How Much Land Does a Man Need?

by

Leo Tolstoy

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The Lady Landowner Character Analysis

An unnamed female landowner of a small estate just outside Pakhom’s village. A kind woman, the landowner “had always been on good terms with the peasants and had never ill-treated them,” until her newly-hired manager, the old soldier, begins to impose petty fines on Pakhom and the other peasants. When she decides to sell her land, she agrees to sell it to the local peasants based on what they can individually afford.

The Lady Landowner Quotes in How Much Land Does a Man Need?

The How Much Land Does a Man Need? quotes below are all either spoken by The Lady Landowner or refer to The Lady Landowner. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of How Much Land Does a Man Need? published in 1994.
Chapter 2  Quotes

They met once, they met twice, but no progress was made: the Devil had set them at loggerheads and there was nothing they could agree upon. In the end they decided to buy the land in separate lots, each according to what he could afford.

Related Characters: Pakhom, The Devil, The Lady Landowner
Page Number: 98
Explanation and Analysis:
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The Lady Landowner Character Timeline in How Much Land Does a Man Need?

The timeline below shows where the character The Lady Landowner appears in How Much Land Does a Man Need?. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2 
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God, the Devil, and Free Will Theme Icon
A nearby lady landowner of a small estate hires an old soldier to manage her land. While the landowner... (full context)
The Corrupting Nature of Greed Theme Icon
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God, the Devil, and Free Will Theme Icon
...can keep his livestock in a shed, eliminating the risk of them wandering onto the lady landowner ’s estate and angering the old soldier. (full context)
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The lady landowner suddenly decides to sell her estate and the local peasants fear the innkeeper will buy... (full context)
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God, the Devil, and Free Will Theme Icon
The local peasants convince the lady landowner to sell her property to them in the name of a village commune. However, the... (full context)
The Corrupting Nature of Greed Theme Icon
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God, the Devil, and Free Will Theme Icon
Pakhom manages to buy thirty acres of the lady landowner ’s estate after securing a personal loan, selling his possessions, and hiring out the labor... (full context)