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Childhood, Boyhood and Youth by Leo Tolstoy
Book DescriptionLeo Tolstoy s earliest published work, the trilogy "Childhood, Boyhood, "and "Youth, "was written when he was in his twenties, offering a tantalizing first glimpse of the literary talents that would come to fruition in his later masterpieces. Chronicling the experiences of a wealthy landowner s son as he grows up and becomes aware of the world and his place in it, these three short novels were only loosely inspired by Tolstoy s own memories. In old age he condemned the work as an awkward mixture of fact and fiction, but the imaginative powers that enabled him to capture so vividly the universal emotions and sensations of childhood have enthralled generations of readers. We are blessed to have, alongside the mature writer of "Anna Karenina "and "War and Peace" and the revolutionarymystic of the later years, the young Tolstoy who wrote these elegiac tales. In their sensitivity to nature and their evocations of fugitive feelings, they reveal his genius in all its untroubled early splendor. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679405788
(216mm x 140mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library USA
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace, Paperback (January 2017)
From sophisticated Moscow soirees to breathless troika rides through the snow, from the bloody front line at Austerlitz to a wife's death in childbirth, the author conjures a broad panorama of rich, messy, beautiful and debased human life.
Anna Karenina, Paperback (January 2017)
Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin. Her story is also about a search for meaning, and by twinning it with that of Levin, an awkward idealist whose happy marriage and domestic trials form the backdrop for a similar quest.
Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, Paperback (November 2016)
An early display of Tolstoy's storytelling genius, written in his classically simple yet colourful language, these chronicles provide the reader with invaluable insight into the personal and literary development of one of the greatest writers of all time.
Rabbit Warren Peace, Hardback (September 2016)» View all books by Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy's greatest work comes to you in a brand new package, retold with rabbits. We put Tolstoy's words into their mouths to produce a new and fantastically accessible version for all ages.
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Author Biography - Leo Tolstoy
Michael Scammell is the author of "Solzhenitsyn: A Biography," and has translated many Russian works, including Dostoevsky s "Crime and Punishment," and "The Gift" and "The Defense" by Nabokov. He teaches nonfiction writing and translation at Colum-bia University and is working on a biography of Arthur Koestler."
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