Fathers and Sons

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Fathers and Sons

By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev; Peter Carson (Translator); Tatyana Tolstaya (Afterword by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780141441337, 219pp.

Publication Date: November 24, 2009

Turgenev's timeless tale of generational collision, in a sparkling new translation
When Arkady Petrovich returns 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 home with him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Arkady's father with his criticisms of the landowning way of life and his determination to overthrow the traditional values of contemporary society. Vividly capturing the hopes and fears, regrets and delusions of a changing Russia around the middle of the nineteenth century, "Fathers and Sons"is Ivan Turgenev's masterpiece.
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About the Author

Peter Carson (1938 2013) was the editor in chief of Penguin UK and Profile Books and the translator of Fathers and Sons by Turgenev and the plays of Anton Chekhov. He lived in London until his death.