Spring Torrents

Spring Torrents


Introduction by: Leonard Shapiro
Translator: Leonard Shapiro

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140443691
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Returning to Russia from a tour in Italy, twenty-three-year-old Dimitry Sanin breaks his journey in Frankfurt. There he encounters the beautiful Gemma Roselli, who works in her parents’ patisserie, and falls deeply and deliriously in love for the first time. Convinced that nothing can come in the way of everlasting happiness with his fiancée, Dimitry impetuously decides to begin a new life and sell his Russian estates. But when he meets the potential buyer, the intriguing Madame Polozov, his youthful vulnerability makes him prey for a darker, destructive infatuation. A novel of haunting beauty, Spring Torrents (1870-1) is a fascinating, partly autobiographical account of one of Turgenev’s favourite themes – a man’s inability to love without losing his innocence and becoming enslaved to obsessive passions.

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Spring Torrents

Spring Torrents

Ivan Turgenev, Introduction by: Leonard Shapiro, Translator: Leonard Shapiro

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