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This is a book created by one of the most outstanding Russian novelists Ivan Turgenev and published for the first time in 1860. The work raises the questions of love and the fate of lovers during the Crimean war and revolutionary changes. The principal character is Elena who is twenty-one years olf and is a serious and very beautiful young lady does not feel attracted to anyone among her friends until she meets a young Bulgarian patriot Insarov who has idealistic views on life and who then becomes her companion and causes sudden changes in her life. Besides, the problems of war and love affairs Turgenev also shows the conflict between Elena and her parents. Later on the author will study such relationship more closely in the novel Fathers and Sons.
Edward Streeter (1891-1976) was an American novelist and journalist, best known for the novel Father of the Bride (1949) and his Dere Mable series. He began his career as a reporter for the Buffalo, New York newspaper the Buffalo Express as a war correspondent and travel writer. He grew in notoriety with his Dere Mable letters, a humourous column from an illiterate soldier writing home. After returning home from the war, he pursued writing casually, deciding to focus on his work as a businessman. For eight years he served as assistant vice president, before transitioning to the Fifth Avenue Bank in New York City, where he served as vice president for twenty-five years. While serving as VP of the bank, Streeter published short stories and articles in magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post and McCall's. In 1938, he published his first novel, Daily Except Sundays. In 1944 he was elected to The Century Association, and remained a member for 32 years. His other works include: "That's Me all Over, Mable" (1919), "Same Old Bill, Eh Mable! " (1919) and "As You Were, Bill! " (1920).
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Barry Eric Odell Pain (1864-1928) was an English journalist, poet and writer. He became a prominent contributor to The Granta. He was known as a writer of parody and lightly humourous stories. In 1889, Cornhill Magazine's editor, James Payn, published his story The Hundred Gates, and shortly afterwards Pain became a contributor to Punch and The Speaker, and joined the staffs of the Daily Chronicle and Black and White. Pain's works include: In a Canadian Canoe (1891), papers reprinted from The Granta: Playthings and Parodies (1892), The Kindness of the Celestial (1894), The Octave of Claudius (1897), Eliza (1900), Another English Woman's Love Letters (1901), The Shadow of the Unseen (1907), An Exchange of Souls (1911) and others.