A Russian Gentleman

EPUB EBook by Сергей Аксаков

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At the center of this chronicle of Russian provincial life in the reign of Catherine the Great stands the patriarchal figure of the author's grandfather, Stepan Mikhailovich. A Russian Gentleman EPUB EBook A man of great natural dignity, imbued with respect for tradition and love of the land, he is also despotic and virtually illiterate. Into the family comes his son's new wife, a spirited, intelligent girl from the town. Her eyes see a different world—one tainted by grossness, cruelty, and squalor—and she suffers from the hostility of jealous sisters- EPUBin-law and the shortcomings of a husband whom she loves but cannot respect. Her relationship with Stepan Mikhailovich is the heart of a story in which Aksakov celebrates the old feudal way of life without concealing its darker, repressive side. Like this book? Read online this: Love and Respect, Gentleman Jim.

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