Ivan Turgenev





Ivan Turgenev

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born
in Oryol, Russian Federation
November 09, 1818

died
September 03, 1883

gender
male

genre

influences


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Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Cyrillic: Иван Тургенев) was a novelist, poet and dramatist, and now ranks as one of the towering figures of Russian literature. His major works include the short-story collection A Sportsman’s Sketches (1852) and the novels Rudin (1856), Home of the Gentry (1859), On the Eve (1860), and Fathers and Sons (1862). These works offer realistic, affectionate portrayals of the Russian peasantry and penetrating studies of the Russian intelligentsia who were attempting to move the country into a new age. His masterpiece, Fathers and Sons, is considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century. Turgenev was a contemporary with Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy. While these wrote about church and religion, Turge ...more


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Mumu
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 4,540 ratings — published 1852 — 17 editions
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Sketches from a Hunter's Album
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First Love
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 4,426 ratings — published 1860 — 126 editions
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Spring Torrents
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Home of the Gentry
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On the Eve
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,449 ratings — published 1860 — 74 editions
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Rudin
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,158 ratings — published 1856 — 60 editions
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Virgin Soil
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 863 ratings — published 1877 — 53 editions
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Diary of a Superfluous Man
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More books by Ivan Turgenev…
“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”
Ivan Turgenev

“We sit in the mud my friend and reach for the stars”
Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

“Nothing is worse and more hurtful than a happiness that comes too late. It can give no pleasure, yet it deprives you of that most precious of rights - the right to swear and curse at your fate!”
Ivan Turgenev, Rudin

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