An idle artist meets a woman and her two daughters while traveling the Russian countryside. The eldest daughter, Lida, is strong-minded and purposeful, intent on her mission to better the lives of the local peasants. Unlike her elder sister, the younger daughter, Genya, is sweet and simple. But when the artist begins falling in love with Genya, he finds himself perpetually drawn into political arguments with her sister that threaten his happiness.
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by Anton Chekhov
by Anton Chekhov, Cathy Popkin
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