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On the Eve

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On the Eve

by Ivan Turgenev

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Foreign Languages, Moscow, No date. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. 180 pp. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding firm. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Previous owner's name ink-stamped. Edges foxed. Covers slightly marked. From the Classics of Russian Literature series. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Russia; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 15894. .

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Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was born in 1818 in the Province of Orel, and suffered during his childhood from a tyrannical mother. After the family had moved to Moscow in 1827 he entered Petersburg University where he studied philosophy. When he was nineteen he published his first poems and, convinced that Europe contained the source of real knowledge, went to the University of Berlin. After two years he returned to Russia and took his degree at the University of Moscow. In 1843 he fell in love with Pauline Garcia-Viardot, a young Spanish singer, who influenced the rest of his life; he followed her on her singing tours in Europe and spent long periods in the French house of herself and her husband, both of whom accepted him as a family friend. He sent his daughter by a sempstress to be brought up among the Viardot children. After 1856 he lived mostly abroad, and he became the first Russian writer to gain a wide reputation in Europe; he was a well-known figure in Parisian literary circles, where his friends included Flaubert and the Goncourt brothers, and an honorary degree was conferred on him at Oxford. His series of six novels reflect a period of Russian life from 1830s to the 1870s: they are Rudin (1855), A House of Gentlefolk (1858), On the Eve (1859; a Penguin Classic), Fathers and Sons (1861), Smoke (1867) and Virgin Soil (1876). He also wrote plays, which include the comedy A Month in the Country ; short stories and Sketches from a Hunter’s Album (a Penguin Classic); and literary essays and memoirs. He died in Paris in 1883 after being ill for a year, and was buried in Russia.

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Bookseller
Dreadnought Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
15894
Title
On the Eve
Author
Ivan Turgenev
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good Condition
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
Edition Unstated
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Foreign Languages
Place of Publication
Moscow
Date published
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Keywords
BZDB243 fiction, Russia Fiction; Russia; On the Eve Ivan Turgenev
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