Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev audiobook

Fathers and Sons

By Ivan Turgenev
Translated by Constance Garnett
Read by Anthony Heald

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One of the most controversial Russian novels ever written, Fathers and Sons dramatizes the volcanic social conflicts that divided Russia just before the revolution, pitting peasants against masters, traditionalists against intellectuals, and fathers against sons. It is also a timeless depiction of the ongoing clash between generations. When a young graduate returns home, he is accompanied—much to his father and uncle's discomfort—by a strange friend who does not acknowledge any authority and does not accept any principle on faith. Bazarov is a nihilist, representing the new class of youthful radical intelligentsia that would come to overthrow the Russian aristocracy and its values. Uncouth and forthright in his opinions, Turgenev's hero is nonetheless susceptible to love and, by that fact, doomed to unhappiness.

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Summary

One of the most controversial Russian novels ever written, Fathers and Sons dramatizes the volcanic social conflicts that divided Russia just before the revolution, pitting peasants against masters, traditionalists against intellectuals, and fathers against sons. It is also a timeless depiction of the ongoing clash between generations.

When a young graduate returns home, he is accompanied—much to his father and uncle's discomfort—by a strange friend who does not acknowledge any authority and does not accept any principle on faith. Bazarov is a nihilist, representing the new class of youthful radical intelligentsia that would come to overthrow the Russian aristocracy and its values. Uncouth and forthright in his opinions, Turgenev's hero is nonetheless susceptible to love and, by that fact, doomed to unhappiness.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stirs the mind…because everything is permeated with the most complete and most touching sincerity.” Dmitri Pisarev, Russian writer and social critic
“No fiction writer can be read through with a steadier admiration.” Edmund Wilson, American writer
“[A novel of] profound vitality.” N. N. Strakhov, Russian philosopher and literary critic
“Vividly portrays the unsettled state of Russian peasantry before the revolution.” Masterpieces of World Literature
“The subtlety and rightness of Turgenev’s technique is most clearly seen in the central character Bazarov…a prefiguration of twentieth-century man.” Masterpieces of World Literature
“The physician Bazarov, the novel’s protagonist, is the most powerful of Turgenev’s creations.” Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature

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Author Bio: Ivan Turgenev

Author Bio: Ivan Turgenev

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818–1883) was the first Russian writer to gain a wide reputation in Europe. He witnessed the February Revolution in Paris (1848), and his subsequent connection with reform groups in Russia, along with his sympathetic 1852 eulogy of Nikolai Gogol (who satirized the corrupt bureaucracy of the Russian empire), led to his arrest and one-month imprisonment in St. Petersburg. In 1879 the honorary degree of doctor of civil law was conferred upon him by the University of Oxford.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 8.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English