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Turgenev's undying story of generational collision, in a glowing new translation

When Arkady Petrovich returns domestic from collage, his father reveals his keen, naïve son replaced nearly past attractiveness, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen below the robust impression of the buddy he has introduced domestic with him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent younger Bazarov shocks Arkady's father along with his criticisms of the landowning lifestyle and his decision to overthrow the conventional values of up to date society. Vividly taking pictures the hopes and fears, regrets and delusions of a altering Russia round the center of the 19th century, Fathers and Sons is Ivan Turgenev's masterpiece.

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