Collected Shorter Fiction, Vol. 1 by Leo Tolstoy, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Collected Shorter Fiction, Vol. 1

Collected Shorter Fiction, Vol. 1

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by Leo Tolstoy
     
 

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Written over a period of more than half a century, Leo Tolstoy’s stories reflect every aspect of his art and personality. They cover his experiences as a soldier in the Caucasus, his married life, his passionate interest in the peasantry, his cult of truth and simplicity, and his growing preoccupation with religion.

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Written over a period of more than half a century, Leo Tolstoy’s stories reflect every aspect of his art and personality. They cover his experiences as a soldier in the Caucasus, his married life, his passionate interest in the peasantry, his cult of truth and simplicity, and his growing preoccupation with religion.
           
The stories in Volume 1 of the Collected Shorter Fiction date from the period in which the young Tolstoy wrote Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Ranging from brief, masterfully sketches of military life such as “The Wood-Felling” to novellas like Family Happiness, an uneasy imagining of the idyllic possibilities of marriage by the not-yet-married writer, all feature Tolstoy’s characteristically lavish deployment of detail, shrewd observation, and imaginative power.
 
Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375411724
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
848
Sales rank:
1,110,731
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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