First Love

First Love


Introduction by: V. S. Pritchett
Translator:

Format
Paperback
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$11.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140443356
  • 112 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

When the down-at-heel Princess Zasyekin moves next door to the country estate of Vladimir Petrovich’s parents, he instantly and overwhelmingly falls in love with his new neighbour’s daughter, Zinaida. But the capricious young woman already has many admirers and as she plays her suitors against each other, Vladimir’s unrequited youthful passion soon turns to torment and despair – although he remains unaware of his true rival for Zinaida’s affections. Set in the world of nineteenth-century Russia’s fading aristocracy, Turgenev’s story depicts a boy’s growth of knowledge and mastery over his own heart as he awakens to the complex nature of adult love.
First Love

First Love

Ivan Turgenev, Introduction by: V. S. Pritchett, Translator: Isaiah Berlin

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