Ivan Turgenev





Ivan Turgenev


Born
in Oryol, Russian Federation
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, Turge ...more

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Fathers and Sons

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Mumu

3.69 avg rating — 5,596 ratings — published 1852 — 24 editions
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Sketches from a Hunter's Album

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First Love

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3.78 avg rating — 5,601 ratings — published 1860 — 154 editions
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Spring Torrents

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3.90 avg rating — 2,403 ratings — published 1872 — 111 editions
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Home of the Gentry

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On the Eve

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Rudin

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Virgin Soil

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3.79 avg rating — 1,153 ratings — published 1877 — 71 editions
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Asya

3.96 avg rating — 1,035 ratings — published 1858 — 16 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 Turgenev, Rudin

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