After 1856 he lived mostly abroad, and he became the first Russian writer to gain a wide reputation in Europe
After the family had moved to Moscow in 1827 he entered St Petersburg University where he studied philosophy
After two years he returned to Russia and took his degree at the University of Moscow
He died in Paris in 1883.
He wrote many novels, plays, short stories and novellas, of which First Love 1860 is the most famous
Here are stories lyrical and savage poems epic and intimate essays satirical and inspirational and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions
Introducing Little Black Classics 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday
Ivan Turgenev 1818-1883
Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries
They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe
Turgenev's works available in Penguin Classics are Fathers and Sons, First Love, Home of the Gentry, On the Eve, Rudin, Sketches from a Hunter's Album, Spring Torrents and Three Sketches from a Hunter's Album. About the Author Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was born in 1818 in the province of Oryol
When he was nineteen he published his first poems and went to the University of Berlin
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You told me ... Turgenev's accounts of hunting in rural Russia, and the extraordinary characters he meets there