Tolstoy's "Cossack" is another fascinating story where purpose is found in the atmosphere of war. This goes for the jaded Olenin, an heir to a fortune that he had half squandered until he abandons his jaded life as a Moscow socialite for the adventures as a soldier in the Caucasus where he finds his purpose and true love. It compliments such stories like "Taras Bulba", "Union Moujik", "Eugene Onegin", and "War and Peace". This book is not as popular as Tolstoy's other works but it is equally as good.
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(204mm x 134mm x 12mm)
Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
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Author Biography - Leo Tolstoy
Peter Constantine, winner of a PEN Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize and a National Translation Award, has earned wide acclaim for his translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel. His Modern Library translations include Gogol's Taras Bulba and Voltaire's Candide. Cynthia Ozick is the celebrated author of many novels, including The Shawl, The Puttermesser Papers, and Heir to the Glimmering World, and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for her essay collection Quarrel & Quandary.