Bravo on this selection. There is no standing for us without Tolstory, Turgenev, Gogol and Dostoyevsky. "Ivan Illyitch when he was an assistant secretary had danced as a rule; as an examining magistrate he danced only as an exception. He danced now as it were under protest, as though to show 'that though I am serving on the new reformed legal code, and am of the fifth class in official rank, still if it comes to a question of dancing, in that line, too, I can do better than others.'"

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