Smoke

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Kessinger Publishing, Mar 1, 2005 - Fiction - 248 pages
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1919. Turgenieff (Turgenev), novelist, poet, and playwright, known for his detailed descriptions about everyday live in Russia in the 19th century, he portrayed realistically the peasantry and the rising intelligentsia in its attempt to move the country into a new age. Smoke is the story of European community roots and changes, reflected both in Russian politics and in the lives of two individuals who find philosophies diverging. An excellent story of change permeating into all levels of society. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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User Review  - Laurele - Goodreads

A Russian abroad has his life nearly ruined by the scent of heliotrope. Read full review

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User Review  - Deanne - Goodreads

Set in Baden-Baden our hero comes across a woman who broke his heart years ago in Moscow. It's a story which involves politics, changes which were ocurring in Russia and the looking to western Europe ... Read full review

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Ivan Turgenev, 1818 - 1883 Novelist, poet and playwright, Ivan Turgenev, was born to a wealthy family in Oryol in the Ukraine region of Russia. He attended St. Petersburg University (1834-37) and Berlin University (1838-41), completing his master's exam at St. Petersburg. His career at the Russian Civil Service began in 1841. He worded for the Ministry of Interior from 1843-1845. In the 1840's, Turgenev began writing poetry, criticism, and short stories under Nikolay Gogol's influence. "A Sportsman's Sketches" (1852) were short pieces written from the point of view of a nobleman who learns to appreciate the wisdom of the peasants who live on his family's estate. This brought him a month of detention and eighteen months of house arrest. From 1853-62, he wrote stories and novellas, which include the titles "Rudin" (1856), "Dvorianskoe Gnedo" (1859), "Nakanune" (1860) and "Ottsy I Deti" (1862). Turgenev left Russia, in 1856, because of the hostile reaction to his work titled "Fathers and Sons" (1862). Turgenev finally settled in Paris. He became a corresponding member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences in 1860 and Doctor of Civil Law at Oxford University in 1879. His last published work, "Poems in Prose," was a collection of meditations and anecdotes. On September 3, 1883, Turgenev died in Bougival, near Paris.

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