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Rudin is a novel by Turgenev. Rudin is a highly educated, well-brought up man in his 30s living in Russia. He embodies the Superfluous Man popular in Russian literature: a man of high intelligence and ideals with no action. He is, essentially, all talk and incapable of following through with his thoughts and desires. He is a moocher, living off of the generosity of others. He is taken in by Darya Lasunsky, mother of 17-year-old beauty, Natalya. Rudin befriends Natalya, an equally intelligent young woman, filled with secrets, most important of which are her feelings for Rudin. As they become more honest and open with one another their secret is discovered and the relationship is vetoed by Natalya's mother. Rudin leaves and spends the rest of his days as a wanderer, consistently misunderstood, even upon his death.