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What Men Live By

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ISBN-10: 1177093197

ISBN-13: 9781177093194

Edition: N/A

Authors: Leo Tolstoy

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List price: $17.75
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 60
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.12" tall
Weight: 0.550
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,…