Home Life in Russia (Volume 1) Nikolai Gogol

ISBN: 9780217227575

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126 pages


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Home Life in Russia (Volume 1)  by  Nikolai Gogol

Home Life in Russia (Volume 1) by Nikolai Gogol
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 Excerpt: ... wards, at the same time squeezing oneMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.

Not illustrated. 1854 Excerpt: ... wards, at the same time squeezing one another gently against the door. Allow me to introduce you to my wife, said Maniloff. My darling, allow me to introduce to you our friend Pavel Ivanovitch Tchichikoff. And in truth, Tchichikoff now beheld for the first time a lady, whom he had not observed during the moments that elapsed whilst he was exchanging complimentary gestures with his host. She was pretty, and dressed with taste. The light gris de perle coloured morning capotte became her exceedingly well- her finelyshaped hand was in the act of throwing some needlework hastily upon the table, and snatching up instead a fine batiste pocket-hankerchief with prettily-embroidered corners and initials.

She rose slightly from her seat on the sofa, and gracefully welcomed her guest- and Tchichikoff hastened with evident eagerness to kiss her hand in the old Russian fashion. Madame Maniloff spoke in a slightly affected tone of voice, and assured her guest that he caused them a real pleasure indeed by his arrival, and that her husband had not allowed a day to pass without speaking of him, his friend, continually. Yes, added Maniloff, my wife has already several times inquired after you, and even often said, Why does your Petersburg friend not come?

Wait a little longer, my darling, he is sure to arrive, for he gave me his promise. At last, you have been kind enough to gratify us with your presence. Indeed, you cause us quite a delight, as pleasant as a Mayday, or birth-day of the heart. Tchichikoff, on hearing that his hosts exaltation had already attained such a pitch as to call his arrival a gratification as pleasant as a birth-day of the heart, became a little confused, and answered civilly, and in a dignified tone of voice, that he could not boas...



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