Boyhood: Otrochestvo

Boyhood: Otrochestvo

by Leo Tolstoy


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Boyhood is the second novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, following Childhood and followed by Youth.
The plot of the novel is based on the an ordinary Russian adolescent in the 19th century - "Nikolenka". The story tells of his move to Moscow, his attraction to books and philosophy, and finally his family. There is a slow change in his values, his character, as well as the continuation of the storyline of the first part of the trilogy - "Childhood".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784350956
Publisher: JiaHu Books
Publication date: 06/08/2014
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

A Russian author of novels, short stories, plays, and philosophical essays, Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was born into an aristocratic family and is best known for the epic books War and Peace and Anna Karenina, regarded as two of the greatest works of Russian literature. After serving in the Crimean War, Tolstoy retired to his estate and devoted himself to writing, farming, and raising his large family. His novels and outspoken social polemics brought him world-wide fame.

Date of Birth:

September 9, 1828

Date of Death:

November 20, 1910

Place of Birth:

Tula Province, Russia

Place of Death:

Astapovo, Russia


Privately educated by French and German tutors; attended the University of Kazan, 1844-47

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