Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Month in the Country” as Want to Read:
A Month in the Country
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

A Month in the Country

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  180 ratings  ·  8 reviews

Natalya Petrovna is bewildered by her emotions when she falls in love with the young tutor engaged to teach her son. When she realizes, however, that she has a rival in her ward, Verochka, she attempts to engineer the girl's marriage to another. Turgenev's tragic comedy is a remarkably acute study of the absurdity of romantic love and one of the great classics of Russian t

Paperback, 0 pages
Published June 28th 1998 by Dramatists Play Service (first published 1855)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Month in the Country, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Month in the Country

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 315)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Simon Mcleish
Originally published on my blog here in February 2001.

One of the most important plays of the nineteenth century, A Month in the Country is a precursor of the work of Chekhov, and brings to the theatre the psychological interests of Turgenev's novels (which also influenced the writers who followed him). Surprisingly, Turgenev had little confidence in the play, and certainly didn't expect it to be staged. He was modest about his writing in general, and meekly accepted the verdict of literary frien
Karen S
Wanted to read it b/c it is the basis for a ballet staged by one of my favorite dancers. Found the variations of Russian names a little confusing (and switching back and forth to my 'cheat sheet' made it feel choppy, not the lyrical feeling of the ballet). One has to believe a lot of the 'givens'--that this person loves that one, for example, because the 'words' didn't convey as much to me as an actual play would have. Glad I read it--more likely to recommend the ballet, tho'.
Mohsen Rajabi
تورگنیف، استاد پیچیدگی موضوعات است و سادگی شخصیت ها. شخصیت هایی که ساده اند اما در برخورد با موقعیت های پیچیده و نامعمول، دست و پا گم می کنند و احساساتی می شوند و البته، در این میان قهرمانی هم هست: کسی که تصمیماتی می گیرد درست اما دشوار. و کدامین تصمیم درست، دشوار نیست؟

داستان های تورگنیف بهترند، اما این نمایشنامه هم خوب بود.
Zajímavé ruské drama plné milostných zvratů, který je ve skutečnosti jeden velký. Ze začátku nic moc, ale pak to nabralo obrátky a líbilo se mi to.
Как верно заметила главная героиня Наталья Петровна: "Сегодня что, день откровений?" Вот такое и все произведение. Все друг в друга перевлюблялись, потом все все рассказали и все в шоке разбежались. Не знаю, что хотел этим рассказать Тургенев, но проза у него как-то лучше пьес выходит. Интересно, что НП всего 29 лет, но тебя не покидает ощущение, что ей сорокет. Как страшно жить! :-)
Everybody falls in love, except with their spouses (well, one woman, at least, is an adultress in thought, if not in deed); the Doctor's a ladies' man, and everyone acts honourably. Funny, but the plot creates tension that doesn't climax, but is relieved prematurely.
Ann Canann
paperback Found in : The Drama of Romanticism and Realism pg. 247
Mar 10, 2008 Marko rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Marko by: Anton

Further proof.
Aleksandra marked it as to-read
Nov 21, 2014
Terry marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2014
Andy added it
Oct 28, 2014
Gary marked it as to-read
Oct 10, 2014
Darin marked it as to-read
Sep 20, 2014
Christine marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2014
Chas marked it as to-read
Aug 31, 2014
Mana H
Mana H marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Boris Godunov
  • The Dragon: Fifteen Stories
  • The Lower Depths
  • The Real Thing
  • Fortunata y Jacinta II
  • The Storm
  • Happy Moscow
  • On The Golden Porch
  • Lotte in Weimar: The Beloved Returns
  • The Power of Darkness
  • Unforgiving Years
  • A Terrible Beauty: The People and Ideas That Shaped the Modern Mind: A History
  • The Marriage Contract
  • The Plays of Anton Chekhov
  • Complete Plays and Prose
  • Bluebeard
  • Red Cavalry
  • Heartbreak House
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Cyrillic: Иван Сергеевич Тургенев) was a novelist, poet and dramatist, and now ranks as one of the towering figures of Russian literature. His major works include the short-story collection A Sportsman’s Sketches (1852) and the novels Rudin (1856), Home of the Gentry (1859), On the Eve (1860), and Fathers and Sons (1862). These works offer realistic, affectionate portray ...more
More about Ivan Turgenev...
Fathers and Sons Mumu Sketches from a Hunter's Album First Love Spring Torrents

Share This Book