Sketches from a Hunter's Album: The Complete Edition (Paperback)
Maybe the first modern short story collection. Reading Turgenev is like waking up to bird-calls--jolting, naturalistic, consciousness-altering. No one else, not even Tolstoy, evokes pastoral Russia with such a compassionate brush. This book helped turn public opinion against serfdom, proving that political writing need not bear a whiff of sentimentality.— Hank
Sketches from a Hunter's Album: The Complete EditionBy Ivan Turgenev.