First Love (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

First Love (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Ivan Turgenev
     
 

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First Love captures both the exhilarating enchantment of adolescent infatuation and the exquisite torment of adult passion. Written by Ivan Turgenev, one of the masters of Russian literature, First Love tells the story of sixteen-year-old Vladimir's first bruising brush with love. The boy falls under the spell of Zinaida, a capricious and imperiousSee more details below

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First Love captures both the exhilarating enchantment of adolescent infatuation and the exquisite torment of adult passion. Written by Ivan Turgenev, one of the masters of Russian literature, First Love tells the story of sixteen-year-old Vladimir's first bruising brush with love. The boy falls under the spell of Zinaida, a capricious and imperious beauty who delights in toying with her many suitors. Turgenev movingly details Vladimir's overheated emotional state as he blunders toward the knowledge that will shatter his innocence. Although at first glance this short work may seem a mere trifle, Turgenev manages to achieve the sublime. Anyone who has ever been in love will be touched by this tale of passion and disillusionment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411431461
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
616,540
File size:
0 MB

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