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Cossacks and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0140449590

ISBN-13: 9780140449594

Edition: 2006

Authors: Leo Tolstoy, David McDuff, Paul Foote, Paul Foote, Paul Foote

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David McDuff's translation conveys the beauty and power of the original pieces, while the introduction reflects on Tolstoy's own war-time experiences. This edition also includes notes.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.76" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Tolstoy's life was defined by moral and artistic seeking and by conflict with himself and his surroundings. Of the old nobility, he began by living the usual, dissipated life of a man of his class; however, his inner compulsion for moral self-justification led him in a different direction. In 1851 he became a soldier in the Caucasus and began to publish even while stationed there (Childhood [1852] and other works). Even more significant were his experiences during the Crimean War: the siege of Sevastopol provided the background for his sketches of human behavior in battle in the Sevastopol Stories (1855--56). After the war, Tolstoy mixed for a time with St. Petersburg literary society,…    

Leo Tolstoy(18281910) was the author of two of literatures greatest novels, War and Peaceand Anna Karenina. Ronald Wilkshas translated works by Gorky, Gogol, and Chekhov for Penguin Classics. Hugh McLeanhas published widely on Russian literature. Paul Footewas, until his retirement, a university lecturer in Russian and fellow of The Queens College, Oxford.