FATHERS AND SONS by Ivan TurgenevRead about the other entries on the list.
I’ve been writing recently about the relationship between parents and children and Turgenev is very perceptive about that. His main character is quite unpleasant, a nihilist who insults his father and treats women badly. The big punch is the grief of his parents when he dies. It’s unbearably poignant.
Fathers and Sons is on Jamie Fewery's list of the ten best fictional fathers.