Ivan Turgenev


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

Died
September 03, 1883

Genre

Influences


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, Turg
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Fathers and Sons

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Mumu

3.76 avg rating — 8,473 ratings — published 1852 — 87 editions
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First Love

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3.78 avg rating — 10,080 ratings — published 1860 — 456 editions
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Sketches from a Hunter's Album

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3.94 avg rating — 7,152 ratings — published 1852 — 341 editions
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Spring Torrents

3.94 avg rating — 3,771 ratings — published 1872 — 291 editions
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Home of the Gentry

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3.92 avg rating — 3,527 ratings — published 1859 — 62 editions
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On the Eve

3.82 avg rating — 3,029 ratings — published 1860 — 224 editions
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Rudin

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Asya

3.98 avg rating — 2,119 ratings — published 1858 — 60 editions
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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 S. Turgenev, Rudin

Polls

May 2017 Short Story Poll

 
  73 votes, 23.2%

Night by Elie Wiesel, 120 pages, 1958
 
  44 votes, 14.0%

 
  37 votes, 11.7%

 
  23 votes, 7.3%

First Love by Ivan Turgenev, 124 pages, 1856
 
  18 votes, 5.7%

Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen, 54 pages, 1958
 
  16 votes, 5.1%

 
  16 votes, 5.1%

 
  14 votes, 4.4%

The Garden Party and Other Stories Title Story by Katherine Mansfield, very few pages, 1922
 
  13 votes, 4.1%

Passing by Nella Larsen, 122 pages, 1929
 
  12 votes, 3.8%

R.U.R. by Karel Čapek, 58 pages, 1920
 
  12 votes, 3.8%

 
  12 votes, 3.8%

Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 88 pages, 1872
 
  10 votes, 3.2%

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
 
  8 votes, 2.5%

 
  7 votes, 2.2%

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