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First Love

Ivan Turgenev - Author

Isaiah Berlin - Translator

V. S. Pritchett - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140443356 | 112 pages | 14 Dec 1978 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Love can be surprising. Love can be heartbreaking. Love can be an art. But love is the singular emotion that all humans rely on most . . . and crave endlessly, no matter what the cost.

Isaiah Berlin's translation reproduces in finely wrought English the original story's simplicity, lyricism, and sensitivity.

‘Love, for Turgenev, is like some brief summer whirlwind or storm that sweeps though his people and transforms them’ – V. S. Pritchett