The Cossacks And Other Stories by Leo TolstoyThe Cossacks And Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy

The Cossacks And Other Stories

byLeo TolstoyTranslated byDavid McduffNotes byDavid Mcduff

Paperback | October 31, 2006

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Tolstoy's powerful semiautobiographical stories based on his time spent in the Russian army, part of our series of fresh new Tolstoy translations

In 1851, at the age of twenty-two, Tolstoy joined the Russian army. The four years he spent as a soldier were among the most significant in his life and inspired the tales collected here. In "The Cossacks," Tolstoy tells the story of Olenin, a cultured Russian whose experiences among the Cossack warriors of Central Asia leave him searching for a more authentic life. "The Sevastopol Sketches" bring into stark relief the realities of military life during the Crimean War. And "Hadji Murat" paints a portrait of a great leader torn apart by divided loyalties. In writing about individuals and societies in conflict, Tolstoy has penned some of the most brilliant stories about the nature of war.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Count Leo Tolstoy was born on September 9, 1828, in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia. Orphaned at nine, he was brought up by an elderly aunt and educated by French tutors until he matriculated at Kazan University in 1844. In 1847, he gave up his studies and, after several aimless years, volunteered for military duty in the army, serving as a ju...
Title:The Cossacks And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.08 × 1 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.08 × 1 inPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140449590

ISBN - 13:9780140449594


Table of Contents

The Cossacks and Other StoriesChronology
A Note on the Texts

The Cossacks
Sevastopol Stories

Sevastopol in December
Sevastopol in May
Sevastopol in August 1855
Hadji Murat