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Rudin by Ivan Turgenev


Rudin by Ivan Turgenev

Dmitry Rudin, a high-minded gentleman of reduced means, arrives at the estate of Darya Mikhailovna, where his intelligence, eloquence and conviction immediately make a powerful impression. As he stys on longer than intended, Rudin exerts a strong influence on the younger generation, and Darya's daughter, Natalya, falls in love with him. But circumstances soon will show whether Rudin has the courage to act on his beliefs, and whether he can live ip to the image he has created for himself.


These two translations of Ivan Turgenev's earliest long fiction [Faust and Rudin] are a welcome sign of renewed interest in Russia's least-appreciated great nineteenth century novelist. * TLS * Rudin enters the familiar Turgenevan landscape of rustic tranquillity and well-bred, private contumely like a thunderbolt. * TLS * Turgenev's little-known first novel Rudin, written in 1856, centres on an excessively self-indulgent man and his doomed relationship with the daughter of his aristocratic hostess. It's an impressive debut, with complex psychology and subtle characterisation. * The Telegraph * Turgenev to me is the greatest writer there ever was. -- Ernest Hemingway

About the Author

Ivan Turgenev (1818 - 83) was a novelist, poet and dramatist, and now ranks as one of the towering figures of Russian literature. His masterpiece, Fathers and Children, is considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century.

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Publication date

21st June 2012


Ivan Turgenev

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Alma Classics an imprint of Alma Books Ltd


177 pages


Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Fiction in translation



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