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  • Published: 15 November 1994
  • ISBN: 9781857151916
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99

First Love And Other Stories



This volume contains two of the world's great love stories - FIRST LOVE, and SPRING TORRENTS, which show Turgenev at his very best. Simple, direct and tender, they record the pains and glories of youthful infatuation in a style which evokes exactly and in detail what it is like to be young and in love. In addition, there is a third, much shorter story, A FIRE AT SEA, translated by Isaiah Berlin, and an introduction to the whole volume by V. S. Pritchett.

  • Published: 15 November 1994
  • ISBN: 9781857151916
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Ivan Turgenev

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was born in 1818 in the province of Oryol. After the family had moved to Moscow in 1827 he entered St Petersburg University where he studied philosophy. When he was nineteen he published his first poems and went to the University of Berlin. After two years he returned to Russia and took his degree at the University of Moscow. After 1856 he lived mostly abroad, and he became the first Russian writer to gain a wide reputation in Europe. He wrote many novels, plays, short stories and novellas, of which First Love (1860) is the most famous. He died in Paris in 1883.

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