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    Fathers and Sons (Wadsworth Collection) (Paperback) By (author) Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, Introduction by Lionel Kelly, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine, Translated by C. J. Hogarth

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    DescriptionFathers and Sons is one of the greatest nineteenth 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. As the novel develops Bazarov's political ambitions become fatally meshed with emotional and private concerns, and his end is a tragic failure. The novel caused a bitter furore on its publication in 1862, and this, a year later, drove Turgenev from Russia.


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    Title
    Fathers and Sons
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, Introduction by Lionel Kelly, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine, Translated by C. J. Hogarth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853262869
    ISBN 10: 1853262862
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    DC20: 891.733
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    BISAC V2.8: LCO008000, FIC014000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Herts