behold
one morning his servant, Onisim, handed him, on a blue-sprigged
plate, instead of a roll, three dark red rusks. Pyetushkov at once
asked his servant, with some indignation, what he meant by it. 'The
rolls have all been sold out, ' answered Onisim, a native of
Petersburg, who had been flung by some queer freak of destiny into
the very wilds of south Russia. 'Impossible ' exclaimed Ivan
Afanasiitch. 'Sold out, ' repeated Onisim; 'there's a breakfast at
the Marshal's, so they 've all gone there, you know.' Onisim waved
his hand in the air, and thrust his right foot forward. Ivan
Afanasiitch walked up and down the room, dressed, and set off
himself to the baker's shop. This establishment, the only one of
|Country of origin:
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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