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Ivan S. Turgenev

Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev’s (October 28, 1818 – September 3, 1883) authored a landmark in Russian Realism when he published his first short story collection, A Sportsman’s Sketches, in 1852 [alternately titled, Sketches from a Hunter’s Album, and Notes of a Hunter]. His second great achievement came in 1862 with the publication of his novel Fathers and Sons.
Turgenev is featured in our favorite Russian Writers. You may also enjoy reading Henry James’s endearing essay about his personable nature, titled Ivan Turgenev.
The following biographical detail is from a 1917 introductory note to that novel.
William Allan Neilson


  • A Sportsman’s Sketches
  • Fathers and Sons
  • Smoke
  • Short Stories

  • A Desperate Character
  • A Strange Story
  • Knock, Knock, Knock
  • Mumu
  • The Counting-House
  • The District Doctor
  • The Dog
  • The Duellist
  • The Inn
  • The Watch