Ivan Turgenev

Fathers and Sons


Read by Roger Melin


The fathers and children of the novel refers to the growing divide between the two generations of Russians, and the character Yevgeny Bazaro…

First Love


Read by Martin Geeson


The title of the novella is almost an adequate summary in itself. The "boy-meets-girl-then-loses-her" story is universal but not, …

The Diary of a Superfluous Man


Read by Martin Geeson


Turgenev's shy hero, Tchulkaturin, is a representative example of a Russian archetype - the "superfluous man", a sort of Hamlet no…

Poezdka v Polesye


Read by Yakovlev Valery


To tell the truth, this story — “A trip to Polesye” — is not so much complicated with philosophical or psychological ideas. In this story au…

On the Eve


Read by Nicholas Clifford


On the Eve appeared in 1860, two years before Fathers and Sons, Turgenev's most famous novel. It is set in the prior decade (by the end of t…

A Sportsman's Sketches


Read by tovarisch


A Sportsman's Sketches (Russian: Записки охотника; also known as The Hunting Sketches and Sketches from a Hunter's Album) was an 1852 collec…

The Torrents of Spring


Read by tovarisch


The Torrents of Spring, also known as Spring Torrents (Russian: Вешние воды), is a novel written by Ivan Turgenev during 1870 and 1871 when …

Smoke


Read by Lee Smalley


Smoke is an 1867 novel by the highly acclaimed Russian writer Ivan Turgenev (1818–1883) that tells the gripping story of a secret love affai…

Rudin


Read by Lee Smalley


Rudin is the first and perhaps least known novel by Ivan Turgenev, a famous Russian writer best known for his short stories and the novel Fa…

Вешние воды (Veshnie Vody)


Read by tovarisch


Основное повествование ведётся как воспоминания 52-летнего дворянина и помещика Санина о событиях 30-летней давности, случившихся в его жизн…

A Lear of the Steppes, etc.


Read by Lee Smalley


This book contains three novellas by one of the major writers of Russian literature. The first, A LEAR OF THE STEPPES, is a brilliant re-ima…