Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches (1852), was a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons (1862) is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.
Turgenev was impressed with German society and returned home believing that Russia could best improve itself by incorporating ideas from the Age of Enlightenment. Like many of his educated contemporaries, he was particularly opposed to serfdom. In 1841, Turgenev started his career in Russian civil service and spent two years working for the Ministry of Interior (1843-1845).
Turgenev's artistic purity made him a favorite of like-minded novelists of the next generation, such as Henry James and Joseph Conrad, both of whom greatly preferred Turgenev to Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. James, who wrote no fewer than five critical essays on Turgenev's work, claimed that "his merit of form is of the first order" (1873) and praised his "exquisite delicacy", which "makes too many of his rivals appear to hold us, in comparison, by violent means, and introduce us, in comparison, to vulgar things" (1896).
This book contains collection of best 20 Titles.
Book 1 : A Desperate Character
Book 2 : Dream tales and prose poems
Book 3 : First Love
Book 4 : The Inn
Book 5 : The Jew and other stories
Book 6 : Knock, knock, knock
Book 7 : A Month in the Country
Book 8 : Mumu
Book 9 : Punin and Baburin
Book 10 : Smoke
Book 11 : The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other
Book 12 : Fathers and Sons
Book 13 : A House of Gentlefolk
Book 14 : A House of Gentlefolk
Book 15 : Rudin
Book 16 : A Sportsman's Sketches
Book 17 : Virgin Soil
Book 18 : The Torrents of Spring
Book 19 : The Watch
Book 20 : Lieutenant Yergunov's Story