Description - Childhood, Boyhood and Youth by Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy's lightly fictionalized account of his own early experience ranks with Turgenev's Sportsman's Notebook as a masterpiece of nineteenth-century Russian pastoral life. Peasants and soldiers, servants and aristocrats: the whole world of Tolstoy's later fiction appears before us here in glowing colours, painted with that vivid freshness and sharp observation which were to become the mature writer's hallmarks.
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Author Biography - Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy was born in central Russia on 9 September 1828. In 1852 he published his first work, the autobiographical Childhood. He served in the army during the Crimean War and his Sevastopol Sketches (1855-6) are based on his experiences. His two most popular masterpieces are War and Peace (1864-69) and Anna Karenina (1875-8). He died in 1910.