Everything you need to understand or teach A Month in the Country by Ivan Turgenev.
Rakitin and Natalya are reading a book while Anna, Liza, and Schaaf play a game of hearts at a nearby card table. Natalya and Rakitin do more talking than reading and the flirtatious tension between the two is obvious. Natalya is bored with Rakitin always agreeing with her, and she expresses her displeasure. Rakitin continues to act as her "obedient servant" despite her protestations. Natalya and Rakitin's bantering is intermittently interrupted by exclamations from the card players about Schaaf s skill at Hearts. Natalya and Rakitin's conversation turns a bit personal, and Natalya parallels their talks with making lace, which is done in stuffy rooms. Anna beats Schaaf at cards, and Kolya enters with Beliayev.
Kolya enthusiastically tells everyone how much he likes his new tutor. Natalya asks Rakitin what he thinks of the new tutor, and Rakitin notices that she is quite taken with him. Matvey enters to... View more of the A Month in the Country Summary
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