RUDIN (1856) by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883) tells the story of a character typical to Turgenev -- a "superfluous" man, weak of will, brimming with indecisive frustration -- and yet tormented by ideals. Rudin is made impotent by the dissonance of honoring the older generations while at the same time embracing the new bold epoch of pre-revolutionary Russia.
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Like all Turgenev's novels, Rudin is very enjoyable reading. There seems to be a sad, gloomy strain running through the book. While not as great as Fathers and Sons or Virgin Soil, Rudin is a work well worth buying and savoring. All of the characters are distinctive and interesting. Rudin turns out to be a complex, yet sympathetic individual. The love story is poignant.