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A Desperate Character and Other Stories

A Desperate Character and Other Stories( )
Author: Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich
Translator: Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich
ISBN:978-1-5238-4978-9
Publication Date:Feb 2016
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $5.49
Book Description:

Ivan Turgenev was an influential Russian novelist and short story writer during the 19th century, and his first collection, A Sportsman's Sketches, continues to be popular today.

Book Details
Pages:154
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.35 Inches
Book Weight:0.64 Pounds
Author Biography
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich (Author)
Ivan Turgenev, 1818 - 1883 Novelist, poet and playwright, Ivan Turgenev, was born to a wealthy family in Oryol in the Ukraine region of Russia. He attended St. Petersburg University (1834-37) and Berlin University (1838-41), completing his master's exam at St. Petersburg. His career at the Russian Civil Service began in 1841. He worded for the Ministry of Interior from 1843-1845.

In the 1840's, Turgenev began writing poetry, criticism, and short stories under Nikolay Gogol's influence. "A Sportsman's Sketches" (1852) were short pieces written from the point of view of a nobleman who learns to appreciate the wisdom of the peasants who live on his family's estate. This brought him a month of detention and eighteen months of house arrest. From 1853-62, he wrote stories and novellas, which include the titles "Rudin" (1856), "Dvorianskoe Gnedo" (1859), "Nakanune" (1860) and "Ottsy I Deti" (1862). Turgenev left Russia, in 1856, because of the hostile reaction to his work titled "Fathers and Sons" (1862).

Turgenev finally settled in Paris. He became a corresponding member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences in 1860 and Doctor of Civil Law at Oxford University in 1879. His last published work, "Poems in Prose," was a collection of meditations and anecdotes. On September 3, 1883, Turgenev died in Bougival, near Paris.

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