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'Of course, you cannot understand me: we belong to two different generations....'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 he has brought with him.A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Arkady's father by criticising the landowning way of life and by his outspoken determination to sweep away the traditional values of contemporary Russian society.
©2009 Ivan Turgenev (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Candida on 07-04-15

Romantic Russian Novel

The perfect realistic Russian 19th century novel with all the loose ends tied at the end. Love conquers all. Has a wry good humored understanding of human nature and makes gentle fun of mens foibles.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful


By Dan Harlow on 07-07-13

The greatest novel I'll ever read

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I'm not even going to attempt to write a review, it would be impossible for me to put into any words how personal this book is for me, how much it means to me, how stunningly beautiful, sad, insightful, and perfect this novel is.

I'm not sure I ever need to read another novel again.

Fathers and Sons is perfect. I'm in love with it.

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10 of 14 people found this review helpful

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By Hareth on 01-21-17

A good book, ending not as good as the rest

good book, great narration and good plot, I personally would have preferred a different ending

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By Annie on 08-11-16

Old Men & Young Men!

The book was written in & set in Russia. Written in 1862, Ivan Turgenev wrote in a way that enables us to taste 19 Century Russia, all of the way through it.

Arkady returns home from his college, together with his friend, a self-proclaimed nihilist. His father believes that he has lost his child. Indeed, Arkady has changed & returning to his landowning home, is at odds with his father.

'Fathers & Sons translates literally to Fathers and Children.' (Wikipedia)

This would have been a better English title for the book, though the present title would have suited our tastes better at the time of translation.

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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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