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The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories
     

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

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by Leo Tolstoy
 

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The four stories selected here represent Tolstoy ar his creative best, exploring in a specific and detailed way his characteristic themes: life understood as a journey of the discovery of identity and vocation, the meaning of one's life in the face of death, and the redemptive role of suffering and compassion.

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The four stories selected here represent Tolstoy ar his creative best, exploring in a specific and detailed way his characteristic themes: life understood as a journey of the discovery of identity and vocation, the meaning of one's life in the face of death, and the redemptive role of suffering and compassion.

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"Tolstoy is the greatest Russian writer of prose fiction." - Vladimir Nabokov

"It showcases the questioning, unsettling and perfectly crafted prose of the author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace." - The Good Book Guide

"In Roger Cockrell's fluid rendering in English, the story shines and glimmers beautifully." - RTÉ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596742291
Publisher:
Neeland Media LLC
Publication date:
04/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
398 KB

Meet the Author

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828 - 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved literary acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobiographical trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood and Youth (1852-1856) and Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based upon his experiences in the Crimean War. Tolstoy's fiction includes dozens of short stories and several novellas such as The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Family Happiness and Hadji Murad. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays.

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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