The narrator is under the spell of Ellis – a female vampire – who takes him on series of flights to different places, such as Paris, St. Petersburg and the Isle of Wight. At these places, he becomes a witness to various incidents and becomes involves in different situations.
Why was the narrator cursed by Ellis? Why did she take him to those places and what did she wanted to show him? What will the narrator learn from their journey? How will the story end?
Find all the answers in Turgenev’s story "Phantoms" from 1863.
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Ivan Turgenev (1818 -1883) is universally acknowledged as one of the towering literary presences in Russian literature. A writer of novels and short stories, his oeuvre depicts realistic, sympathetic, and often melancholic portrayals of the Russian serfdom and the aristocracy. He was also known for his popularization of Russian realism, exquisite musical quality of his prose, and memorable characters. His best-known works include the novels "Fathers and Sons" and "On the Eve", as well as the short-story collection "A Sportsman Sketches".