It’s not a masterpiece like Fathers and Sons, but the touch of Ivan Turgenev’s genius still comes across in this novella about misery of human condition.
|Beautiful, effective prose||Not really groundbreaking in any way (though I guess that’s in part the point)|
|Interesting, profound characters|
|Enlightening on Russian culture|
|Thought-provoking about the superfluousness of one’s life, kind of|