A Lear of the Steppes, etc.


Read by Lee Smalley

(3.5 stars; 1 reviews)

This book contains three novellas by one of the major writers of Russian literature. The first, A LEAR OF THE STEPPES, is a brilliant re-imagining of Shakespeare’s play King Lear, wherein a larger-than-life father makes a life-altering decision with consequences unforeseen by him. FAUST begins at Section 11. In a series of letters to a friend the writer recounts his chance meeting with a married woman whom he had known years earlier when both were single and committed to each other. The ensuing events are vividly revealed in the letters. Section 19 introduces ACIA, the final “ETC.” of the book’s title. Turgenev poignantly portrays the twists and turns of human emotions in this moving psychological portrait of two people who fall in love. Leo Tolstoy believed Acia to be one of Turgenev's greatest stories. (Lee Smalley) (7 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Introduction 15:18 Read by Lee Smalley
A Lear of the Steppes 1 - 3 16:07 Read by Lee Smalley
A Lear of the Steppes Parts 4 - 6 13:23 Read by Lee Smalley
A Lear of the Steppes Parts 7 - 9 12:08 Read by Lee Smalley
A Lear of the Steppes Parts 10 - 12 25:42 Read by Lee Smalley
A Lear of the Steppes Parts 13 - 15 23:12 Read by Lee Smalley
A Lear of the Steppes Parts 16 - 18 21:23 Read by Lee Smalley
A Lear of the Steppes Parts 19 - 21 15:10 Read by Lee Smalley
A Lear of the Steppes Parts 22 - 24 23:55 Read by Lee Smalley
A Lear of the Steppes Parts 25 - 27 21:55 Read by Lee Smalley
A Lear of the Steppes Parts 28 - 31 22:29 Read by Lee Smalley
Faust First Letter 14:42 Read by Lee Smalley
Faust Second Letter 16:42 Read by Lee Smalley
Faust Third Letter 10:03 Read by Lee Smalley
Faust Fourth Letter 16:48 Read by Lee Smalley
Faust Fifth Letter 8:34 Read by Lee Smalley
Faust Sixth Letter 12:25 Read by Lee Smalley
Faust Seventh & Eighth Letters 5:48 Read by Lee Smalley
Faust Ninth Letter 23:09 Read by Lee Smalley
Acia Parts 1 and 2 20:05 Read by Lee Smalley
Acia Parts 3 and 4 15:34 Read by Lee Smalley
Acia Parts 5 and 6 9:03 Read by Lee Smalley
Acia Parts 7 and 8 18:21 Read by Lee Smalley
Acia Parts 9 and 10 10:34 Read by Lee Smalley
Acia Parts 11 and 12 7:06 Read by Lee Smalley
Acia Parts 13 and 14 9:16 Read by Lee Smalley
Acia Parts 15 and 16 11:36 Read by Lee Smalley
Acia Parts 17 to 20 7:13 Read by Lee Smalley
Acia Parts 21 and 22 9:02 Read by Lee Smalley

Reviews

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(3.5 stars)

first 2 stories were interesting. the last one was less so.