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Ivan Turgenev

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Ivan Turgenev


Born
in Oryol, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire
November 09, 1818

Died
September 03, 1883

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Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Cyrillic: Иван Сергеевич 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 reli
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Fathers and Sons

3.98 avg rating — 82,054 ratings — published 1862 — 1402 editions
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First Love

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3.77 avg rating — 16,028 ratings — published 1860 — 989 editions
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Mumu

3.77 avg rating — 9,543 ratings — published 1852 — 138 editions
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Sketches from a Hunter's Album

3.95 avg rating — 7,994 ratings — published 1852 — 565 editions
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Spring Torrents

3.95 avg rating — 4,575 ratings — published 1872 — 95 editions
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Home of the Gentry

3.91 avg rating — 4,388 ratings — published 1859 — 583 editions
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On the Eve

3.82 avg rating — 3,516 ratings — published 1860 — 346 editions
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Rudin

3.75 avg rating — 3,445 ratings — published 1856 — 368 editions
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Asya

3.98 avg rating — 2,730 ratings — published 1858 — 92 editions
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Diary of a Superfluous Man

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Quotes by Ivan Turgenev  (?)
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“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 S. Turgenev, Rudin

Polls

Welcome to our Group Read poll for March 2022. Who wants to go back to Russia with me? This selection will start at the beginning of March.

I showed Penquin Classic editions simply in order to compare the length of these books. I'm not endorsing any particular publishers. All of these books are available Project Gutenberg with the exception of Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov at least in one book.

As always please remember, in respect to the other members of the group, we ask that you only vote should if you plan on participating if your selection wins.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy(Penguin Classics is 838 pages)
 
  9 votes, 30.0%

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Penguin Classics is 671 pages)
 
  8 votes, 26.7%

Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
alternate title The Possessed
additional alternate title (The) Devils
(Penguin Classics is 880 pages)
 
  6 votes, 20.0%

Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
(Penguin Modern Library edition 467 pages)
 
  5 votes, 16.7%

Sketches from a Hunter's Album by Ivan Turgenev
alternate title A Sportsman's Notebook
additional alternate title A Sportsman's Sketches
(Penguin Classics 403 pages)
 
  2 votes, 6.7%

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