Publish date: September 1st 2004
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Pages no: 100
Edition language: English
, 19th Century
, Russian Literature
, Short Stories
IntroductionFurther ReadingTranslator's Note--First Love
A tale that unfolds the torturous circumstance of being in love with a popular and unattainable girl. The highlight of this little book for me was a certain passage near the ending that reflected on age:"…perhaps the whole secret of your enchantment lies not, indeed, in your power to do whatever you...
This was unexpectedly boring. The narrative distance didn't work for me resulting in a protagonist that I couldn't sympathize with. I felt like throttling Turgenev at one point and shouting 'show, don't tell!' but I suppose it's rude to disturb the dead...