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Garnett studied Latin and Greek, worked shortly as a school teacher and then, in 1893, started translating Russian literature, which became her life passion. She translated works by Goncharov, Turgenev, and Leo Tolstoy, whom she met while visiting Moscow in 1892. Constance Garnett translated dozens of thick volumes by Gogol, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Turgenev, Ostrovsky, and Chekhov.
Constance Garnett's translations of Russian classics have been highly acclaimed, although at present they seem to some critics somewhat outdated and divergent from the original. It is occasionally claimed that she "retold Russian literature in Victorian English".
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