A Sportsman's Sketches

Ivan TURGENEV (1818 - 1883), translated by Constance GARNETT (1861 - 1946)


A Sportsman's Sketches (Russian: Записки охотника; also known as The Hunting Sketches and Sketches from a Hunter's Album) was an 1852 collection of short stories by Ivan Turgenev. It was the first major writing that gained him recognition. He wrote this collection of short stories based on his own observations while hunting at his mother’s estate at Spasskoye, where he learned of the abuse of the peasants and the injustices of the Russian system that constrained them. The frequent abuse of Turgenev by his mother certainly had an effect on this work. The stories were first published in The Contemporary with each story separate before appearing in 1852 in book form. He was about to give up writing when the first story, "Khor and Kalinich," was well received. This work is part of the Russian realist tradition in that the narrator is usually an uncommitted observer of the people he meets. - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Single Author Collections

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 HOR AND KALINITCH tovarisch
00:33:48
Play 02 YERMOLAÏ AND THE MILLER'S WIFE tovarisch
00:30:15
Play 03 RASPBERRY SPRING tovarisch
00:26:16
Play 04 THE DISTRICT DOCTOR tovarisch
00:28:14
Play 05 MY NEIGHBOUR RADILOV tovarisch
00:21:29
Play 06 THE PEASANT PROPRIETOR OVSYANIKOV tovarisch
00:53:24
Play 07 LGOV tovarisch
00:28:58
Play 08 BYEZHIN PRAIRIE tovarisch
00:55:23
Play 09 KASSYAN OF FAIR SPRINGS tovarisch
00:52:37
Play 10 THE AGENT tovarisch
00:39:29
Play 11 THE COUNTING-HOUSE tovarisch
00:43:58
Play 12 BIRYUK tovarisch
00:21:25
Play 13 TWO COUNTRY GENTLEMEN tovarisch
00:25:23
Play 14 LEBEDYAN tovarisch
00:32:33
Play 15 TATYANA BORISSOVNA AND HER NEPHEW tovarisch
00:33:45
Play 16 DEATH tovarisch
00:33:04
Play 17 THE SINGERS tovarisch
00:50:44
Play 18 PIOTR PETROVITCH KARATAEV tovarisch
00:42:07
Play 19 THE TRYST tovarisch
00:25:13
Play 20 THE HAMLET OF THE SHTCHIGRI DISTRICT tovarisch
01:13:55
Play 21 TCHERTOP-HANOV AND NEDOPYUSKIN tovarisch
00:50:17
Play 22 THE END OF TCHERTOP-HANOV, Part I tovarisch
00:53:45
Play 23 THE END OF TCHERTOP-HANOV, Part II tovarisch
00:36:28
Play 24 A LIVING RELIC tovarisch
00:41:07
Play 25 THE RATTLING OF WHEELS tovarisch
00:39:11
Play 26 EPILOGUE: THE FOREST AND THE STEPPE tovarisch
00:21:38