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First Love Illustrated

ByIvan Sergeyevich Turgenev

First Love (Russian: Первая любовь, Pervaya lyubov) is a novella by Ivan Turgenev, first published in 1860. It is one of his most popular pieces of short fiction. Vladimir Petrovich Voldemar, a 16-year-old, is staying in the country with his family and meets Zinaida Alexandrovna Zasyekina, a beautiful 21-year-old woman, staying with her mother, Princess Zasyekina, in a wing of the manor. This family, as with many of the Russian minor nobility with royal ties of that time, were only afforded a degree of respectability because of their titles; the Zasyekins, in the case of this story, are a very poor family. The young Vladimir falls irretrievably in love with Zinaida, who has a set of several other (socially more eligible) suitors whom he joins in their difficult and often fruitless search for the young lady's favour.

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Publication Date
Aug 11, 2021
Language
English
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev

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Format
EPUB

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