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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... read more »


Home of the Gentry (1859)

Coming back to the nest of his family home in Russia after years of fruitless endeavours away from his roots, Lavretsky decides to turn his back on the... read more »


Rudin (1856)

The story of a character typical to Turgenev -- a 'superfluous' man, weak of will, brimming with indecisive frustration -- and yet tormented by ideals... 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... read more »