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Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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A collection of novellas by the distinguished Russian writer, with supplementary critical and biographical background.

Leo Tolstoy s 20 Greatest Short Stories Annotated

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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"Anna Karenina" and "War and Peace" branded Tolstoy as one of the greatest writers in modern history. Few, however, have read his wonderful short stories. Now, in one collection, are the 20 greatest short stories of Leo Tolstoy, which give a snapshot of Russia and its people in the late nineteenth century. A fine introduction is given by Andrew Barger. Annotations are included of difficult Russian terms. There is also a Tolstoy biography at the start of the book with photos of Tolstoy's relatives. The stories include: A Candle, After the Dance, Albert, Alyosha the Pot, An Old Acquaintance, Does a Man Need Much Land?, If You Neglect the Fire You Don't Put It Out, Khodinka: An Incident of the Coronation of Nicholas II, Lucerne, Memoirs of a Lunatic, My Dream, Recollections of a Scorer, The Empty Drum, The Long Exile, The Posthumous Papers of the Hermit Fedor Kusmich, The Young Tsar, There Are No Guilty People, Three Deaths, Two Old Men, and What Men Live By. Read the 20 greatest short stories of Leo Tolstoy Today!

The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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The Russian novelist and moral philosopher Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) ranks as one of the world s great writers, and his 'War and Peace' has been called the greatest novel ever written. But during his long lifetime, Tolstoy also wrote enough shorter works to fill many volumes. The message in all his stories is presented with such humour that the reader hardly realises that it is strongly didactic. These stories give a snapshot of Russia and its people in the late nineteenth century.

The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy

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Leo Tolstoy and the Alibi of Narrative

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One hundred years after his death, Tolstoy still inspires controversy with his notoriously complex narrative strategies. This original book explores how and why Tolstoy has mystified interpreters and offers a new look at his most famous works of fiction.

CLASSICS Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy

Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
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Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy

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Selected Short Stories

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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It is universally acknowledged that Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, was as much a master of the short story as of the full-length novel. This original collection, which features some of his most hard-to-find tales, will enchant longtime enthusiasts of Tolstoy's work as well as new readers. "The Forged Coupon" traces how an act of deception leads to both murder and redemption. "After the Dance" depicts an army deserter's punishment and explores the subjective nature of opinions on good and evil. "Alyosha the Pot" profiles a simple man content to live according to others' expectations. "A Prisoner in the Caucasus" undermines the romantic conceptions associated with the region in particular and with war in general. "The Bear Hunt" forms a cautionary tale of acting in anger; "Two Old Men" suggests that the best way to honor God is to love and care for other people; additional stories include "The Raid," "The Snow-Storm," and "The Godson."

Great Short Works of Herman Melville

Author : Herman Melville
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Billy Budd, Sailor and Bartleby, the Scrivener are two of the most revered shorter works of fiction in history. Here, they are collected along with 19 other stories in a beautifully redesigned collection that represents the best short work of an American master.As Warner Berthoff writes in his introduction to this volume, "It is hard to think of a major novelist or storyteller who is not also a first-rate entertainer . . . a master, according to choice, of high comedy, of one or another robust species of expressive humour, or of some special variety of the preposterous, the grotesque, the absurd. And Melville, certainly, is no exception. A kind of vigorous supervisory humour is his natural idiom as a writer, and one particular attraction of his shorter work is the fresh further display it offers of this prime element in his literary character."

Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy

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Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy with an Introd by John Bayley in the Transactions by Louise and Aylmer Maude

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Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy

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Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace and Anna Karenina are widely recognized as two of the greatest novels ever written. Their author Leo Tolstoy has been honored as the father of the modern war story, as an innovator in psychological prose, and as a genius at using fiction to reveal the mysteries of love and death. At the time of his death in 1910, Tolstoy was known the world over as both a great writer and as a merciless critic of institutions that perpetrated, bred, or tolerated injustice and violence in any form. Yet among literary critics and rival writers, it has become a commonplace to disparage Tolstoy's "thought" while praising his "art." In this Very Short Introduction Liza Knapp explores the heart of Tolstoy's work. Focusing on his works of fiction that have stood the test of time, she analyses his works of non-fiction alongside them, and sketches out the core themes in Tolstoy's art and thought, and the interplay between them. Tracing the continuing influence of Tolstoy's work on modern literature, Knapp highlights those aspects of his writings that remain relevant today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Breaking Free from Death

Author : Galina Rylkova
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Breaking Free from Death examines how Russian writers respond to the burden of living with anxieties about their creative outputs, and, ultimately, about their own inevitable finitude. What contributes to creative death are not just crippling diseases that make man defenseless in the face of death, and not just the arguably universal fear of death but, equally important, the innumerable impositions on the part of various outsiders. Many conflicts in the lives of Rylkova’s subjects arose not from their opposition to the existing political regimes but from their interactions with like-minded and supporting intellectuals, friends, and relatives. The book describes the lives and choices that concrete individuals and—by extrapolation—their literary characters must face in order to preserve their singularity and integrity while attempting to achieve fame, greatness, and success.

The Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy Novels Short Stories Plays Memoirs Letters Essays on Art Religion and Politics

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Memoirs, Letters & Essays on Art, Religion and Politics" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Introduction Leo Tolstoy: Short Biography Novels Anna Karenina War and Peace The Death of Ivan Ilyich Childhood Boyhood Youth The Cossacks Resurrection Family Happiness The Kreutzer Sonata The Forged Coupon Hadji Murad The Snow-Storm The Dekabrists A Morning of a Landed Proprietor Short Stories After the Dance Alyosha the Pot My Dream There Are No Guilty People The Young Tsar A Lost Opportunity "Polikushka" The Candle Twenty-Three Tales Sevastopol Sketches Master and Man Father Sergius A Russian Proprietor and Other Stories An Old Acquaintance Fables and Stories for Children Stories from Physics Stories from Zoology Stories from Botany Texts for Chapbook Illustrations Stories from the New Speller Diary of a Lunatic The Devil Recollections of a Billiard-Marker Three Parables The Cutting of a Forest Yermak, the Conqueror of Siberia Two Hussars Albert Nikolai Palkin and Other Stories Scenes from Common Life Meeting a Moscow Acquaintance at the Front Memoirs of a Marker From the Memoirs of Prince D. Nekhlyudov Domestic Happiness My Husband and I Who Should Learn Writing of Whom? Plays The Power of Darkness The First Distiller Fruits of Culture The Live Corpse The Cause of it All The Light Shines in Darkness Letters and Memoirs Correspondences with Gandhi A Letter to a Hindu Letter to Ernest Howard Crosby Letters to His Son Ilia Letters to Acquaintances The First Step Early Days The Beginning of the End Three Days in the Village The Demands of Love Last Will and Testament Last Message to Mankind... On Religion What I Believe The Gospel in Brief A Confession The Kingdom of God Is within You Christianity and Patriotism Reason and Religion 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' Two Wars Church and State Reply to Critics... On Art and Literature ...

Delphi Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy Illustrated

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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Believed by many to be the greatest novelist the world has known, the Russian Master’s work is of paramount importance. This definitive Edition of Tolstoy’s oeuvre has every translated novel, short story, novella and play written by Leo Tolstoy. One of our most popular eBooks – now you can own the great Master of Realist fiction. (Version 3) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles Including: * ALL 12 novels with professional formatting * plus RARE unfinished novels, like ‘The Decembrists’ which Tolstoy intended to be a sequel to the great ‘War and Peace’ * brief but informative introductions to all of the novels * Attractive images relating to Tolstoy’s life and works throughout the eBook * ALL the short stories that have been translated into English * features a bonus selection of non-fiction texts, including Tolstoy’s Journal * ALL of the plays * special Main Character pages for ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ to aid reading these large novels * improved translations of the short stories, in response to a customer review * includes contents tables for each novel and play, allowing easy navigation around the massive file * special literary criticism section, with 9 different essays examining Tolstoy’s contribution to literature * two biographies on Tolstoy, by his wife and son Contents The Novels and Novellas CHILDHOOD BOYHOOD YOUTH FAMILY HAPPINESS THE COSSACKS WAR AND PEACE ANNA KARENINA THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYCH THE KREUTZER SONATA. RESURRECTION THE FORGED COUPON HADJI MURAD The Unfinished Novels THE DECEMBRISTS A MORNING OF A LANDED PROPRIETOR The Short Stories LIST OF STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays THE POWER OF DARKNESS THE FRUITS OF CULTURE REDEMPTION THE CAUSE OF IT ALL THE FIRST DISTILLER THE LIGHT SHINES IN DARKNESS LIVE CORPSE Selected Non-Fiction A CONFESSION KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU WHAT THEN MUST WE DO? ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SCIENCE AND ART BETHINK YOURSELVES! MOSCOW CENSUS TOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARE TOLSTOY’S JOURNAL The Criticism TOLSTOY THE ARTIST by Ivan Panin TOLSTOY THE PREACHER by Ivan Panin Extract from ‘MY LITERARY PASSIONS’ by William Dean Howells Extract from ‘ESSAYS ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS’ by William Lyon Phelps RUSSIAN ROMANCE by Earl of Evelyn Baring Cromer Extracts from ‘A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE’ by Isabel Florence Hapgood Extract from ‘AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE’ by Maurice Baring THE RUSSIAN POINT OF VIEW by Virginia Woolf Extract from ‘PROPHETS OF DISSENT’ by Otto Heller The Biographies REMINISCENCES OF TOLSTOY by Ilya Tolstoy AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF COUNTESS TOLSTOY Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Leo Tolstoy Selected Works

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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Tolstoy s Major Fiction

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"Edward Wasiolek, after much valuable work on Dostoevsky, has now written one of the best books on Tolstoy in recent decades. This may be in part because of his preoccupation with Tolstoy's most challenging contemporary, and the resulting sense of their unlikeness in a common pursuit. But there are other, unspeculative reasons. Few studies of Tolstoy have been so carefully pondered and so firmly organized to convince; and not so many show the flexibility and variety of its approach. Wasiolek proposes an essentially simple and consistent reading, but he advances it with subtlety and discretion."—Henry Gifford, Times Literary Supplement

The Devil and Other Stories

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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'It is impossible to explain why Yevgeny chose Liza Annenskaya, as it is always impossible to explain why a man chooses this and not that woman.' This collection of eleven stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes that surface in War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Stories as different as 'The Snowstorm', 'Lucerne', 'The Diary of a Madman', and 'The Devil' are grounded in autobiographical experience. They deal with journeys of self-discovery and the moral and religious questioning that characterizes Tolstoy's works of criticism and philosophy. 'Strider' and 'Father Sergy', as well as reflecting Tolstoy's own experiences, also reveal profound psychological insights. These stories range over much of the Russian world of the nineteenth century, from the nobility to the peasantry, the military to the clergy, from merchants and cobblers to a horse and a tree. Together they present a fascinating picture of Tolstoy's skill and artistry. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy

Author : Donna Tussing Orwin
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Best known for his great novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Tolstoy remains one the most important nineteenth-century writers; throughout his career which spanned nearly three quarters of a century, he wrote fiction, journalistic essays and educational textbooks. The specially commissioned essays in The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy do justice to the sheer volume of Tolstoy's writing. Key dimensions of his writing and life are explored in essays focusing on his relationship to popular writing, the issue of gender and sexuality in his fiction and his aesthetics. The introduction provides a brief, unified account of the man, for whom his art was only one activity among many. The volume is well supported by supplementary material including a detailed guide to further reading and a chronology of Tolstoy's life, the most comprehensive compiled in English to date. Altogether the volume provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.