A Russian Affair (Great Loves) by Anton Chekhov

By Anton Chekhov

Penguin's nice Loves Series

When Gurov sees the girl with the little puppy on a windswept prom, he is familiar with he should have her. yet she isn't like his different flings - he can't omit her ...Chekhov's tales are of misplaced love, love on the improper time and love which could by no means be.

United by means of the subject of affection, the writings within the nice Loves sequence span over thousand years and enormously varied worlds. Readers may be brought to love's forever interesting chances and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, homosexual love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, let alone misplaced love, twisted and obsessional love...

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Easy now, for Hansie. - Thanks very much, beer. - Have you perhaps got a cold drink ? - The wife m a ke s a soft, little girl's request, she wouldn't be allowed to drink in front of the father-in-law anyway, Sunday or n o S u nday. - Just a drop of water in it. That's enough. No, that lucerne of yours was not so bad you know, not so bad at all . But why don't you plant the top veld there - you kn ow, by your boys' kraal, right up to Del po rt's fence - before, you know, when (he - 51 looks to his son, who supplies the name) - when J acobs had this place , it was a l wa ys l ucerne t here.

There is also an 50 adolescent girl who l ooks like young Mrs De Beer, probably a sister. He has seen them all, or a similar combination of the family, looking out from under ceremonious hats, when their car passed on their way home from church on the farm road, this morning. That's how they knew he'd be at the farm. They are people who won't dispose themselves about a room until you tell them to. Come in, come in, sit down . . They stand grouped slightly behind old De Beer. Please come inside.

N ot so bad . The only thing, the bales d i dn 't weigh fifty pounds .. isn't that s o . . ) - N o, it's true, it was a bit less than you . . it d oesn 't matter . . - They bought lucerne from him - before Japan; Six weeks ago ? - before that, or later? - We l ost a b out ten per cent on it - Hansie is forced by a look to nod confirmation of this. - I t must have dried out. Because it wasn't the boys who weighed , I know I did it myself. It was the week before that business with the police.

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