Three Russian Tales of the Eighteenth Century
The Comely Cook , Vanka Kain, and "Poor Liza"
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Northern Illinois University Press
Title Page, Copyright
Notes on the Text
I would like to thank Marcia Morris and Marcus Levitt for their insightful reading of the entire manuscript. Their numerous comments have significantly improved the final version of this collection. I am also indebted to several colleagues and friends at Notre Dame, namely, Alyssa Gillespie and Alexander...
The author s in th s collec t ion have much that distinguishes them from one another, from their social status to their level of literary sophistication and intellectual depth. The most gifted of the three, Nikolai Karamzin, was a nobleman born into the type of privilege that allowed him to befriend and work with the social and cultural elite of late...
The Comely Cook
Everything in the world is perishable; consequently, this book, which I am dedicating to you, is perishable as well. Everything on earth is inconstant, and so this book is here now, will remain for a time, and then will eventually decay, disappear, and vanish from memory. A person is born into this world to behold glory, honor, and wealth; to experience joy and...
In offering you Kain’s history, i consider it my duty to make public it is well known to many, i would say, that the reading of books, which enlightens the mind, has become a common occurrence in our country, and that time which was darkened by the shadow of ignorance, in which those who read the writings of Aristotle and various ...
Perhaps no one living in Moscow knows the environs of the capital as well as I do, for no one is more often in the countryside than I, no one roams about on foot more than I, without a plan, without a goal—wherever my feet take me—over meadows and fields, through groves and thickets. Each summer I find pleasant new settings or discover new charms in familiar ones. But for me most agreeable of...
Appendix A—Map of the Imperial Capital City of Moscow
Appendix B—Monetary Values in Eighteenth-Century Russia
Page Count: 220
Publication Year: 2012
OCLC Number: 868220367
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