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Fathers and Sons (1862): Library Reources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons

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Alternate Titles

Please note that Fathers and Sons may be listed by its original Russian title, Ottsy i Deti, or by an alternate English title, Fathers and Children

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Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Turgenev's Fathers and Sons. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction [vol 7]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters [vol 2]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Places [vol 1]
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors [vol 3]
  • European Writers [vol 6]
  • Literature and Its Times [supl 1, part 1]
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (NCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 21, 37, 122] - check under Ottsy i deti in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
    • [vol 28] - locate the topical essay "Russian Nihilism"
  • Masterplots [vol 4]
  • Novels for Students [vol 16]
  • Social Protest Literature

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for:

  • Turgenev, Ivan

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Ivan Turgenev, as well criticism and interpretation of his work.

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