I have thought for some time that the flaws of a masterpiece are its most endearing features. Turgenev appears to write spontaneously without reading what he has written just a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Adam B. Ritchie Jr.
Russian names are sometimes confusing but this story held my interest from start to fiinish,however I would not rush to read more by this authorPublished 13 months ago by grace dow
As an avid reader of Russian fiction (in translation), I found the first 3/4 of this book to be exceptionally uneventful and uninteresting. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Steve R. Marquardt
A very hard to find Turganev novel. Everyone should read him. One of the best Russian writers of all timePublished 20 months ago by Tom Bloom
Already in his thirties, Lavretsky returns to his hometown of O... in Russia. He descends form a strange family of landed gentry. Read morePublished on July 21, 2009 by Guillermo Maynez