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Family Happiness

Family Happiness
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“Family Happiness” is Tolstoy’s ironically-titled novella about a young seventeen-year-old girl who marries a much older man. Initially distressed to find that her naïve conception of marriage did not adequately prepare her for the complexities her new life, Mashechka becomes corrupted by the pretentious frivolities of St. Petersburg society. An exquisitely realistic psychological portrait of a young woman’s emotional evolution, “Family Happiness” was published in 1859.
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" We were walking along an avenue, and it seemed to me, whenever I looked ahead, that we could go no farther in the same direction, that the world of the possible ended there, and that the whole scene must remain fixed forever in it's beauty. When I came back from church that day, my heart was so swelling with happiness that I was afraid of life, afraid of any feeling that might break in on that happiness. I suffered most from the feeling custom was daily petrifying our lives into one fixed s"