Noted Authors

July 11, 1999

(Ivan Turgenev)


A Russian novelist, Turgenev sat on the editorial board of the newspaper the Contemporary.

For his 1860 novel "On the Eve," he was accused of plagiarism. He demanded that three literary men judge the case, and he was cleared of the charge.

His book "Fathers and Sons" was also surrounded in controversy and caused Turgenev to leave Russia. He retaliated in part with "Smoke."

Turgenev's last attempt at a novel was "Virgin Soil," which also met with much criticism.

-- Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia

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