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Essential Turgenev
by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
edited by Elizabeth Cheresh Allen
Northwestern University Press, 1994
Cloth: 978-0-8101-1060-1 | Paper: 978-0-8101-1085-4
Library of Congress Classification PG3421.A2A45 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 891.733

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Essential Turgenev will provide American readers with the first comprehensive, portable edition of this great Russian author's works. It offers an extensive introduction to the writings that established Turgenev as one of the preeminent literary figures of his time, and reveals the breadth of insight into changing social conditions that made Turgenev a portal to Russian intellectual life.

Readers will find complete, exemplary translations of Turgenev's finest novels, Rudin, A Nest of Gentry, and Fathers and Sons, along with the lapidary novella First Love. The volume also includes selections from Sportsman's Sketches, seven of Turgenev's most compelling short stories, and fifteen prose poems. It also contains samples of the author's nonfiction drawn from autobiographical sketches, memoirs, public speeches, plus the influential essay "Hamlet and Don Quixote" and correspondence with Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and others.

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