Unlike the characters in Tolstoy whom have a chance to start a new life in the country, Evgenii is bored by the third day with all the hills and trees and lack of streets with shops and balls. Simple living alone will not cure this character. And to be so young and already so bored with all of life’s luxuries!
The language is beautiful – you can feel the pulse of St Petersburg and the snow and the Neva. Fairy tale