Fathers and Sons [NOOK Book]

Overview

Father and Sons by Ivan Turgenev - The fathers and children of the novel refers to the growing divide between the two generations of Russians, and the character Yevgeny Bazarov a nihilist who rejects the old order. The novel is also the first Russian work to gain prominence in the Western world, eventually gaining the approval of well established novelists Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant, and Henry James.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Fathers and Sons

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$0.99
BN.com price
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

Father and Sons by Ivan Turgenev - The fathers and children of the novel refers to the growing divide between the two generations of Russians, and the character Yevgeny Bazarov a nihilist who rejects the old order. The novel is also the first Russian work to gain prominence in the Western world, eventually gaining the approval of well established novelists Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant, and Henry James.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013069169
  • Publisher: Robin Michell
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,189,606
  • File size: 405 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 103 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(85)

4 Star

(12)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(3)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 89 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    bestselling

    this will guide of being a good father and son..

    81 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    author

    Ivan Turgenev is a good author..

    80 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    father and son

    you will get more lesson in this book that will guide us...

    78 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    happy

    we can get this in a low price and it makes us happy while reading about what Ivan Tugenev write the book father and sons..

    77 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 31, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A Masterfully Crafted Short Novel

    "Fathers and Sons" frequently ranks well in the category of great Russian literature. Upon reading it, I easily saw why. The novel's characters are diverse and offer a wide range of philisophical perspectives common of the time period. Turgenev's objectivity throughout the tale enhances his story-telling and accentuates the poignance of the issues presented. (This style later influenced Anton Chekhov, one of Turgenev's greatest admirers). The subject matter, despite having a strong connection to the author's time-period, does not feel dated at all. In fact, the generational rebellion and youth's rejection of authority, even wise authority, rings true especially today. The main character Bazarov's psychology and outlook on life in contrast to the people around him make for an intellectually intriguing book that leaves you to ponder whether any of the characters were really correct. From the beginning to the strangely effective anticlimactic ending, Turgenev's "Fathers and Sons" intrigues its readers.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 30, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    A superb novel!!! Must Buy!

    This novel offers a really rich story. I had to read this for a class and I'll admit i was not thrilled about it when I was assigned it. But yet again the quote "Don't judge a book by it's cover", held true. The character Razamov, is a great example of the nihilist view and is a very dynamic and alive. There is a great message in this book and has every bit of every thing a great story needs for everyone to enjoy it. The first chapter or so you might need to hold on but then it picks up into a rush of vivid literature. YOU MUST BUY THIS BOOK!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2007

    Great book about Nihilist movement in Russia

    This book is phenomenal. It's nature is so vivid and it's characters so well put that I felt I was living in the story also. Bazarov's character is the most powerful character in this book, and signifies much about Nihilism in a whole. Other than the nihilist theme, this book contained great emotion, as in Bazarov's infection.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    great book

    great book

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 22, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Better off to read his short stories

    My major complaint with the novel is that Bazarov failed as a character and cannot carry the novel. Turgenev was criticized by some for purposely depicting Bazarov as a caricature, but I do not believe that Bazarov was intentionally a buffoon. The novel reads as if Turgenev truly wanted to depict Bazarov as the prototype of a new generation and wrote the novel with a straight face. If Bazarov is merely a caricature, Turgenev wrote the story deadpan. <BR/><BR/>Bazarov can be mistaken as a caricature because the actions and words that are supposed to portray him in a intellectual and morally advanced manner only make him look like a conceited snob. I felt at times that Bazarov picked up his radical ideas only for attention. At parties and when a guest in others homes he ignores manners, condemns the then current state of Russian society, and rails against romanticism and aristocracy. However, throughout the novel he fails to live up to his beliefs. He falls in love (with a rich aristocrat), agrees to have the last rights performed before he dies, writes a letter to his love hoping she would come before his death, and sees no inconsistency between his hatred of the landed class and his living high off their riches. He sees himself as a man of the people but is unable to communicate with the serfs and the serfs see him as a fool. <BR/><BR/>Throughout the novel Bazarov is presented as the intellectual and morally(in a nihilistic sense) superior to Arkady. He often mocks Arkady for the lingering romanticism and aristocratic ideals that have survived Arkady's "education" by Bazarov. However, it is not any quality in Bazarov that makes him better than Arkady but a complete lack of pride or ability in Arkady to stand up to Bazarov. A few times Arkady manages to spit out a remark in response to Bazarov but throughout much of the novel Arkady serves as a punching bag until he gets tired of this role and abandons his supposed radicalism for the comforts of marriage and estate management. Next to Arkady a rock would appear bright. Bazarov is very capable of as he would say "negating," or finding fault with almost every topic that arises, but never offers any solutions. I understand that he is a nihilist and as such advocates for the tearing down of society, morals, religion, ect, but it gets tiresome to continually read Bazarov's diatrabes and have Arkady fawning over him. By placing Bazarov next to Arkady I believe that Turgenev intended him to appear as the revolutionary hero but utlimately he looks like an idiot. <BR/><BR/>The best part of the book, but one that does not quite redeem it, is Bazarov's death at the end. He dies a meaningless death of typhoid that he contracted from performing a meaningless autopsy. A fitting ending for a character that found meaning in nothing. At times Bazarov also makes you reconsider some of your values and society, but his poor character distracts from these situations. <BR/><BR/>If you want to experience Turgenev at his finest read A Sportsman's Notebook. He has few peers in the realm of short fiction.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 89 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)