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The Gentle Barbarian

(1977)
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'A gentle giant', as the Goncourts called him, Turgenev emerged from the barbarous yet doting rules of a terrible mother, whose cruelties to her serfs are at the heart of his hatred of serfdom. He was saturated in femininity and could not write unless he was in love. When he freed himself from his mother, he became enslaved by the famous Spanish singer, Pauline Viardot, married to a Frenchman. He was heir to vast estates, a convinced Westerner, proud to be both European and deeply Russian, and one of the most civilized men of his time. This is his story.

Victor Sawdon Pritchett (1900-1997) was born over a toyshop in 1900 and, much to his everlasting distaste, was named after Queen Victoria. A writer and critic, his is widely reputed to be one of the best short story writers of all time, with the rare ability to capture the extraordinary strangeness of everyday life. He died in 1997.


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Hardback Editions

1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: THE GENTLE BARBARIAN
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 0-394-49730-9 / 978-0-394-49730-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gentle Barbarian: The Life and Work of Turgenev (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 1-4482-0062-8 / 978-1-4482-0062-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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November 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gentle Barbarian: The Work and Life of Turgenev
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 0-88001-120-3 / 978-0-88001-120-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco Pr
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April 1978 : USA Paperback

Title: The Gentle Barbarian
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 0-394-72526-3 / 978-0-394-72526-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Gentle Barbarian
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 1-5226-7958-8 / 978-1-5226-7958-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Gentle Barbarian
Author(s): V S Pritchett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Gentle Barbarian
Author(s): V S Pritchett
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK