In this study,we will make an attempt to analyse comparatively two works of art, which were written in the transition period from romance to realism in Russian and Turkish literature by the two master authors, who pioneered with their own understanding of art. In this context, our work will examine the subject, character and similarities and differences in social living in Pushkin's "Mistress into Maid" story and H. R. Gurpinar's "The Marriage Under A Comet" novel. Although there are no exact similarities in the life stories and in the social status of Pushkin and Huseyin Rahmi, one thing that unites them is ground-breaking innovations in community life that they accomplished through their art. Pushkin is the first artist who brings in the authentic identity and national character into the Russian literature. Being an Istanbul author and choosing only this city as a venue to his works, Huseyin Rahmi, just as Pushkin, aims to address to common class and stands for language simplification of the period. In the Turkish and Russian societies on the spur of the moment of the transition from romanticism to realism and in the highlight the national literature both Pushkin and Huseyin Rahmi are imperiously undisputed masters. Above mentioned works carry the great deal of importance for the reason of bringing to the meeting point two great writers of two different nations. Aim of the study is to reveal cultural similarities and differences in terms of subject and character descriptions by considering two different works of art, that was written in two different countries at different times, and, also, to show the path followed by the two different authors to reach the same aim.
Pushkin and Gurpinar, cultural similarities, family srtucture, social life.