First Love

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ivan Turgenev

Narrated By: Martin Geeson

Publisher: Authors Republic

Date: July 2016

Duration: 3 hours 2 minutes


The title of the novella is almost an adequate summary in itself. The "boy-meets-girl-then-loses-her" story is universal but not, I think, banal - despite a surprise ending which notoriously turns out to be very little of a surprise. First Love is given its originality and poignancy by Turgenev's mastery of the piercing turning-point (akin to Joyce's "epiphanies") that transforms the character's whole being, making a tragic outcome inevitable.


First Love

by Ivan Turgenev

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First Love, Ivan Turgenev