Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818-1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Turgenev wrote on themes similar to those found in the works of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, the gritty realism of peasant life and serfdom in Russia.
Home of the Gentry by Ivan Turgenevby Ivan Turgenev
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HOME OF THE GENTRY (or HOUSE OF GENTLEFOLK) follows the life Fyodor Ivanych Lavretsky, a wealthy Russian raised by a cruel aunt. After marrying a beautiful woman at university and moving Paris, Fyodor is shocked to discover her infidelity. He breaks things off, returning to Russia and falls in love with another woman, only to find his problems are just beginning.
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