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Resurrection
     

Resurrection

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by Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude, Leonid Pasternak
 

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This edition includes complete navigation tools to the contents and all explanatory notes. Illustrations by a famous Russian artist Leonid Pasternak (father of Boris Pasternak - creator of Doctor Zhivago) originally published in 1901, only 2 years after Leo Tolstoy finished the novel.
Translators Louise and Aylmer Maude have known Tolstoy for 30 years, visiting

Overview

This edition includes complete navigation tools to the contents and all explanatory notes. Illustrations by a famous Russian artist Leonid Pasternak (father of Boris Pasternak - creator of Doctor Zhivago) originally published in 1901, only 2 years after Leo Tolstoy finished the novel.
Translators Louise and Aylmer Maude have known Tolstoy for 30 years, visiting him and having him over at their home. They have lived in Russia for decades. Their translations of Tolstoy's works are generally recognized as exemplary.

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Resurrection (1899) is the last of Tolstoy's major novels. It tells the story of a nobleman's attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia. Tolstoy's vision of redemption, achieved through loving forgiveness and his condemnation of violence, dominate the novel. An intimate, psychological tale of guilt, anger, and forgiveness, Resurrection is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016399911
Publisher:
Petrocast eBooks
Publication date:
02/14/2013
Series:
Best Russian Classics , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Leo Tolstoy - Russian writer, one of the world's greatest novelists. The scion of prominent aristocrats, Tolstoy spent much of his life at his family estate of Yasnaya Polyana. After a somewhat dissolute youth, he served in the army and traveled in Europe before returning home and starting a school for peasant children. He was already known as a brilliant writer for the short stories in Sevastopol Sketches (185556) and the novel The Cossacks (1863) when War and Peace (186569) established him as Russia's preeminent novelist. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, the novel examines the lives of a large group of characters, centring on the partly autobiographical figure of the spiritually questing Pierre. Its structure, with its flawless placement of complex characters in a turbulent historical setting, is regarded as one of the great technical achievements in the history of the Western novel. His other great novel, Anna Karenina (187577), concerns an aristocratic woman who deserts her husband for a lover and the search for meaning by another autobiographical character, Levin. After its publication Tolstoy underwent a spiritual crisis and turned to a form of Christian anarchism. Advocating simplicity and nonviolence, he devoted himself to social reform. His later works include The Death of Ivan Ilich (1886), often considered the greatest novella in Russian literature, and What Is Art? (1898), which condemns fashionable aestheticism and celebrates art's moral and religious functions. He lived humbly on his great estate, practicing a radical asceticism and in constant conflict with his wife. In November 1910, unable to bear his situation any longer, he left his estate incognito. During his flight he contracted pneumonia, and he was dead within a few days.

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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Resurrection (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is an excellent synopsis of what goes on in a mans mind as his conscience struggles with his humanity. Tolstoy, by this stage in his life, has a firm grasp of mans depravity and the ramifications of it. This book can be very helpful in realizing that all of our actions have consequences!!! We are not just out to acheive our own pleasures. Life is about our eternal soul, and how we live here on this earth determines our eternal destiny. Please read this great work.
NooksterBS More than 1 year ago
I love this author and have read most of his writings. This was just like him, moving and heart felt. This is a classic we all need to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this book in korean and i loved it...so much..and i tried reading in English and i loved it too.I think if you are a good reader you should try reading this book.....=_=but if you are not then try in another time~good luck~^^v
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