Childhood, Boyhood, Youth

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth

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by Leo Tolstoy, Dora O'Brien
     
 

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A brand-new translation of Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy

 

Tolstoy’s first published work, completed in 1856,  recounts his early life up to his university days. These are not memoirs in the strict sense of the word, as the author’s Stendhalian take on the autobiographical genre confronts and blurs the notions of

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A brand-new translation of Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy

 

Tolstoy’s first published work, completed in 1856,  recounts his early life up to his university days. These are not memoirs in the strict sense of the word, as the author’s Stendhalian take on the autobiographical genre confronts and blurs the notions of reality and imagination, combining nostalgic anecdote with frank personal assessment and philosophical extrapolation. An early display of Tolstoy’s storytelling genius, written in his classically simple yet colorful language, these chronicles provide the reader with invaluable insight into the personal and literary development of one of the greatest writers of all time. Additional materials include essays on Tolstoy's life and his works, a translator's note, and early reviews.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Someone who sees so much and so completely does not need to invent anything, someone who observes everything so poetically does not need to compose anything.”  —Stefan Zweig

"The greatest of all novelists."  —Virginia Woolf

"The pure narrative power of his work is unequalled."  —Thomas Mann

"The greatest Russian writer of prose fiction."  —Vladimir Nabokov

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847491428
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Meet the Author

Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time. With such masterpieces as Anna Karenina and War and Peace, he influenced generations of writers and changed the course of world literature. Dora O'Brien is the author of From Moscow.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 9, 1828
Date of Death:
November 20, 1910
Place of Birth:
Tula Province, Russia
Place of Death:
Astapovo, Russia
Education:
Privately educated by French and German tutors; attended the University of Kazan, 1844-47

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