The Thüringer House by Panait Istrati
Approx. 45,130 words.
Published on May 10, 2011 by
_The Thüringer House_ is the first of a cycle of novels written by the Romanian Panait Istrati in the early 1930's, shortly after his return, bitterly disillusioned, from a long stay in the Soviet Union. Adrien, servant in a bourgeois household headed by rich grain exporters, must reconcile his socialist ideals and his growing attraction to Madame Anna Thüringer, mistress of the house.