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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date July 7, 2014
Pages 110
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781500269869
ISBN-10 1500269867
Original list price $7.49
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: IT happened nigh on seven years ago, when I was living in one of the districts of the J. province, on the estate of Bielokurov, a landowner, a young man who used to get up early, dress himself in a long overcoat, drink beer in the evenings, and all the while complain to me that he could nowhere find any one in sympathy with his ideas. He lived in a little house in the orchard, and I lived in the old manor-house, in a huge pillared hall where there was no furniture except a large divan, on which I slept, and a table at which I used to play patience. Even in calm weather there was always a moaning in the chimney, and in a storm the whole house would rock and seem as though it must split, and it was quite terrifying, especially at night, when all the ten great windows were suddenly lit up by a flash of lightning. Doomed by fate to permanent idleness, I did positively nothing. For hours together I would sit and look through the windows at the sky, the birds, the trees and read my letters over and over again, and then for hours together I would sleep. Sometimes I would go out and wander aimlessly until evening. Once on my way home I came unexpectedly on a strange farmhouse. The sun was already setting, and the lengthening shadows were thrown over the ripening corn. Two rows of closely planted tall fir-trees stood like two thick walls, forming a sombre, magnificent avenue. I climbed the fence and walked up the avenue, slipping on the fir needles which lay two inches thick on the ground. It was still, dark, and only here and there in the tops of the trees shimmered a bright gold light casting the colours of the rainbow on a spider's web. The smell of the firs was almost suffocating. Then I turned into an avenue of limes. And here too were desolation and decay; the dead leaves rustled mournfully beneath my feet, and there were lurking shadows among the trees.

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from Createspace Independent Pub (July 10, 2015)
9781515022084 | details & prices | 114 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.26 in. | List price $7.49
This edition also contains The House With the Mezzanine and Other Stories
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from Createspace Independent Pub (July 7, 2014)
9781500269869 | details & prices | 110 pages | List price $7.49
About: IT happened nigh on seven years ago, when I was living in one of the districts of the J.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 8, 2013)
9781490947181 | details & prices | 110 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | List price $6.99
This edition also contains The House With the Mezzanine and Other Stories

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