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Collected Shorter Fiction, Vol. 2
     

Collected Shorter Fiction, Vol. 2

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by Leo Tolstoy, Aylmer Maude (Translator), Nigel J. Cooper (Translator)
 

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Ranging in scope from lengthy novellas to fables and folktales only a few pages long, Leo Tolstoy’s short fiction provides a marvelous opportunity to become closely acquainted with Russia’s great novelist.

Volume 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoy’s growing spiritual preoccupations flowered into a series of

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Ranging in scope from lengthy novellas to fables and folktales only a few pages long, Leo Tolstoy’s short fiction provides a marvelous opportunity to become closely acquainted with Russia’s great novelist.

Volume 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoy’s growing spiritual preoccupations flowered into a series of extraordinary late masterpieces that equal anything in the earlier novels for intensity and power. Readers of The Death of Iván Ilých, The Kreutzer Sonata, Father Sergius, Master and Man, and Hadji Murád will recognize the brilliant novelist now transfigured by his passionate quest for salvation and forgiveness.
           
Aylmer and Louise Maude’s classic translations are supplemented by new translations by Nigel J. Cooper of six stories, including two that have never before appeared in English.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375412875
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
896
Sales rank:
600,594
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

John Bayley, author of the Introduction to the collection, is former Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at Oxford University and the author of books on Tolstoy, Hardy, and Housman. He has also written several novels and a memoir, Elegy for Iris.

The translators:

Aylmer Maude spent much of his life in Russia and was a personal friend of Tolstoy's.

Nigel J. Cooper recently retired from Middlesex University, where he was a principal lecturer in modern languages (Russian and French).

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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