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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Melville Pub House
Publication date September 28, 2004
Pages 124
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780974607894
ISBN-10 0974607894
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $10.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "The great thing is to lead a normal life, and not be the slave of your passions. What do you get if not?"

One of Russian literature's most renowned love stories—a vivid and sensitive account of adolescent love, wherein the sixteen year old protagonist falls in love with a beautiful but older woman living next door, thereby plunging into a whirlwind of changing emotions that are heightened by her capriciousness, and leading to a truly heart-rending revelation.

The Art of The Novella Series

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Editions
Hardcover
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1988)
9780884114451 | details & prices | List price $16.95
About: Love can be surprising.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140443356 Book cover for 9780631143840 Book cover for 9780974607894 Book cover for 9781517280864
 
With Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 14, 2015)
9781517280864 | details & prices | 78 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.18 in. | 0.57 lbs | List price $7.99
This edition also contains First Love, First Love
The price comparison is for this edition
With Constance Black Garnett | from Melville Pub House (September 28, 2004)
9780974607894 | details & prices | 124 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $10.00
About: "The great thing is to lead a normal life, and not be the slave of your passions.
With F. G. Gregory (other contributor) | from Blackwell Pub (March 1, 1989)
9780631143840 | details & prices | List price $15.95
About: Love can be surprising.
Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (December 1, 1988)
9780140443356 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $11.00
About: Isaiah Berlin's translation of the legendary Russian novella of growing up and heartbreakWhen the down-at-heel Princess Zasyekin moves next door to the country estate of Vladimir Petrovich's parents, he instantly and overwhelmingly falls in love with his new neighbour's daughter, Zinaida.

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