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Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Fathers and Sons

by Ivan Turgenev

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Unabridged Edition
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8 Hrs. 24 Min.
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When Arcady Kirsanov returns from college to the country manor of his father, he brings along his radical friend Bazarov, a nihilist who believes in nothing and respects no one. But behind the intellect of this caustic, impatient man is a heart full of compassion and kindness that will change the Kirsanov's lives forever.

When Ivan Turgenev first published this novel in 1862, the populace of his native Russia was so enraged by the character of Bazarov that Turgenev was forced to flee the country for France. However, critics have praised the novel for its subtle irony and richly crafted characters.

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Outstanding Russian Lit
Reviewer LOLDavid
 December 06, 2006
Fathers and Sons is a timeless Russian novel, fascinating for its depiction of the clash and reconciliation of youth and their elders. The book translates well to audio, and narrator George Guidall is able to bring a distinct voice to each of the characters. This novel popularized the term nihilism, with the books most memorable character Yevgeny Bazarov advocating his position of "nihilism" against the aristocratic and sentimental inclinations of his elders. It still bears much resemblance to the fashionable "nihilism" of youth today, and their rejection of traditional values.

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  • Published: 1994
  • Original Year Of Publication: 1862
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: F002373
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