Russian Rambles

Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 103,968 / 303 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.8
LoC Category: G
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Added to site: 2006.04.14
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Genre: Travel
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notice this regulation, continued to contribute to the pockets of landlords, since human nature is very much alike everywhere, in certain professions. I had no occasion to test the point personally, as the law was issued just previous to my departure from the country.

The passport law seems to be interpreted by each man for himself in other respects, also. In some places, we found that we could stay overnight quite informally; at others, our passports were required. Once we spent an entire month incognito. At Kazan, our balcony commanded a full view of the police department of registry, directly opposite. The landlord sniffed disdainfully at the mention of our passports, and I am sure that we should not have been asked for them at all, had not one of the officials, who chanced to be less wilted by the intense heat than his fellows,--they had been gazing lazily at us, singly and in battalions, in the intervals of their rigorous idleness, for the last four and twenty hours,--suddenly taken a languid int

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2006.07.05
Jose Garcia
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An excellent portrait of Russia in the late 19th century from the point of view of the American translator of Tolstoy.


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