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The Cossacks - Leo Tolstoy, Peter Constantine, Cynthia Ozick
The Cossacks
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In one of Tolstoy's lesser known novels, he paints one of the finest pictures of Cossack society in all Russian literature. 6 cassettes.
In one of Tolstoy's lesser known novels, he paints one of the finest pictures of Cossack society in all Russian literature. 6 cassettes.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812975048 (0812975049)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
3.5 Mundane uncanny
Olenin's story is related in Tolstoy's masterfully naturalistic style, full of the mundane uncanny. Even so, the ending is foreshadowed and seems inevitable. He makes us feel Maryanka's beauty, Lukashka's ease, and Olenin's cultured awkwardness as uncomfortably as if we were there with them, and ren...
The Girl who Reads
The Girl who Reads rated it
4.0 The Cossacks
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Well-Lucubrated
Well-Lucubrated rated it
4.0
I was very close to giving this one 5 stars. The characters were very alive to me, and the writing--or the translation, at least--was excellent. This book certainly portended the genius that Leo Tolstoy would develop into in his later years as an author.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
2.0
Translator: Louise and Aylmer Maude. Produced by Steve Harris, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/readfile?fk_files=1947209&pageno=2Opening: All is quiet in Moscow. The squeak of wheels is seldom heard in the snow-covered street. There ...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it
4.0 The Cossacks
For me as a programmer, going from reading most fiction to reading Tolstoy is like going from writing Java to writing Ruby. It just feels right, I feel more relaxed and at one with the world. I can't think of another author that apparently understands the thoughts and motivations of such a large swa...
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