A Lear of the Steppes, etc.

Ivan TURGENEV (1818 - 1883), translated by Constance GARNETT (1861 - 1946)

This book contains three novellas by one of the major writers of Russian literature. The first, A LEAR OF THE STEPPES, is a brilliant re-imagining of Shakespeare’s play King Lear, wherein a larger-than-life father makes a life-altering decision with consequences unforeseen by him. FAUST begins at Section 11. In a series of letters to a friend the writer recounts his chance meeting with a married woman whom he had known years earlier when both were single and committed to each other. The ensuing events are vividly revealed in the letters. Section 19 introduces ACIA, the final “ETC.” of the book’s title. Turgenev poignantly portrays the twists and turns of human emotions in this moving psychological portrait of two people who fall in love. Leo Tolstoy believed Acia to be one of Turgenev's greatest stories. (Lee Smalley)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Lee Smalley
00:15:18
Play 01 A Lear of the Steppes 1 - 3 Lee Smalley
00:16:07
Play 02 A Lear of the Steppes Parts 4 - 6 Lee Smalley
00:13:23
Play 03 A Lear of the Steppes Parts 7 - 9 Lee Smalley
00:12:08
Play 04 A Lear of the Steppes Parts 10 - 12 Lee Smalley
00:25:43
Play 05 A Lear of the Steppes Parts 13 - 15 Lee Smalley
00:23:12
Play 06 A Lear of the Steppes Parts 16 - 18 Lee Smalley
00:21:23
Play 07 A Lear of the Steppes Parts 19 - 21 Lee Smalley
00:15:10
Play 08 A Lear of the Steppes Parts 22 - 24 Lee Smalley
00:23:55
Play 09 A Lear of the Steppes Parts 25 - 27 Lee Smalley
00:21:55
Play 10 A Lear of the Steppes Parts 28 - 31 Lee Smalley
00:22:29
Play 11 Faust First Letter Lee Smalley
00:14:42
Play 12 Faust Second Letter Lee Smalley
00:16:42
Play 13 Faust Third Letter Lee Smalley
00:10:03
Play 14 Faust Fourth Letter Lee Smalley
00:16:48
Play 15 Faust Fifth Letter Lee Smalley
00:08:34
Play 16 Faust Sixth Letter Lee Smalley
00:12:25
Play 17 Faust Seventh & Eighth Letters Lee Smalley
00:05:48
Play 18 Faust Ninth Letter Lee Smalley
00:23:09
Play 19 Acia Parts 1 and 2 Lee Smalley
00:20:05
Play 20 Acia Parts 3 and 4 Lee Smalley
00:15:34
Play 21 Acia Parts 5 and 6 Lee Smalley
00:09:03
Play 22 Acia Parts 7 and 8 Lee Smalley
00:18:21
Play 23 Acia Parts 9 and 10 Lee Smalley
00:10:34
Play 24 Acia Parts 11 and 12 Lee Smalley
00:07:06
Play 25 Acia Parts 13 and 14 Lee Smalley
00:09:16
Play 26 Acia Parts 15 and 16 Lee Smalley
00:11:36
Play 27 Acia Parts 17 to 20 Lee Smalley
00:07:13
Play 28 Acia Parts 21 and 22 Lee Smalley
00:09:02