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A London exile

  • Patrick Waddington

Abstract

Turgenev’s longest spell of residence in England took place during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1. So much is known about it that one cannot hope to deal with everything or even treat the period chronologically. It will be necessary to group Turgenev’s most interesting experiences round certain people or events. But first one should provide a framework by surveying the external circumstances of it all. As usual, these were intimately bound up with the needs of Pauline Viardot.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Waddington
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  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand

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