24 Oct

Please, sir!  I’d like some more!
Some more chapters with Prince Alexander Dmitrievich Shtcherbatsky, that is.

This isn’t Oliver Twist but Anna Karenina, and if I have any complaint about Tolstoy’s tome, it’s that there isn’t enough of the old Prince.

Good, old Prince Shtcherbatsky…He loves his wife.  He loves his daughters.  He’s a good judge of character and level-headed.  He’s generous in his gift-giving and charms everyone with his good humor.

Are you listening, Tolstoy?  I’d like some more chapters including the Prince.  A wise elder is needed to mentor the impulsive younger folk in this story.

PS. And while you’re at it, Leo, could you please explain Russian royalty to me?  There seem to be quite a number of princes and princesses.

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