Fathers and Sons
Returning home after years away at university, Arkady is proud to introduce his clever friend Bazarov to his father and uncle. But their guest's outspoken nihilist views expose the growing distance between Arkady and his father. And when Bazarov visits his own doting but old-fashioned parents,... show more
Returning home after years away at university, Arkady is proud to introduce his clever friend Bazarov to his father and uncle. But their guest's outspoken nihilist views expose the growing distance between Arkady and his father. And when Bazarov visits his own doting but old-fashioned parents, his rejection of traditional Russian life causes even further distress. In Fathers and Sons (1862), Turgenev created a beautifully drawn portrayal of the clash between generations, at a time when the vanishing land-owning class was being overturned by a brash new breed who strove to change the world.
Peter Carson's new translation brings Turgenev's masterpiece to life for a new generation of readers, while Rosamund Bartlett's introduction discusses the immense social changes that took place in 1850s Russia. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading and notes.
"One of the first Russian novels to be translated for a wider European audience. It is a difficult art: in this superb new version, Peter Carson has succeeded splendidly" - Michael Binyon, The Times
"In you want to get as close as an English reader can to enjoying Turgenev, Carson is probably the best" - Donald Rayfield, the TLS
Publish date: 2009-11-24
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 212
Edition language: English
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