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Un Rêve

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J'ETAIS l'unique souci de maman, et nos deux existences faisaient corps, pour ainsi dire. Ces relations entre parents et enfants ne sont pas toujours recommandables... il arrive même qu'elles soient néfastes. Ajoutez à cela que j'étais fils unique... et la plupart des enfants qui se trouvent dans mon cas ne reçoivent pas une éducation normale. En les élevant, les parents songent trop à eux-mêmes... Cela n'est pas bon. Je n'étais ni gâté, ni aigri (deux défauts qui guettent tous les enfants uniques), mais mon système nerveux avait été ébranlé prématurément. D'ailleurs, en général, ma santé laissait fort à désirer : j'avais hérité cela de ma mère, à qui je ressemblais beaucoup, à tous les points de vue.

Récits d'un Chasseur

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Khor et Kalinitch, paru dans une revue, rendit célèbre Tourgueniev. Ce premier texte donne le thème de l'ensemble des récits de ce recueil: la chasse, dans de superbes paysages de plaines, de bois, d'étangs où l'on s'égare très vite, sous une chaleur torride ou une pluie battante. Nous découvrons la vie des paysans russes vers 1850, leurs croyances naïves, leurs chansons, leurs disputes (que de femmes battues!) mais surtout leur vie terrible: les maîtres décident de tout (mariage, emploi), les déplacent à leur gré et appliquent une justice très approximative quand ils osent se plaindre. La faim, la peur et la soumission à une hiérarchie corrompue sont le quotidien de nombreux moujiks. L'auteur (narrateur des récits) dénonce ici l'horreur du servage, ce qui lui valut un exil dans ses terres, tout en révélant aux Russes l'âme de son peuple.

7 Best Short Stories by Ivan Turgenev

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Welcome to the 7 Best Short Stories book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. This edition is dedicated to russian writer Ivan Turgenev, considered the popularizer of Russian literature in the West. Turgenev's artistic purity made him a favorite of like-minded novelists of the next generation, such as Henry James and Joseph Conrad. Works selected for this book: A Desperate Character; Knock, Knock, Knock; A Strange Story; The Dog; The District Doctor; The Inn; Mumu. Bonus content: Foreword by Henry James. If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!

Dimitri Roudine

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Roudine est admis dans le salon de Daria Lassounska. Il brille par son éloquence, séduit les âmes, s'installe comme interlocuteur privilégié de la maîtresse de maison, ravissant jusqu'au coeur de Natalie, la fille de Daria. Est-ce un tartuffe ? Un beau parleur ? Qui peut dire si Roudine, homme de paroles et d'idées, est capable d'éprouver une passion véritable ? Dimitri Roudine, publié en 1856, marque durablement Henry James, qui déclare Tourguéniev premier romancier de son temps.

Toc... Toc... Toc ! Etude

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Le jour de sa promotion — cela se passait aux environs du 15 mars —, Teglev se promenait le long des quais, en compagnie de quelques camarades impatients d'étrenner leurs uniformes tout neufs. Le printemps était précoce et la glace fondait déjà sur la Néva ; le courant avait emporté les blocs les plus gros, et il ne flottait plus à la surface du fleuve qu'une couche mince et peu résistante. Les jeunes gens devisaient joyeusement, riaient... quand l'un d'eux s'arrêta : il venait d'apercevoir, à une vingtaine de mètres du bord, un caniche qui s'était réfugié sur une glace plus stable que les autres et hurlait en tremblant de tout son corps transi.

Une nichée de gentilshommes

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Après un bonheur incomplet, mensonger, qu'il vécut avec sa femme, et la séparation douloureuse qui s'en suivit, Lavretzky apprend la mort de celle-ci. Il rencontre Lise. Trouvera t-il enfin le bonheur auprès d'elle? Ce roman figure parmi les plus achevés de l'auteur sur le plan esthétique. Les personnages y sont traités avec justesse et poésie.

Le Chant de l'amour triomphant

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A la même époque, il y avait à Ferrare une jeune damoiselle du nom de Valéria. Elle passait pour être l'une des plus grandes beautés de la ville, encore qu'on ne la vît guère, car elle menait un genre de vie fort retiré et ne sortait de chez elle que pour se rendre à l'église, ou à la promenade, les jours de fête. Elle habitait avec sa mère, une veuve noble, mais peu fortunée, dont elle était l'unique enfant. Quiconque la croisait dans la rue, éprouvait aussitôt un sentiment d'involontaire surprise, due à sa beauté, et de tendre respect, inspiré par sa modestie : la jeune fille semblait ne pas se rendre compte du charme qui émanait de toute sa personne.

Ivan Turgenev

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Ivan Turgenev - Harold Bloom Summary

A collection of critical essays discusses the works of the Russian author.

Spring Torrents

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Spring Torrents - Ivan Turgenev Summary

Returning to Russia from a tour in Italy, twenty-three-year-old Dimitry Sanin breaks his journey in Frankfurt. There he encounters the beautiful Gemma Roselli, who works in her parents' patisserie, and falls deeply and deliriously in love for the first time. Convinced that nothing can come in the way of everlasting happiness with his fiancée, Dimitry impetuously decides to begin a new life and sell his Russian estates. But when he meets the potential buyer, the intriguing Madame Polozov, his youthful vulnerability makes him prey for a darker, destructive infatuation. A novel of haunting beauty, Spring Torrents (1870-1) is a fascinating, partly autobiographical account of one of Turgenev's favourite themes - a man's inability to love without losing his innocence and becoming enslaved to obsessive passions.

A Nest of Gentlefolk and Other Stories (riverrun editions)

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This riverrun edition of Turgenev's most accomplished stories contains A Nest of Gentlefolk, A Quiet Backwater, First Love, and A Lear of the Steppes - the defining masterpieces of his career. Justly celebrated as a novelist, playwright, and poet, these stories encapsulate his skills: in the scope and span of his depiction of nineteenth-century provincial life; in his nuanced portraiture of the vivid quirks of human character; and in the elusive poise of his narrative style - all artfully captured in Jessie Coulson's subtly brilliant translation. Presented by riverrun editions with an exclusive preface by award-winning translator Boris Dralyuk.

The Novels of Ivan Turgenev: The Jew, and other stories

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Fathers and Sons

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Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev Summary

Ivan Turgenev's "Fathers and Sons" is considered to be one of the author's greatest literary achievements. It is novel about the clash of ideologies of two generations. The older generation, or the fathers, represents an aristocracy whose power and influence is fading and giving way to the younger generation, or the sons, who represent to middle class nihilistic ideology. "Fathers and Sons" is a brilliant work that captures the tension that existed among generations and class in the pre-revolutionary era in Russia.

First Love

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Vladimir Petrovich Voldemar, a 16-year-old, is staying in the country with his family and meets Zinaida Alexandrovna Zasyekina, a beautiful 21-year-old woman, staying with her mother, Princess Zasyekina, in a wing of the manor. This family, as with many of the Russian minor nobility with royal ties of that time, were only afforded a degree of respectability because of their titles; the Zasyekins, in the case of this story, are a very poor family. The young Vladimir falls irretrievably in love with Zinaida, who has a set of several other (socially more eligible) suitors whom he joins in their difficult and often fruitless search for the young lady's favour.

The Novels of Ivan Turgenev: Two friends and other stories

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The Novels of Ivan Turgenev

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Fathers and Children

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(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)Introduction by John Bayley; Translation by Avril Pyman

A House of Gentlefolk (Classic of Russian Literature)

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This eBook edition of "A House of Gentlefolk" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Fyodor Ivanych Lavretsky is the child of a distant, Anglophile father and a serf mother who dies when he is very young. Lavretsky is brought up as a nobleman, at his family's country estate home, by a severe maiden aunt. He pursues an education in Moscow, and while he is studying there, he spies a beautiful Varvara Pavlovna at the opera. They fall in love, marry, and move to Paris, where Varvara Pavlovna becomes a very popular salon hostess and begins an affair with one of her frequent visitors. Shocked by her betrayal, Lavretsky severs all contact with Varvara and returns to his family estate. Upon his return, Lavretsky meets young Liza, a lovely daughter of his cousin. He starts falling in love with her when his past shows up at his door.

The Novels of Ivan Turgenev: A house of gentlefolk

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Home of the Gentry

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On one level the novel is about the homecoming of Lavretsky, who, broken and disillusioned by a failed marriage, returns to his estate and finds love again - only to lose it. The sense of loss and of unfulfilled promise, beautifully captured by Turgenev, reflects his underlying theme that humanity is not destined to experience happiness except as something ephemeral and inevitably doomed. On another level Turgenev is presenting the homecoming of a whole generation of young Russians who have fallen under the spell of European ideas that have uprooted them from Russia, their 'home', but have proved ultimately superfluous. In tragic bewilderment, they attempt to find reconciliation with their land.

Fathers and Sons

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Set in 1859 at the moment when the Russian autocratic state began to move hesitantly towards social and political reform, this novel explores the conflict between the liberal-minded fathers of Russian reformist sympathies and their free-thinking intellectual sons whose revolutionary ideology threatened the stability of the state.

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