Kasyan from the Beautiful Lands
Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. you told me ..! Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. Turgenev's accounts of hunting in rural Russia, and the extraordinary characters he meets there. He died in Paris in 1883. No, no, I've got your word for it, I've got to die ... He wrote many novels, plays, short stories and novellas, of which First Love (1860) is the most famous. 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. After two years he returned to Russia and took his degree at the University of Moscow. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883). you promised me ... When he was nineteen he published his first poems and went to the University of Berlin. 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. 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.