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A May Evening

Auhtor: Nikolai Gogol

Language: english
Published: 1887

Genres:

fiction,  short stories
Downloads: 228
eBook size: 58Kb

Review by A. Dent, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A May Evening':

... melodies which, though glad, are never without a strain of sadness. The pensive eventide was dreamily embracing the blue heaven, and transforming every visible ...
... the night is near, Come, oh, come to me, sweetheart, dear! No use, murmured the Cossack when he had finished his song, at the same time drawing near ...
... and there is nobody near. And if anybody does come, I will hide you in my arms, and none shall see you. And if the wind blows cold, I will press you ...
... little stars, and even the pink flush on her cheeks is not unobserved by the young Cossack. How impatient you are! she whispers. You were actually getting ...
... so often. I don't think the people hereabouts are good people. The lasses look jealous and as for the young men - My mother, too, she has begun to ...
... to my father? Wha-at! he asks, as if suddenly waking from a dream. Speak to your father! Yes, I said that I wanted to marry - to have you for my ...
... At any other time I should not have listened. Now, in spite of myself, I could not help doing whatever you ask me. Look! look! she went on, resting ...
... all evil spirits take to flight and fall headlong into hell. That is why, on the Lord's Day, there are no evil spirits on earth. How gently stirs the ...
... as though it were a dream, went on Hanna, keeping her eyes on Leoko, that long, long ago, when I was very, very little and lived with mother, I used ...
... by her own peculiar devil of curiosity. Well, listen. Long, long ago there lived in that house an old man, who had an only daughter. She was handsome ...
... of his, with a blooming red-and-white complexion and big black eyes but she cast such an evil glance at her step-daughter that the girl shrieked ...
... her. Tearing the creature away, with a cry she flung it on the ground but the next moment it was again crawling toward her, its savage eyes burning with ...
... or bread of money for a journey. The poor girl could bear it no longer, and, covering her face with her hands, she wept bitter tears. 'You have ruined ...
... Hahn, is what the old folks say but they say so many things! The present owner wants to sell the house, and they talk about turning it into a brewery. ...
... a shower of sparks, and the pine wood on the hill began to stand out from the background of dark green. When the merrymakers had passed, and their voices ...
... Gogol Dead Souls Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial ...
... Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp. As Gogol's wily antihero, Chichikov, combs the back country wheeling and dealing for dead souls-deceased serfs ...
... Aleksandrovich Goncharov Oblomov Oblomov is the best known novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov, first published in 1859. Oblomov is also the central character ...
... Oblomov was compared to Shakespeare's Hamlet as answering 'No!' to the question To be or not to be? Oblomov is a young, generous nobleman who ...
... writer of Ukrainian origin. Although his early works were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian heritage and upbringing, he wrote in Russian and his ...