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Home of the Gentry (1859) [Novel]
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On one level the story is about the homecoming of Lavretsky, who, broken and disillusioned by a failed marriage, returns to his estate and finds love again only to lose it. The sense of loss and unfulfilled promise, beautifully captured by Turgenev, reflects his underlying theme that humanity is not destined to experience happiness except as something ephemeral and inevitably doomed. On another level Turgenev is presenting the homecoming of a whole generation of young Russians who have fallen under the spell of European ideas that have uprooted them from Russian, their 'home', but have proved ultimately superfluous. In tragic bewilderment, they attempt to find a reconciliation with their land.

Original title: Дворянское Гнездо (Dvoryanskoye Gnezdo)
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Home of the Gentry

Home of the Gentry (1859)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Richard Freeborn
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Manifested in:

Home of the Gentry (June 30, 1970)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140442243
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.6 x 0.5
Pages: 208

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