Publish date: November 1st 2006
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
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...
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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.
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 ...
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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