Ex Libris Kirkland

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Translator Eva Martin
First Written 1869
Genre Fiction
Origin Russia
Publisher Gutenberg
My Copy digital
First Read November 02, 2022

The Idiot

I know I've read this before - I have the Pevear & Volokhonsky translation on my shelf - but right now I'm re-reading it via an app that delivers small chunks of classic literature called Serial Reader. (Sounds familiar!) It's both fun and frustrating to have it divided into 100 installments and to have to wait for the next one to arrive. Now I know what all these Dracula Daily readers experience!

Noted on November 2, 2022

Nastasia occupied a medium-sized, but distinctly tasteful, flat, beautifully furnished and arranged. At one period of these five years of Petersburg life, Totski had certainly not spared his expenditure upon her. He had calculated upon her eventual love, and tried to tempt her with a lavish outlay upon comforts and luxuries, knowing too well how easily the heart accustoms itself to comforts, and how difficult it is to tear one's self away from luxuries which have become habitual and, little by little, indispensable.

Quoted on December 6, 2022

As to age, General Epanchin was in the very prime of life; that is, about fifty-five years of age, - the flowering time of existence, when real enjoyment of life begins.

Quoted on November 2, 2022

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