A Life under Russian Serfdom: Memoirs of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, 1800-1868

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
1.Meeting of a peasant commune. Engraving by V. P. Rybinskii, 1859 Source: M. M. Gromyko, Mir russkoi derevni (Moscow: Molo- daia Gvardiia, 1991, 157)
2.Blessing of a betrothal of a peasant couple. Drawing by A. Akimov, 19th century Source: Gromyko, 128
3.Peasant betrothal. Engraving by N. Shakhovskii, 1st half of the 19th century Source: Gromyko, 374
4.Peasant betrothal. Engraving by N. Shakhovskii, 1st half of the 19th century Source: Gromyko, 375
5.Peasant dinner. Print, 19th century Source: Gromyko, 174
6.Scene of peasant family life. Lithography by P. Vdovichev, 1st half of the 19th century Source: Gromyko, 109
7.Old peasant woman telling fairy tales. Engraving by V. M. Maksimov, 19th century Source: Gromyko, 183
8.Peasant boys playing knucklebones. Painting by V. E. Mak- ovskii, 1870 Source: Gromyko, 412
9.Peasant boy. Engraving by Deinert from the painting by A. G. Venetsianov Source: Gromyko, 97

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  • Title Page iv
  • Contents vi
  • List of Illustrations vii
  • Notes on the Translation ix
  • Introduction 1
  • The Memoirs of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii 1800–1868 20
  • Preface 21
  • Our Village, Its Inhabitants and Owners 25
  • My Grandfather 41
  • Myself, My Childhood, and My Family 49
  • And My Adult Life Began 61
  • My Marriage, My Landlord, My Trade, and Other Things 69
  • Life outside the Village Observed 77
  • The Bitterness of Serfdom Realized 93
  • My Activities in Estate Life 102
  • My Future Fate Resolved 109
  • Epilogue 122 111
  • Epilogue 115
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