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Ivan Turgenev

First Love

Vladimir Petrovich Voldemar, a 16-year-old, is staying in the country with his family and meets Zinaida Alexandrovna Zasyekina, a beautiful 21-year-old woman, staying with her mother, Princess Zasyekina, in a wing of the manor. This family, as with many of the Russian minor nobility with royal ties of that time, were only afforded a degree of respectability because of their titles; the Zasyekins, in the case of this story, are a very poor family. The young Vladimir falls irretrievably in love with Zinaida, who has a set of several other (socially more eligible) suitors whom he joins in their difficult and often fruitless search for the young lady's favour.
84 printed pages
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  • Andreea Guruleahas quotedlast month
    I started, I was struck dumb… .
  • Eolhk Khas quoted5 months ago
    I could have bowed down in adoration to those shoes… .
  • Eolhk Khas quoted5 months ago
    I would gladly, I felt, have kissed every fold of that dress and apron.

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