Description - The Cossacks and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy
In 1851, at the age of twenty-two, Tolstoy joined the Russian army and travelled to the Caucasus as a soldier. The four years that followed were among the most significant in his life, and deeply influenced the stories collected here. Begun in 1852 but unfinished for a decade, The Cossacks describes the experiences of Olenin, a young cultured Russian who comes to despise civilization after spending time with the wild Cossack people. Sevastopol Sketches, based on Tolstoy's own experiences of the siege of Sevastopol in 1854-55, is a compelling consideration of the nature of war, while Hadji Murat, written towards the end of his life, returns to the Caucasus of Tolstoy's youth to explore the life of a great leader torn apart by a conflict of loyalties. Written at the end of the nineteenth century, it is amongst the last and greatest of Tolstoy's shorter works.
Buy The Cossacks and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication:
Book Reviews - The Cossacks and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about The Cossacks and Other Stories book by Leo Tolstoy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
A Preview for this title is currently not available.