The Complete Works of Ivan Turgenieff; Finely Bound
The Novels and Stories of Ivan Turgenieff.
Turgenieff, Ivan (Turgenev).$2,800.00
Item Number: 3710
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903.
The complete works of Ivan Turgenieff. Translated by Isabel F. Hapgood. With an introduction by Henry James. Octavo, 16 volumes. Bound in the publisher’s three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards, top edge gilt. Raised bands, gilt titles to the spine, richly gilt in compartments with a central floral device, each with blue onlaid petals. Marbled endpapers, frontispiece to each volume, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels. In very good condition with light wear. A beautiful set of the best English translation of Turgenieff.
The works of Turgenieff present a "realistic, affectionate portrayals of the Russian peasantry and [his] penetrating studies of the Russian intelligentsia who were attempting to move the country into a new age His greatest work was always topical, committed literature, having universal appeal in the elegance of the love story and the psychological acuity of the portraiture" (Britannica). Includes his major short story collection A Sportsman's Sketches which remains a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.