The Cossacks and Other Stories

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September 2006



Tolstoy's powerful semiautobiographical stories based on his time spent in the Russian army-the latest in our series of fresh new Tolstoy translations
In 1851, at the age of twenty-two, Tolstoy joined the Russian army. The four years he spent as a soldier were among the most significant in his life and inspired the tales collected here. In "The Cossacks," Tolstoy tells the story of Olenin, a cultured Russian whose experiences among the Cossack warriors of Central Asia leave him searching for a more authentic life. "The Sevastopol Sketches" bring into stark relief the realities of military life during the Crimean War. And "Hadji Murat" paints a portrait of a great leader torn apart by divided loyalties. In writing about individuals and societies in conflict, Tolstoy has penned some of the most brilliant stories about the nature of war.


Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) was a Russian novelist, social reformer, pacifist, and moral thinker. Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina; in Paul Foote was, until his retirement, a University Lecturer in Russian and Fellow of the Queen's College, Oxford. David McDuff was educated at the University of Edinburgh and has translated a number of works for Penguin Classics, including Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov.
EAN: 9780140449594
ISBN: 0140449590
Untertitel: Stories of Sevastopol, the Cossacks, Hadji Murat. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2006
Seitenanzahl: 528 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von David McDuff
Format: kartoniert
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