Fathers And Sons by Ivan TurgenevFathers And Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Fathers And Sons

byIvan Turgenev

Paperback | January 27, 1998


Against the background of the liberation of Russia's serfs during the 1860s, a generational conflict flares between older aristocrats and radical youths. Quarrels, romance, and misunderstandings ensue when an outspoken young nihilist accompanies a school friend home for an extended visit. One of the truly great 19th-century Russian novels, available in an inexpensive edition.
Ivan Turgenev, 1818 - 1883 Novelist, poet and playwright, Ivan Turgenev, was born to a wealthy family in Oryol in the Ukraine region of Russia. He attended St. Petersburg University (1834-37) and Berlin University (1838-41), completing his master's exam at St. Petersburg. His career at the Russian Civil Service began in 1841. He worded...
Title:Fathers And SonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:January 27, 1998Publisher:Dover Publications

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486400735

ISBN - 13:9780486400730

Appropriate for ages: 14

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a bad use of day I read this book while waiting at the airport and found it fairly easy to read compared to the other great Russian writers such as Tolstoy and Dostovesky. I did enjoy it however compared to other Russian books written at the time I found it paled in comparison. I would recommend it to those looking to step in the waters of Russian literature since I found it more approachable than works like Crime and Punishment and War and Peace (although I personally think those two are far better works than this one). Overall a good read, just not a great one.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic #plumreview Brilliantly portrays the looming generation gap between the younger intellectuals and the previous, more traditionally bound generation. Turgenev conveys all the depths and limitations of "the new way" through Bazarov, the novel's complicated main character.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turgenev's best work. His portrayal of Russia's young intellectuals is very well presented. Turgenev's descriptions of everything from casual mannerisms to complex thoughts is detailed, vivid and insightful and brings out all of his characters' dimensions. Bazarov, the anti-hero, draws the reader into the novel which unfolds with brilliant fluidity. Conversations are natural and flowing and the Bazarov-Pavel Petrovic duality give the reader a glimpse into the conflicting essence of the generation gap of mid 1860s Russia.
Date published: 2002-08-24

From Our Editors

When first published in 1862, this novel of a divided Russia, with peasants set against masters and fathers set against sons, caused great outrage. But its enduring legacy of social insight and conscience mixed with drama has given it universal appeal. Features an introduction by Anna Tolstoy in an exciting new Bantam Classics' package.