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Fathers and Sons (Penguin Classics)

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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Nihilism was popularized by this novel. The younger generation portrays itself as worldly, sophisticated, and hip.

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The sons are often highly critical of the fathers. The social politics foretell the eventual revolution to come 65 years later. Thus, it is tidy and centered only on the story of the particular fathers and sons. The translation is modern and apt. I was wrong about that and glad for my mistake. Their growing pains and pleasures, constrained by culture and protocol of the time, seem normal and universal by the end of the story.

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Not one page disappoints. One of the best Russian novels of the nineteenth century, and a great place to start for anyone looking to dive into Russian literature. Set in mid-nineteenth century Russia, the novel tells the reader a great deal about life and society of the period, as well as the intellectual movements affecting Russian life and society. Moreover, and what makes this novel so enjoyable and easy to read for anyone, it contains universal themes about love and relationships between parents and children, and how those change as children grow and come to view their parents differently.

I've read it probably a dozen times and love it as much each time. I can't recommend it enough. I assign it to my classes and students always like it too.

This is my second novel by Turgenev. I enjoyed "Sketches from a Hunter's Album," better. The beginning of this novel, was intriguing while the author illustrates the plot of the characters. However, it becomes quite tedious with his introduction of additional characters whom do not play an integral part of the story. This was a disappointment. Nevertheless, the central theme revolves around the generational continuity between children and their parents even in the amidst of societal philosophical differences.

It is in these differences which remains consistent from one generation to another. A phrase in summary with a perspective that regrets that look like hopes and hopes that look like regrets result when youth has subsided and old age has not yet come. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. This plot will likely always remain fresh and relevant.

I read a lot of Russian novels, but I had never read this one by Turgenev.


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Very different from Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Chekov, etc. I am used to the Russian writers producing interesting but at least mildly depressing novels. It was set in a countryside estate instead of St. Despite just a bit of tragedy and conflict, the novel was a very relaxing read. It's the first Russian novel I have ever read where I've come away with a good feeling.

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Also by Ivan Turgenev. About Ivan Turgenev Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was born in in the Province of Orel, and suffered during his childhood from a tyrannical mother. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Praise "No fiction writer can be read through with a steadier admiration.

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