Ivan Turgenev




Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (English: ; Russian: Иван Сергеевич Тургенев, tr. Iván Sergéyevich Turgénev, IPA: [ɪˈvan sʲɪrˈɡʲeɪvʲɪtɕ tʊrˈɡʲenʲɪf]; November 9 [O.S. October 28] 1818 – September 3, 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West.
His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches (1852), was a milestone of Russian realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons (1862) is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.





The best books of all time by Ivan Turgenev

  1. 113 . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

    Fathers and Sons is an 1862 novel by Ivan Turgenev, his best known work. The fathers and children of the novel refers to the growing divide between the two generations of Russians, and the chara...

  2. 1341 . Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev

    Torrents of Spring, also known as Spring Torrents (Russian: Вешние воды Veshniye vody), is a novel by Ivan Turgenev that was first published in 1872. It is highly autobiographical in nature, and ce...

  3. 1478 . King Lear of the Steppes by Ivan Turgenev

    A loose and decidely Russian adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear, set in the countryside, the story concerns the disrespectful treatment the protagonist, Kharlov, receives from hi...

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  4. 1726 . First Love by Ivan Turgenev

    Turgenev is retelling an incident from his own life, his infatuation with a young neighbor in the country, Catherine Shakovskoy (the Zinaida of the novella), an infatuation that lasted until his di...

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  5. 2254 . A Reckless Character and Other Stories by Ivan Turgenev

    This fine collection of Turgenev's shorter works includes "A Reckless Character," "The Dream," "Father Alexyei's Story," "Odd Portraits," "The Song of Love Triumphant," "Clara Militch," and a large...

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