On the Eve Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev - On the Eve revolves around a girl called Elena, who meets a Bulgarian boy Insarov and soon falls in love with him. Secretly marrying in the Bulgarian revolutionary, Elena invites the ire of her parents, who had hoped to marry her to a more respectable suitor. On the outbreak of the war, Insarov's call home only complicates matters further. Insarov returns with Elena to Bulgaria, but dies on the way in Venice. Elena is never heard of again.