It is a novella in which Turgenev has transformed King Lear's tragedy and took it to an entirely different level. Harlov, the Lear and his daughter are remarkably portrayed characters. Turgenev has predilection for portraying delicate female characters and his prowess in capturing complete emotional process in love is evident here. Appealing
Turgenev is famous for his revolutionary doctrines which widely spread in Russia in the 19th century. His works are full of vivid descriptions of Russian life and some of them present slight psychological analysis and self-evaluation.
Place of Publication
Country of Publication