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Fathers and Sons (Printing with Romanes Lect.)

Fathers and Sons (Printing with Romanes Lect.) - 65 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140441475

Cover of Fathers and Sons (Printing with Romanes Lect.) 65 (ISBN 978-0140441475)
ISBN13: 978-0140441475
ISBN10: 0140441476
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 65
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 1965
International: No

List price: $14.00

Fathers and Sons (Printing with Romanes Lect.) - 65 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140441475

Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev and Rosemary Translator Edmonds

ISBN13: 978-0140441475
ISBN10: 0140441476
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 65
Publisher: Penguin Classics

Published: 1965
International: No
Summary

This new translation by Richard Freeborn makes Turgenev's masterpiece about the conflict between generations seem as fresh, outspoken, and exciting as it was to those readers who first encountered its famous hero. The controversial portrayal of Bazarov, the 'nihilist' or 'new man', shocked Russian society when the novel was published in 1862. The image of humanity liberated by science from age-old conformities and prejudices is one that can threaten establishments of any political or religious persuasion, and is especially potent at the present time. Richard Freeborn is the first translator to have had access to Turgenev's working manuscript. An appendix contains the first English translation of some of Turgenev's preparatory sketches for the novel.

When first published in 1862, this novel of a divided Russia, with peasants set against masters and fathers set against sons, caused great outrage. But its enduring legacy of social insight and conscience mixed with drama has given it universal appeal. Features an introduction by Anna Tolstoy in an exciting new Bantam Classics' package.

List price: $14.00
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