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Prisoner in the Caucasus

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ISBN-10: 1162868570

ISBN-13: 9781162868578

Edition: N/A

Authors: Leo Tolstoy

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THIS 32 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: The Omnibus of Adventure Volume Two, by Leo Tolstoy. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1419181335.
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Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.07" tall
Weight: 0.132
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,…