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Description - Childhood, Boyhood and Youth by Leo Tolstoy

Leo 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 revolutionary mystic 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 Details

ISBN: 9780679405788
ISBN-10: 067940578X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 29mm)
Pages: 314
Imprint: Everyman's Library USA
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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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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