Biography: Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818-1883) was an important Russian writer, producing novels, plays and short stories. Many of his works focus on the Russian social and political issues of the time, including titles such as his well-known Fathers and Sons (1862) A romantic at heart, Turgenev carried on a life-long love affair with the French singer Pauline Viardot-Garcia. Some of his most famous stories feature romance, including First Love (1850) and The Torrents of Spring (1872).

Books published by author:

  1. Spring Torrents
    Spring Torrents
    by Ivan Turgenev

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    Young Russian landowner Dimitry Sanin falls so in love with a German girl that he gives up his Russian estate to come and work in her family pastry shop. They seem destined to marry until Dimitry is ensnared by a sophisticated older woman who has other plans for him.

    Category: Historical Romance