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A Reckless Character

Auhtor: Ivan Turgenev

Language: english

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short story collection
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Review by Bob Tobias, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Reckless Character':

Ivan Turgenev Born October 28 1818(1818-10-28)Oryol Russian Empire Died September 3 1883 (aged 64)Bougival Seine-et-Oise Occupation Novelist and Playwright Genres Realism Notable work(s) A Sportsmans Sketches ? Fathers and Sons ? A Month in the Country Influences Shakespeare Goethe Pushkin Belinsky Lermontov Byron Schiller Hegel Schlegel Schopenhauer Bakunin Influenced Theodor Storm Gustave Flaubert Herman Bang Henry James Joseph Conrad Anton Chekhov Irne Nmirovsky Ernest Hemingway Truman Capote Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (November 9 1818 - September 3 1883) was a Russian novelist short story writer and playwright. His first major publication a short story collection entitled A Sportsmans Sketches is a milestone of Russian Realism and his novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Reckless Character':


... government of the steppes. I still preserve a distinct recollection of Msha's father, Andri Nikolevitch Plteff. He was a genuine, old-fashioned landed ...
... toss me down a flask.. And so Msha had to sit for five hours at the bottom of the ravine and when they dragged him out, it appeared that he had a ...
... the ladies, and kissed their hands over and over again, went down on his knees, appealed to God, and begged forgiveness. I found Ktya in tears later ...
... and groans were borne through the air, as though something on high had broken loose and were flying with mad weeping over the shaking houses. Just before ...
... him the house.-But no, I thought . although he is unhappy he would not dare to do such a thing and besides, she is not that sort of woman.. At ...
... that Ykoff had not been in the habit of seeing that one in the open air, but had felt him behind him, close to his back, or his shadow had seemed to ...
... am thy captive.'-and every one stared at us and marvelled.. And so she had worn that style of toilet ever since. Only, I wore no cap then, but ...
... were strange also. I looked at my belly-and the belly belonged to some one else.-Which signifies that I am devouring some other person's life.[45] ...
... and felt rain-drops on her clothing, on her hair, and grains of sand on the soles of her bare feet. Then he sprang up and rushed into the garden through ...
... that inhuman sound. But at this point Fabio could endure it no longer: he fancied that he was witnessing some devilish incantations. He also uttered ...
... the latter did not appear to perceive Kupfer's bowed figure, and his hand outstretched with the bouquet, and she turned and withdrew, again without waiting ...
... got Pshkin and read Tatyna's letter and again felt convinced that that gipsy had not in the least grasped the meaning of the letter. But there was ...
... surprise and alarm-but he was admitted. The widow Milovdoff's house proved to be in fact just as Kupfer had described it and the widow herself really ...
... handwriting,-the handwriting of that anonymous letter,-opened it at random, and began at the following lines:. Moscow-Tuesday . June. I sang ...
... life. Thus passed that day until nightfall. Artoff went early to bed, without feeling particularly sleepy but he hoped to find rest in bed. The ...
... subsist upon it-and do not even know the name of their benefactor. So be it. What matters his name to them. He, although he be nameless, has saved ...
... out of his eye with his mitten, shook it off, flung it to one side, shrugged his shoulders-and did not utter another word. As I alighted from the sledge ...
... glanced at its crumpled petals, glanced at me-and her eyes, coming to a sudden halt, glittered with tears. What are you weeping about. I asked. Why, ...
... or of Ryazn, my fellow-countryman, the kernel of Russia. Is it long since thou didst become the Sphinx. Or dost thou also wish to say something. ...
... such a prayer is a genuine prayer from a person to a person. To pray to the Universal Spirit, to the Supreme Being of Kant, of Hegel-to a purified, ...