Opening: We were a party of six, gathered together one evening at the house of an old college friend.

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Two daughters instead of three, namely Anna Martinovna and Evlampia. This story also features Bitchkov and Zhitkov. No comment.

Some beautiful descriptions but is it me or do others feel this a pointless exercise. Dut-Doo. Next.

5* Fathers and Sons
3* First Love
3* Spring Torrents
3* House of the Gentry
4* Rudin
2* A Lear of the Steppes

It appears I find his short stories/novellas rather bog standard.