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The Steppe

Gelesen von Expatriate

(4,738 Sterne; 21 Bewertungen)

Little Yegorushka goes off to school for the first time, setting out on the journey in the company of his Uncle Ivan, the local priest Father Christopher, and the fun-loving servant Deniska. Along the way they meet an extraordinarily colorful array of characters, named and nameless: the innkeeper Moisey Moisevitch, the beautiful Countess Dranitsky, the mysterious Varlamov, Emelyan the voiceless singer, Tit the steppe waif, and many more. But the most colorful and extraordinary character of all is the Steppe itself in every mood and weather, painted stroke-by-masterly-stroke by Chekhov in all its wild, musical, redolent, flowering, chirruping, infuriating exuberance. (Expatriate) (3 hr 47 min)


Chapter 01


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Chapter 02


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Chapter 03 (1)


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Chapter 03 (2)


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Chapter 04 (1)


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Chapter 04 (2)


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Chapter 05


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Chapter 06 (1)


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Chapter 07


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Chapter 08


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Between Heaven and Earth

(5 Sterne)

I think only those raised surrounded by high plains or extensive grasslands see the beauty. Like in the story, there can be terror of being at once nothing and everything, especially in summer or on clear nights. Like us, it exists between heaven and earth, and this is one of the best descriptions of traversing it I've encountered. This saga is well read, thanks to all at Librivox.

(5 Sterne)

Loved it. This book by Chekhov introduced me to the Stepp’s and presented them and what life was like at that time and people’s values. Extremely well done.

Everything Russian is raycyst

(4,5 Sterne)

Because of Donald Trump. Outlaw Russian lit in order to support diversity, equity, and invlusion

(4 Sterne)

paints a great picture of Russian country life and the people