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Born in Orel in central Russia in 1818 Ivan Turgenev studied at the universities in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Berlin and worked briefly for the civil service before turning to writing. He wrote several novels that examined the social, political and philosophical issues of the time as well as many plays and short stories. Living mainly in Baden-Baden and Paris Turgenev was acquainted with a variety of influential writers and met Dickens and Trollope among others on his travels to England. He was widely perceived to be the first major Russian writer to achieve great success in Europe. Turgenev died in Paris in 1883. The subtitle of Richard Garnett's biography (reissued in Faber Finds) of his grandmother, Constance Garnett (1861-1946) is A Heroic Life. It couldn't be more apt. She remains the most prolific English translator of Russian literature: twelve volumes of Dostoevsky, five of Gogol, six of Herzen (his complete My Past and Thoughts), seventeen of Tchehov (her spelling), five of Tolstoy, eleven of Turgenev and so on. Many of these will be appearing in Faber Finds. In all she translated over sixty works. It is not, however, the sheer quantity that is to be celebrated, though that in itself is remarkable, it is more the enduring quality of her work. Of course there have been critics - translation is a peculiarly controversial subject, but there have been many more admirers. Tolstoy himself praised her. Of her Turgenev translations, Joseph Conrad said 'Turgeniev (sic) for me is Constance Garnett and Constance Garnett is Turgeniev'. Katherine Mansfield declared the lives of her generation of writers were transformed by Constance Garnett's translations, and H. E. Bates went so far as to say that modern English Literature itself could not have been what it is without her translations. This extraordinary achievement was accomplished despite poor health and poor eyesight, the latter being ruined by her labours on War and Peace ,a tragic if fitting sacrifice; hers indeed was A Heroic Life.
Fathers and Sons By Ivan Turgenev
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A Sportsman's Notebook By Ivan Turgenev
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Fathers and Sons By Ivan Turgenev
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Sketches from a Hunter's Album By Ivan Turgenev
Sketches from a Hunter's Albumby Ivan Turgenev
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Home of the Gentry By Ivan Turgenev
Home of the Gentryby Ivan Turgenev
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First Love and Other Stories By Ivan Turgenev
First Love and Other Storiesby Ivan Turgenev
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Sketches from a Hunter's Album By Ivan Turgenev
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Smoke: New Translation By Ivan Turgenev
Smoke: New Translationby Ivan Turgenev
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First Love By Ivan Turgenev
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Spring Torrents By Ivan Turgenev
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Rudin By Ivan Turgenev
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A Month in the Country By Ivan Turgenev
A Month in the Countryby Ivan Turgenev
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Virgin Soil By Ivan Turgenev
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First Love By Ivan Turgenev
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Fathers and Children: New Translation By Ivan Turgenev
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First Love And Other Stories By Ivan Turgenev
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Smoke By Ivan Turgenev
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Faust: New Translation By Ivan Turgenev
Faust: New Translationby Ivan Turgenev
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Rudin By Ivan Turgenev
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Fathers and Sons (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) By Ivan Turgenev
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Faust By Ivan Turgenev
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Literary Reminiscences By Ivan Turgenev
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Asya By Ivan Turgenev
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Padri e figli By Ivan Turgenev
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A Month in the Country By Ivan Turgenev
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Three Sketches from a Hunter's Album By Ivan Turgenev
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A month in the country By Ivan Turgenev
A month in the countryby Ivan Turgenev
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Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
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Spring Torrents By Ivan Turgenev
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First Love and Other Stories By Ivan Turgenev
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Fathers and Sons By Ivan Turgenev
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Three Plays By Ivan Turgenev
Three Playsby Ivan Turgenev
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A Month in the Country By Ivan Turgenev
A Month in the Countryby Ivan Turgenev
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Fathers and Sons By Ivan Turgenev
Fathers and Sonsby Ivan Turgenev
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