Penguin Classics: Sketches from a Hunter's Album

Penguin Classics: Sketches from a Hunter's Album by Ivan Turgenev
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ISBN
9780140445220
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
416
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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Turgenev's first major prose work is a series of twenty-five Sketches: the observations and anecdotes of the author during his travels through Russia satisfying his passion for hunting. His album is filled with moving insights into the lives of those he encounters peasants and landowners, doctors and bailiffs, neglected wives and bereft mothers each providing a glimpse of love, tragedy, courage and loss, and anticipating Turgenev s great later works such as First Love and Fathers and Sons. His depiction of the cruelty and arrogance of the ruling classes was considered subversive and led to his arrest and confinement to his estate, but these sketches opened the minds of contemporary readers to the plight of the peasantry and were even said to have led Tsar Alexander II to abolish serfdom.
ISBN:
9780140445220
Publication Date:
29 / 11 / 2004
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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