Ivan Turgenev 1818—1883

Ivan Turgenev

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman’s Sketches, was a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.

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Fathers and Children (1862)

When a young graduate returns home he is accompanied, much to his father and uncle’s discomfort, by a strange friend ‘who doesn’t acknowledge any author...read more »


Smoke (1867)

Set in Baden-Baden, Smoke is Ivan Turgenev’s most cosmopolitan novels. It is an exquisite study of politics and society and an enduringly poignant love ...read more »


Virgin Soil (1877)

Turgenev was the first writer who was able, having both Slavic and universal imagination enough for it, to interpret modern Russia to the outer world, a...read more »