The Country Doctor

by Ivan Turgenev · Upper-Intermediate

Turgenev is the Russian master of the short novel but, unlike Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, he is more interested in people’s feelings and actions than their beliefs and philosophies. Here he tells the tale of a provincial doctor who, glad of the chance of educated company in the village where he lives, tells his patient about the love of his life (3,760 words).

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