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Virgin Soil

Virgin Soil

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Series: New York Review Books Classics

Classic FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction

Publisher Price: $19.95

ISBN10: 0940322455
ISBN13: 9780940322455
Publisher: New York Review Of Books
Published: Aug 31 2000
Pages: 368
Weight: 0.81
Height: 1.00 Width: 4.95 Depth: 7.67
Language: English
Turgenev was the most liberal-spirited and unqualifiedly humane of all the great nineteenth-century Russian novelists, and in Virgin Soil, his biggest and most ambitious work, he sought to balance his deep affection for his country and his people with his growing apprehensions about what their future held in store. At the heart of the book is the story of a young man and a young woman, torn between love and politics, who struggle to make headway against the complacency of the powerful, the inarticulate misery of the powerless, and the stifling conventions of provincial life. This rich and complex book, at once a love story, a devastating, and bitterly funny social satire, and, perhaps most movingly of all, a heartfelt celebration of the immense beauty of the Russian countryside, is a tragic masterpiece in which one of the world's finest novelists confronts the enduring question of the place of happiness in a political world.

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