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Portable Tolstoy / Edition 1
     

Portable Tolstoy / Edition 1

by Leo Tolstoy
 

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ISBN-10: 0140150919

ISBN-13: 2900140150918

Pub. Date: 09/28/1978

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

The greatest of Russian novelists believed that "whatever the artist depicts - saints, robbers, kings, or lackeys - we seek and see only the artist's own soul" The soul that shines through the work of Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910) is a vast and contradictory thing. It generates the narrative floodtides of War and Peace and Anna Karenina and

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The greatest of Russian novelists believed that "whatever the artist depicts - saints, robbers, kings, or lackeys - we seek and see only the artist's own soul" The soul that shines through the work of Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910) is a vast and contradictory thing. It generates the narrative floodtides of War and Peace and Anna Karenina and short stories so intimate that we seem to inhabit their characters rather than just observe them. Tolstoy's soul is that of a consummate artist who despises artfulness and seeks to approximate the disorder of life, of a sensualist who aspires to sainthood, of an aristocrat who identifies fiercely with the small and humble.

All the aspects of Tolstoy's work and character are on display in this masterful anthology. The Portable Tolstoy includes a complete short novel, The Kreutzer Sonata; passages from the author's fictional memoirs of his childhood, youth and military life; excerpts from The Cossacks; The short stories "The Wood-Felling,""Master and Man," and "How Much Land Does a Man Need?"; the play"The Power of Darkness"; selections from such philosophic, social and critical writings as "A Confession" and "What Is Art?"; and a chronology, bibliography and cirtical introduction by the renowned scholar John Bayley. The result is a splendid and authoritative volume of work by a writer whose moral vision, narrative powers, and stylistic range all but defy containment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900140150918
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1978
Series:
Viking Portable Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
888

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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction 7(18)
A Note on the Translations 25(2)
A Tolstoy Chronology 27(8)
PART ONE THE PAST RECAPTURED
A History of Yesterday
35(13)
From Childhood
48(45)
From Boyhood
93(26)
From Youth
119(50)
PART TWO FICTION IN THE YEARS OF WAR AND PEACE
The Raid
169(31)
The Wood-Felling
200(39)
Sevastopol
239(55)
Two Hussars
294(64)
From The Cossacks
358(77)
Strider
435(40)
PART THREE FICTION AFTER ANNA KARENINA
God Sees the Truth, but Waits
475(9)
What Men Live By
484(22)
How Much Land Does a Man Need?
506(17)
The Kreutzer Sonata
523(79)
Master and Man
602(51)
PART FOUR THE OLDER SELF
The Memoirs of a Madman
653(13)
A Confession
666(66)
I Cannot Be Silent
732(15)
PART FIVE THE THEATRE
The Power of Darkness
747(80)
PART SIX ARTS AND LETTERS
From What is Art?
827(24)
Introduction to the Works of Guy de Maupassant
851(22)
Preface to Wilhelm von Polenz's Novel Der Buttnerbauer
873(9)
An Afterword to Chekov's Story "The Darling"
882(5)
A Tolstoy Bibliography 887

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