Summary of the story “The Burmist” IS Turgenev

Summary of the story “The Burmist” IS Turgenev


The author visited a neighbor living fifteen versts from his estate. This is Arkady Pavlovich Penochkin, an officer in retirement, a reasonable and positive person, a master of cards, an enviable fiancé in the province. The officer, who is almost incessantly peppering the speech with French words, becomes unpleasant to the author immediately, as soon as he gives the “delicate” order to punish the valet for a cold wine: “About Fedor… dispose of.” Penochkin laments because of the abolition of corvée, but afterwards boastfully declares that the peasants have imposed such a quandary that they barely make ends meet. From the landlord himself, the manager, as it turns out, is bad: the economy is maintained by the efforts of the burmast Sophron, who, along with his wife, turns out to be a master to beat out an exorbitant obrok from the peasants. The whole county is afraid of Sofron, and the retired officer is hugging him. In the presence of the author, Penichkin is a peasant Antip with a complaint about the atrocity of the burial master, but the officer does not want to hear the complainant. The coachman then informs the author that the complainants are now waiting for a big disaster, and that the whole district calls the burmistra “dog.”



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Summary of the story “The Burmist” IS Turgenev