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IVAN TURGENEV (1818-1883) was a novelist, playwright and short story writer born in Oryol. He burst onto the literary scene with his short story collection, A Sportsman’s Sketches (1852), followed by Fathers and Sons (1862). Most of his later life he lived abroad (both to avoid the stifling rule of Nicholas I and to pursue his love of Pauline Viardot), and he had testy or difficult relationships with both Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy (who at one point challenged him to a duel). The Diary of a Superfluous Man was written while Turgenev was still in Russia. Rudin was written after his emigration.
Chtenia:Summer 2017 Extract from the author's least controversial and most widely read work during his lifetime. Yet Goncharov (he of Oblomov fame) accused Turgenev of plagiarizing the story from him. Author: Ivan Turgenev Translator:Constance Garnett
Chtenia:Summer 2017 A short excerpt from the novel that brought Turgenev world renown, with its dissection of the divide between the liberals of the 1840s and the radicals of the 1860s. Author: Ivan Turgenev Translator:Charles Hogarth
Chtenia:Summer 2017 Turgenev's third novel, set on the eve of the Crimean War, discusses the destiny of Russia through the story of a young woman named Elena, who marries a foreign revolutionary. Author: Ivan Turgenev Translator:Constance Garnett