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Written by Ivan TurgenevAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ivan Turgenev
Narrated by Constance GarnettAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Constance Garnett

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On Sale: November 06, 2012
Pages: | ISBN: 978-1-61219-240-6
Published by : Melville House Melville House
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"The great thing is to lead a normal life, and not be the slave of your passions. What do you get if not?"

One of Russian literature's most renowned love stories—a vivid and sensitive account of adolescent love, wherein the sixteen year old protagonist falls in love with a beautiful but older woman living next door, thereby plunging into a whirlwind of changing emotions that are heightened by her capriciousness, and leading to a truly heart-rending revelation.

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