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A Sportsman's Sketches Ivan Turgenev

A Sportsman's Sketches (Russian: 3anncKi/i oxothmio; also known as The Hunting Sketches and Sketches from a Hunter's Album) was an 1852 collection of short stories by Ivan Turgenev. It was the first major writing that gained him recognition. He wrote this collection of short stories based on his own observations while hunting at his mother’s estate at Spasskoye, where he learned of the abuse of the peasants and the injustices of the Russian system that constrained them. The frequent abuse of Turgenev by his mother certainly had an effect on this work. The stories were first published in The Contemporary with each story separate before appearing in 1852 in book form. He was about to give up writing when the first story, "Khor and Kalinich," was well received. This work is part of the Russian realist tradition in that the narrator is usually an uncommitted observer of the people he meets.

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Read for LibriVox.org by tovarisch Total running time 16:34:26

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Cover images taken from an early edition of the book; drawn by Elizaveta Bern (1843 - 1914). Cover designed by Availle.This design is in the public domain.

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