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The Resource City folk and country folk, Sofia Khvoshchinskaya ; translated by Nora Seligman Favorov

City folk and country folk, Sofia Khvoshchinskaya ; translated by Nora Seligman Favorov

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City folk and country folk
Title
City folk and country folk
Statement of responsibility
Sofia Khvoshchinskaya ; translated by Nora Seligman Favorov
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"An unsung gem of nineteenth-century Russian literature, City Folk and Country Folk is a seemingly gentle yet devastating satire of Russian elites in the 1860s. Translated here into English for the first time, the novel weaves a rollicking tale of social change, villainous machinations, and female empowerment in the wake of the official emancipation of the Russian Empire's serfs. Upending the literary clich's of female passivity and rural-gentry benightedness, Sofia Khvoshchinskaya centers her story on a tough and savvy heiress who refuses to succumb to the pressure to marry. City Folk and Country Folk unfolds at the country estate of Nastasya Ivanovna, where she lives with her seventeen-year-old unmarried daughter, Olenka. As three Muscovite city folk descend on the pair and attempt to take advantage of them, Olenka staves off their efforts to push her into marriage, displaying a courage that is thoroughly uncharacteristic of the heroines of Turgenev's fiction and other Russian works by men. Sofia Khvoshchinskaya and her writer sisters closely mirror Britain's Bronte's, yet Khvoshchinskaya's work contains more of Jane Austen's wit and social repartee, as well as an intellectual engagement reminiscent of Elizabeth Gaskell's condition-of-England novels. This brilliant and entertaining exploration of gender dynamics on a post-emancipation Russian estate offers a fresh and necessary point of comparison with the better-known classics of nineteenth-century world literature." --Publisher description
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ICU/DLC
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1828-1865
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Khvoshchinskai͡a, Sofʹi͡a Dmitrievna
Dewey number
891.73/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3447.V47
LC item number
G6713 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Favorov, Nora Seligman
Series statement
Russian library
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  • Country life
  • Gentry
  • Country life
  • Gentry
  • Russia
Label
City folk and country folk, Sofia Khvoshchinskaya ; translated by Nora Seligman Favorov
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Russian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780231183031
Lccn
2016057704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn962005605
  • (OCoLC)962005605
Label
City folk and country folk, Sofia Khvoshchinskaya ; translated by Nora Seligman Favorov
Publication
Note
Translated from the Russian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780231183031
Lccn
2016057704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn962005605
  • (OCoLC)962005605

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