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turgenev: the end

The power of the pen over the sword… …The Viardot’s had been living in Baden-Baden because of Louis Viardot’s hatred of Napoleon III. After the emperor’s abdication in 1870, they returned to France and settled in a house at Bougival, … Continue reading

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turgenev: fathers & sons & a smoke

Ivan Turgenev was Russia’s great emancipator of the serf. His method: Show what their lives were really like through his stories and novels… …Alexander II’s emancipation act of the serfs ¬†of 1861 was the background for Ivan Turgenev’s next novel, … Continue reading

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turgenev: the serf and uncle tom’s cabin

Ivan Turgenev and his passion for liberty. The time was the mid-nineteenth century and a third of all Russians were serfs. Turgenev was a great emancipator and a gifted writer; he helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingeniously … Continue reading

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turgenev: sportman’s sketch

Turgenev was the great emancipator of the Russian serf. He helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingeniously devastating method: Ivan Turgenev showed them what their lives were like… The inception of the Sketches was casual. In 1847 Turgenev … Continue reading

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turgenev: taking the serf out of soviet

Ivan Turgenev was Russia’s great emancipator. He helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingeniously devastating method: showing what their lives were like… …Vavara Petrovna soon had another reason to be angry with her son. During the season of … Continue reading

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