'Aristocracy, liberalism, progress, principles...useless words! A Russian doesn't need them'

This humane, moving masterpiece of families, love, duels, heartache, failure and the clash between generations caused a scandal in nineteenth-century Russia with its portrayal of youthful nihilism.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

  • Penguin Classics
  • Published 26th May 2016
  • 272 Pages
  • 111mm x 181mm x 16mm
  • 159g
  • £5.99