Publish date: February 28th 1966
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, Russian Literature
A story best written Tolstoy style.
one of the commonest and most generally accepted delusions is that every man can be qualified in some particular way; said to be kind, wicked, stupid, energetic, apathetic, and so on. people are not like that. we may say of a man that he is more often kind than cruel, more often wise than stupid, mo...
Even though the book has a cast of about 50 characters, only two are really important. The main character, a prince in the Russian aristocracy, seduced a young servant girl years before. Many years later, he is on a jury that is hearing a murder case against this same woman who has managed to surv...
A good intro to Tolstoy if you don't want to take on War and Peace, but it's definitely not as good. He seems to have a woman with a mustache in every one of his books....This books is also reviewed at my blog Books: A true story
This is Tolstoy in his preachy-crazy-old-man phase. I admire him deeply as a person, because he was willing to live his convictions, but I think he was wildly misguided by this point in his life. You get a lot of points for trying hard to do good, but at some level the total train wreck that your ...
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