"Fathers and Sons" is a novel written in 1862 by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev - a Russian novelist, short story writer and playwright. It is regarded as one of the major works of 19th century and one if his best-known works. The novel refers to the growing generation gap between two generations. The main character of the story, Yevgeny Bazarov, is a nihilist who rejects the old order. Turgenev created the novel under impression of growing cultural break he saw between the liberals of 1830s/1840s and the nihilist movement. Turgenev's novel was responsible for popularizing the term nihilism, which became widely used after the novel was published. The novel is also one of the first Russian works to get distinction in the Western world and getting approval of famous novelists like Gusave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant and Henry James.