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The Novels of Ivan Turgenev Volume 14 (Paperback) Loot Price: R374
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The Novels of Ivan Turgenev Volume 14 (Paperback): Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

The Novels of Ivan Turgenev Volume 14 (Paperback)

Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original 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 the kind...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-12831-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-12831-8
Barcode: 9781154128314

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