Ivan Turgenev

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Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (November 9 [O.S. October 28] 1818 – September 3 [O.S. August 22] 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches, is a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.

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A Dream

I fancied I was somewhere in Russia, in the wilds, in a simple country

How Fair, How Fresh Were The Roses ...

Somewhere, sometime, long, long ago, I read a poem. It was soon forgotten
… but the first line has stuck in my memory-

The Sparrow

I was returning from hunting, and walking along an avenue of the garden, my
dog running in front of me.

The Rose

The last days of August…. Autumn was already at hand.

The sun was setting. A sudden downpour of rain, without thunder or

The Nymphs

I stood before a chain of beautiful mountains forming a semicircle. A
young, green forest covered them from summit to base.

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