Publish date: January 1995
Pages no: 155
Edition language: Italian
Rudin is the story of Dmitri Nikolaevich Rudin, the titular character, who travels to the Russian countryside to stay with the widowed female landowner Darya Mikhailovna Lasunskaya. He interacts with her small social circle: her daughter Natalya Aleskeevna Lasunskaya, her secretary Konstantin Diomid...
One of the few intense books i have enjoyed.
Translated by Constance Garnett.Opening - It was a quiet summer morningAn early Turgenev so it falls short of Fathers and Sons but not too far short as there are both biting observations and witty ripostes.
I read this in an edition with another novella, A King Lear of the Steppes. Of the two, I preferred the latter. Although I've been finding a certain fondness for Russian literature over the last couple of years, Rudin impressed me not at all. It was a comedy of manners without the manners, in which ...