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Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth [With Smart ATOC]

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Tolstoy was born to write.

Collaborated from his own life experiences written in a daily journal he started at age 17, Tolstoy approached the writing of his first novel when he was only 22 years old. He states that most of the book relates to his own life, his struggles as a boy who never had mu...
Collaborated from his own life experiences written in a daily journal he started at age 17, Tolstoy approached the writing of his first novel when he was only 22 years old. He states that most of the book relates to his own life, his struggles as a boy who never had much of a normal childhood after the early death of his mother and seperation from her at an early age, and we do see the young writer and his cultivating genius that would start the creation of War and Peace. If one is to read this novel only for a compelling allegory, they may be disappointed. But if one is to read this story to understand Leo Tolstoi's early life and how he became the novelist we know him today, I would highly recommend reading this book. We see the Tolstoi, early in the process of his maturity as a writer. We see his mastery at detail and the dedication he puts in his round characters. We see a master in the making.

posted by Anonymous on October 5, 2002

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

first attempt, pretty good

This is the first of Tolstoy's novels, and it is OK compared to his great works. The story is kind of dull, but the writing is great. Read it to know how he began, or to read all he has written, but not for a compelling story that touches your heart.

posted by Anonymous on April 3, 2000

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2002

    Tolstoy was born to write.

    Collaborated from his own life experiences written in a daily journal he started at age 17, Tolstoy approached the writing of his first novel when he was only 22 years old. He states that most of the book relates to his own life, his struggles as a boy who never had much of a normal childhood after the early death of his mother and seperation from her at an early age, and we do see the young writer and his cultivating genius that would start the creation of War and Peace. If one is to read this novel only for a compelling allegory, they may be disappointed. But if one is to read this story to understand Leo Tolstoi's early life and how he became the novelist we know him today, I would highly recommend reading this book. We see the Tolstoi, early in the process of his maturity as a writer. We see his mastery at detail and the dedication he puts in his round characters. We see a master in the making.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2000

    first attempt, pretty good

    This is the first of Tolstoy's novels, and it is OK compared to his great works. The story is kind of dull, but the writing is great. Read it to know how he began, or to read all he has written, but not for a compelling story that touches your heart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    A creature

    No sh<3>it sherlok

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Lexi

    "Im sure u can ill talk to ally about it!" She laughs as she misses her set and sits on the floor.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Kae

    She sat down silently.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Mrs.Shane

    "Where are the rest of you?"

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Nichole

    Walks to the back of the class and sits down*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Lexi

    "Thats a great idea!" She smiles,"I actually have one already check my bio!"

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Mrs.Shanes Math

    Hello students.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2010

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