Spring Torrents [NOOK Book]

Overview

Considered to be Turgenev's greatest love story, The Torrents of Spring is a bittersweet story of young love steered astray by passion. While traveling through Germany, nobleman Dmitri Sanin meets Gemma Roselli, a beautiful Italian girl who works in her family's shop. They fall in love as Sanin saves Gemma's brother life and defends her honor in a duel. Romance turns toward heartbreak, though, when Sanin falls under the spell of an imperious woman.
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Overview

Considered to be Turgenev's greatest love story, The Torrents of Spring is a bittersweet story of young love steered astray by passion. While traveling through Germany, nobleman Dmitri Sanin meets Gemma Roselli, a beautiful Italian girl who works in her family's shop. They fall in love as Sanin saves Gemma's brother life and defends her honor in a duel. Romance turns toward heartbreak, though, when Sanin falls under the spell of an imperious woman.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781304093295
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 656,607
  • File size: 497 KB

Meet the Author

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was born in 1818 in the Province of Orel, and suffered during his childhood from a tyrannical mother. After the family had moved to Moscow in 1827 he entered Petersburg University where he studied philosophy. When he was nineteen he published his first poems and, convinced that Europe contained the source of real knowledge, went to the University of Berlin. After two years he returned to Russia and took his degree at the University of Moscow. In 1843 he fell in love with Pauline Garcia-Viardot, a young Spanish singer, who influenced the rest of his life; he followed her on her singing tours in Europe and spent long periods in the French house of herself and her husband, both of whom accepted him as a family friend. He sent his daughter by a sempstress to be brought up among the Viardot children. After 1856 he lived mostly abroad, and he became the first Russian writer to gain a wide reputation in Europe; he was a well-known figure in Parisian literary circles, where his friends included Flaubert and the Goncourt brothers, and an honorary degree was conferred on him at Oxford. His series of six novels reflect a period of Russian life from 1830s to the 1870s: they are Rudin (1855), A House of Gentlefolk (1858), On the Eve (1859; a Penguin Classic), Fathers and Sons (1861), Smoke (1867) and Virgin Soil (1876). He also wrote plays, which include the comedy A Month in the Country; short stories and Sketches from a Hunter’s Album (a Penguin Classic); and literary essays and memoirs. He died in Paris in 1883 after being ill for a year, and was buried in Russia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2000

    Wonderful

    Spring Torrents is a story for everyone who has ever been in love to read. Finding true love, and then ruining it all due to a chance encounter. The only disappointing part of this book is the ending, in which Turgenev seemed to be rushing to end the book. The suffering in this book relates to that of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2000

    Captivating

    I first read 'Spring Torrents' at the impressionable age of 18. I re-read the book recently and amazingly, after years of disappointment in love, I found that the beauty and power of love still enrapture me tremendously. I hope that other readers will share the same wonderful feeling when they read the description of the first moments when the two main characters fall in love. Beautiful beyond words!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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