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Fathers and Sons (1862)

by Ivan Turgenev

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  E.P.G | May 30, 2016 |
Great book especially because of the rebellious Bazarov who is an unapologetic rebel, a nihilist who challenges every Russian traditional value there is to be challenged. This is a great description of generational divide and almost a prophetical novel given the turmoils and destruction russia went trough in the next 100 years after this novel was written. I put this roughly in the same place as [bc:The Idiot|12505|The Idiot|Fyodor Dostoyevsky|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327865902s/12505.jpg|6552198] By [a:Fyodor Dostoyevsky|3137322|Fyodor Dostoyevsky|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1456149904p2/3137322.jpg]. However Fathers and Sons moves the story much more quickly and in the end you get the feeling that the book was even too short. A remarkable thing to say about a russian novel in the world of aristocracy and social and political upheaval.

Turgenev is easy to read, despite this book having a character you would like to punch on multiple occasions in the face. The foreword is great the afterword is great and the annotations guiding the modern day reader are great. A great tribute for penguin classics.
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  Kindnist85 | May 25, 2016 |
Written in 1862, this is a lovely book about relationships - all kinds. Like the author, the characters are Russians and the story takes place about the same time when nihilists sought to change the old ways. One of my friends says, "It's a love story", and it is all that and so much more. ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
Simpler and easier to follow than many Russian novels. The names and patronimics were dinstinct which made keeping track of characters much less taxing. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Simpler and easier to follow than many Russian novels. The names and patronimics were dinstinct which made keeping track of characters much less taxing. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Turgenev, Ivanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beckmann, MatthiasIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bein, KazimierzTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edmonds, RosemaryTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Freeborn, RichardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garnett, ConstanceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guerney, Bernard GuilbertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hodge, AlanForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Konkka, JuhaniTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nitschke, AnneloreÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reavy, GeorgeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Виссариона Григорьевича Белинского
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"Well, Piotr, not in sight yet?" was the question asked on May the 20th, 1859, by a gentleman of a little over forty, in a dusty coat and checked trousers, who came out without his hat on to the low steps of the posting station at S—.
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When Arkady Petrovich comes home from college, his father finds his eager, naive son changed almost beyond recognition, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen under the powerful influence of the friend accompanying him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Arkady's father by criticizing the landowning way of life and by his outspoken determination to sweep away the traditional values of contemporary Russian society. Turgenev's depiction of the conflict between generations and their ideals stunned readers when "Fathers and Sons" was first published in 1862. But many could sympathize with Arkady's fascination with the nihilistic hero whose story vividly captures the hopes and regrets of a changing Russia.

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Considered one of the world's greatest novels, this controversial classic offers modern readers a vivid, timeless depiction of the clash between the older Russian aristocracy and the youthful radicalism that foreshadowed the revolution. Includes a new introduction. Reissue.… (more)

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