How Much Land Does A Man Need? And Other Stories

Paperback | March 1, 1994

byLeo TolstoyTranslated byRonald WilksIntroduction byA. N. Wilson

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These short works, ranging from Tolstoy's earliest tales to the brilliant title story, are rich in the insights and passion that characterize all of his explorations in love, war, courage, and civilization.

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Leo Tolstoy’s early years in the Russian Army, from 1851 to 1854, provided the material for many of his most compelling short stories, and this volume brings a number of them together in one volume. Including "The Raid," "The Woodfelling," and "The Prisoner of Caucasus," the stories in How Much Land Does a Man Need foreshadow the theme...

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These short works, ranging from Tolstoy's earliest tales to the brilliant title story, are rich in the insights and passion that characterize all of his explorations in love, war, courage, and civilization.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more ...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:March 1, 1994Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140445064

ISBN - 13:9780140445060

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Table of Contents

How Much Land Does a Man Need?Introduction by A. N. Wilson
The Woodfelling
Two Hussars
How Much Land Does a Man Need?
Where Love Is, God Is
What Men Live By
Neglect a Spark and the House Burns Down
The Two Old Men
The Raid
A Prisoner of the Caucasus

From Our Editors

Leo Tolstoy’s early years in the Russian Army, from 1851 to 1854, provided the material for many of his most compelling short stories, and this volume brings a number of them together in one volume. Including "The Raid," "The Woodfelling," and "The Prisoner of Caucasus," the stories in How Much Land Does a Man Need foreshadow the themes that were to preoccupy the great writer for the remainder of his career: war, love, courage and our delicate relationship with the natural world.