This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Alexander Pushkin - This person was born in Moscow and educated at the Lyceum at Tsarskoye Selo, having published poetry as early as 1814.
Nikolay Vasilievich Gogol-Yanovsky - This person was born in Sorochintsy into a family of Ukrainian Cossack gentry and educated at the Lyceum at Nezhin, having worked in the civil service, and taught history at various postings.
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev - This person was born into a wealthy family in the Province of Oryol and studied philosophy in German, having contemplated becoming a university professor before selecting a literary...
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