First Love by Ivan TurgenevFirst Love by Ivan Turgenev

First Love

byIvan TurgenevNarrated byConstance Garnett

Paperback | September 1, 2004

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"The great thing is to lead a normal life, and not be the slave of your passions. What do you get if not?"

One of Russian literature's most renowned love stories—a vivid and sensitive account of adolescent love, wherein the sixteen year old protagonist falls in love with a beautiful but older woman living next door, thereby plunging into a whirlwind of changing emotions that are heightened by her capriciousness, and leading to a truly heart-rending revelation.

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Ivan Turgenev was born into a wealthy, landed family in Oryol, Russia on October 28, 1818, the son of a chronically philandering cavalry officer and an unhappy, abusive heiress. As a child one of the family serfs read him verses from the Rossiad of Kheraskov, and Turgenev’s early attempts at literature and poetry gave indications of...
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Title:First LoveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:September 1, 2004Publisher:Melville HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0974607894

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