Written in 1850, The Diary of a Superfluous Man is Turgenev’s novella in the form of the diary of a dying man. With two weeks to live, Tchulkaturin takes stock of his life only to discover how purposeless, loveless, and futile it has been. The other stories in this collection are “Three Portraits,” an historical reminiscence ignited by three paintings; “Three Meetings,” a tale of remarkable coincidences; “Mumu.” the heartbreaking story of a peasant and his dog; and “The Inn,” the story of the tribulations that befall a good and honest innkeeper when he chooses to marry a much younger woman. Translated by Isabel Hapgood.
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About the Author
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818-1883) was born to the landed aristocracy. As an adult he spent most of his time in Baden-Baden, Germany and Paris, France. A contemporary and rival of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, his works include A Sportsman’s Sketches, A Month in the Country, First Love, Diary of a Superfluous Man, Torrents of Spring, Fathers and Sons and other landmarks of nineteenth-century Russian realism.
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