King Lear of the Steppes by Ivan Turgenev

"King Lear of the Steppes" is a tragic novella about a wealthy landowner who, in his old age, decides to divide his property among his two daughters. The daughters, once kind and loving, turn on their father once they gain control of his estate, leaving him destitute and alone. In his despair, the landowner becomes a vagabond, wandering the very lands he once owned. The story explores themes of family, betrayal, and the tragic consequences of greed.

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