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Ivan Turgenev (November 9 1818 September 3, 1883) was a very important XIX century Russian novelist and short story writer. He was born in an impoverished noble family and started writing prose at the age of 30.

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Ivan Turgenev (November 9 1818 September 3, 1883) was a very important XIX 19th century Russian novelist and short story writer. He was born in an impoverished noble family and started writing prose at the age of 30.


During his career Turgenev penned six full-length novels, his peak time was 1857-62 when he wrote four of those. In those Turgenev reacted to all important trends in the Russian social and political life. It was an epoch of the drastic change in the Russian society (which, most importanly, included but was not limitedto the abolishment of serfdom) and Turgenev became the important author who dealt with the topical issues in his novels. His 1862 work, Fathers and Sons cause a big backlash from the progressives of the time. After that he became significantly less prolific, his last two novels, written from abroad, were met with indifference.

In his era Turgenev was considered the most significant Russian author. He helped to generally establish the trope of the "big Russian novel" as his influential works predated main books by both Leo Tolstoy and Fedor Dostoyevsky. Nowadays he is relatively rarely remembered, definitely obscured by these two celebrated classics. He did not have their obcession with ethical and religious issues and can be considered not a LargeHam as opposed to them. Moreover any of his novels is less often brough up than Literature/Oblomov whose protagonist became a household name.

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During his career Turgenev penned six full-length novels, his peak time was 1857-62 when he wrote four of those. In those his books Turgenev reacted to all important trends in the Russian social and political life. It was an epoch of the drastic change in the Russian society (which, most importanly, included but was not limitedto limited to the abolishment of serfdom) and Turgenev became the important a very significant author who dealt with the topical crucial public issues in his novels. His 1862 work, Fathers and Sons cause caused a big backlash from the progressives of the time. After that he became significantly less prolific, his last two novels, written from abroad, were met with indifference.

In his era Turgenev was considered the most significant outstanding Russian author. He helped to generally establish the trope of the "big Russian novel" as his influential works predated main books by both Leo Tolstoy and Fedor Dostoyevsky. Nowadays he is relatively rarely remembered, definitely obscured by these two celebrated classics. He did not have their obcession with ethical and religious issues and can be considered not a LargeHam as opposed to them. Moreover any of his novels is less often brough up than Literature/Oblomov whose protagonist became a household name.


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In his era Turgenev was considered the most significant Russian author. He helped to generally establish the trope of the "big Russian novel" as his influential works predated main books by both Leo Tolstoy and Fedor Dostoyevsky. Nowadays he is relatively rarely remembered, definitely obscured by these two celebrated classics. He did not have their obcession with ethical and religious issues and can be considered much less of a Large Ham in comparison to them. Moreover any of his novels is less often brough up than Literature/Oblomov whose protagonist became a household name.

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In his era Turgenev was considered the most significant Russian author. He helped to generally establish the trope of the "big Russian novel" as his influential works predated main books by both Leo Tolstoy and Fedor Dostoyevsky. Nowadays he is relatively rarely remembered, definitely obscured by these two celebrated classics. He did not have their obcession with ethical and religious issues and can be considered much less of not a Large Ham in comparison LargeHam as opposed to them. Moreover any of his novels is less often brough up than Literature/Oblomov whose protagonist became a household name.


The style of his prose is considered to be exemplary (definitely better than that of Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky). Dostoyevsky wrote a caricature of Turgenev in Literature/Demons depicting him as Karmazinov.

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The style of his prose is considered to be exemplary (definitely better than that of Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky). Dostoyevsky wrote a caricature of Turgenev in Literature/Demons depicting Literature/{{Demons}} presenting him as Karmazinov.


During his career Turgenev penned six full-length novels, his peak time was 1857-62 when he wrote four of those. In those Turgenev reacted to all important trends in the Russian social and political life. It was an epoch of thedrastic change in the Russian society and Turgenev became the importannt author who dealt with the topical issues. His 1862 novel, Fathers and Sons cause a big backlash from the progressives of the time. Later he became significantly less prolific, his last two novels, written from abroad, were met with indifference.
In his era Turgenev was considered the most important Russian author. He helped to generally estanlish the trope of the "big Russian novel" as his works predated main books by both Leo Tolstoy and Fedor Dostoyevsky. Nowadays he is relatively rarely remembered, definitely obscured by these two celebrated classics. He did not have their obcession with ethical and religious issues and should be considered not a Large Ham in comparison to them. Moreover any of his novels is less often brough up than Literature/Oblomov whose protagoist became a household name.

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During his career Turgenev penned six full-length novels, his peak time was 1857-62 when he wrote four of those. In those Turgenev reacted to all important trends in the Russian social and political life. It was an epoch of thedrastic the drastic change in the Russian society (which, most importanly, included but was not limitedto the abolishment of serfdom) and Turgenev became the importannt important author who dealt with the topical issues. issues in his novels. His 1862 novel, work, Fathers and Sons cause a big backlash from the progressives of the time. Later After that he became significantly less prolific, his last two novels, written from abroad, were met with indifference.
In his era Turgenev was considered the most important significant Russian author. He helped to generally estanlish establish the trope of the "big Russian novel" as his influential works predated main books by both Leo Tolstoy and Fedor Dostoyevsky. Nowadays he is relatively rarely remembered, definitely obscured by these two celebrated classics. He did not have their obcession with ethical and religious issues and should can be considered not much less of a Large Ham in comparison to them. Moreover any of his novels is less often brough up than Literature/Oblomov whose protagoist protagonist became a household name.
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He is most frequently remembered for his novella Mumu, telling about the janitor Guerasim and the eponymous spaniel whose friendship came to a very bitter end.


* Fathers and Sons, 1862

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* Fathers and Sons, ''Literature/FathersAndSons'', 1862


* Rudin (Рудин), 1857
* Home of the Gentry, A House of Gentlefolk or A Nest of Gentlefolk (Дворянское гнездо), 1859.
* On the Eve (Накануне), 1860
* Fathers and Sons (Отцы и дети), 1862
* Smoke 1867 Dym (Дым); English translation:
* Nov (Новь,)1877

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* Rudin (Рудин), Rudin, 1857
* Home of the Gentry, A House of Gentlefolk or A Nest of Gentlefolk (Дворянское гнездо), Gentlefolk, 1859.
* On the Eve (Накануне), Eve, 1860
* Fathers and Sons (Отцы и дети), Sons, 1862
* Smoke 1867 Dym (Дым); English translation:
Smoke, 1867
* Nov (Новь,)1877
Nov, 1877



* A Sportsman's Sketches(Записки охотника), 1852
* Mumu (Муму), 1854
* Asya (Aся), 1858
* First Love(Первая любовь), 1860
* Spring Torrents (Вешние воды), 1872

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* A Sportsman's Sketches(Записки охотника), Sketches, 1852
* Mumu (Муму), Mumu, 1854
* Asya (Aся), Asya, 1858
* First Love(Первая любовь), Love, 1860
* Spring Torrents (Вешние воды), Torrents, 1872

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Ivan Turgenev (November 9 1818 September 3, 1883) was a very important XIX century Russian novelist and short story writer. He was born in an impoverished noble family and started writing prose at the age of 30.

During his career Turgenev penned six full-length novels, his peak time was 1857-62 when he wrote four of those. In those Turgenev reacted to all important trends in the Russian social and political life. It was an epoch of thedrastic change in the Russian society and Turgenev became the importannt author who dealt with the topical issues. His 1862 novel, Fathers and Sons cause a big backlash from the progressives of the time. Later he became significantly less prolific, his last two novels, written from abroad, were met with indifference.
In his era Turgenev was considered the most important Russian author. He helped to generally estanlish the trope of the "big Russian novel" as his works predated main books by both Leo Tolstoy and Fedor Dostoyevsky. Nowadays he is relatively rarely remembered, definitely obscured by these two celebrated classics. He did not have their obcession with ethical and religious issues and should be considered not a Large Ham in comparison to them. Moreover any of his novels is less often brough up than Literature/Oblomov whose protagoist became a household name.

Turgenev at some point emigrated to France where he lived for the most of the last decades of his life. He became friends with Creator/GustaveFlaubert as well as other acclaimed Grench writers of that time.

The style of his prose is considered to be exemplary (definitely better than that of Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky). Dostoyevsky wrote a caricature of Turgenev in Literature/Demons depicting him as Karmazinov.

!! Bibliography

Main novels:
* Rudin (Рудин), 1857
* Home of the Gentry, A House of Gentlefolk or A Nest of Gentlefolk (Дворянское гнездо), 1859.
* On the Eve (Накануне), 1860
* Fathers and Sons (Отцы и дети), 1862
* Smoke 1867 Dym (Дым); English translation:
* Nov (Новь,)1877

Other significant works:

* A Sportsman's Sketches(Записки охотника), 1852
* Mumu (Муму), 1854
* Asya (Aся), 1858
* First Love(Первая любовь), 1860
* Spring Torrents (Вешние воды), 1872

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