Virgin Soil Volume 1


Read by Peter Tucker

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Turgenev's last and longest novel presents the story of a group of young people in late nineteenth century Russia, who because of disillusionment with the country's entrenched traditional hierarchies and power relationships, seek to foment revolutionary activity especially among the peasant and working classes, pursuing a Populist "cause". The novel throws together some disparate personalities, from aesthetes to aristocracy to works managers to fools, and exposes the real human emotions and tensions generated by the cause. The publication being read is divided into two volumes; this first one includes Chapters 1-20, approximately half the book. Volume 2 is catalogued separately. (Summary by Peter Tucker) (5 hr 4 min)

Chapters

Introduction 17:24 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 1 13:11 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 2 13:43 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 3 14:29 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 4 14:13 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 5 12:28 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 6 13:03 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 7 15:19 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 8 17:34 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 9 12:03 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 10 12:12 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 11 17:26 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 12 13:45 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 13 13:25 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 14 12:19 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 15 9:03 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 16 14:27 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 17 13:03 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 18 10:28 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 19 28:58 Read by Peter Tucker
Chapter 20 15:55 Read by Peter Tucker