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«The Lady with the Dog» in Russian

Book The Lady with the Dog in Russian

Дама с собачкой (Dama s sobachkoj)

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Author
Pages:
29
Reading time:
1 hour
Types
Stories , Novels
Genres
Drama, Love, Prose, Psychological, Realism, Humor
Sections
Love story , Psychological novel , Realistic novel , Humor novel
Originally published
1899
Original language
Russian

Table of contents

I1
II6
III15
IV25

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Дама с собачкой: read the book in the original with parallel translation into English

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Говорили, что на набережной появилось новое лицо: дама с собачкой.
IT was said that a new person had appeared on the sea-front: a lady with a little dog.
Дмитрий Дмитрич Гуров, проживший в Ялте уже две недели и привыкший тут, тоже стал интересоваться новыми лицами.
Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov, who had by then been a fortnight at Yalta, and so was fairly at home there, had begun to take an interest in new arrivals.
Сидя в павильоне у Верне, он видел, как по набережной прошла молодая дама, невысокого роста блондинка, в берете: за нею бежал белый шпиц.
Sitting in Verney's pavilion, he saw, walking on the sea-front, a fair-haired young lady of medium height, wearing a beret; a white Pomeranian dog was running behind her.
И потом он встречал ее в городском саду и на сквере по нескольку раз в день.
And afterwards he met her in the public gardens and in the square several times a day.
Она гуляла одна, всё в том же берете, с белым шпицем; никто не знал, кто она, и называли ее просто так: дама с собачкой.
She was walking alone, always wearing the same beret, and always with the same white dog; no one knew who she was, and every one called her simply "the lady with the dog."
«Если она здесь без мужа и без знакомых, — соображал Гуров, — то было бы не лишнее познакомиться с ней».
"If she is here alone without a husband or friends, it wouldn't be amiss to make her acquaintance," Gurov reflected.
Ему не было еще сорока, но у него была уже дочь двенадцати лет и два сына-гимназиста.
He was under forty, but he had a daughter already twelve years old, and two sons at school.
Его женили рано, когда он был еще студентом второго курса, и теперь жена казалась в полтора раза старше его.
He had been married young, when he was a student in his second year, and by now his wife seemed half as old again as he.
Это была женщина высокая, с темными бровями, прямая, важная, солидная и, как она сама себя называла, мыслящая.
She was a tall, erect woman with dark eyebrows, staid and dignified, and, as she said of herself, intellectual.
Она много читала, не писала в письмах ъ, называла мужа не Дмитрием, а Димитрием, а он втайне считал ее недалекой, узкой, неизящной, боялся ее и не любил бывать дома.
She read a great deal, used phonetic spelling, called her husband, not Dmitri, but Dimitri, and he secretly considered her unintelligent, narrow, inelegant, was afraid of her, and did not like to be at home.
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