FATHERS AND SONS


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FATHERS AND SONS

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev    Book Number: 23647    Product format: Paperback

One of the greatest 19th century Russian novels, and has long been acclaimed as Turgenev's finest work. It is a political novel set in a domestic context, with a universal theme, the generational divide between fathers and sons. Set in 1859 at the moment when the Russian autocratic state began to move hesitantly towards social and political reform, the novel explores the conflict between the liberal-minded fathers of Russian reformist sympathies and their free-thinking intellectual sons whose revolutionary ideology threatened the stability of the state. At its centre is Evgeny Bazorov, a strong-willed antagonist of all forms of social orthodoxy who proclaims himself a nihilist and believes in the need to overthrow all the institutions of the state. The novel caused a bitter furore on its publication in 1862, and this, a year later, drove Turgenev from Russia. 208pp Paperback
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ISBN 9781853262869
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