Resurrection by Leo TolstoyResurrection by Leo Tolstoy


byLeo TolstoyTranslated byLouise MaudeEditorRichard F. Gustafson

Paperback | June 28, 2009

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Resurrection (1899) is the last of Tolstoy's major novels. It tells the story of a nobleman's attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia.Tolstoy's vision of redemption achieved through loving forgiveness, and his condemnation of violence, dominate the novel. An intimate, psychological tale of guilt, anger, and forgiveness, Resurrection is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia at the end of the nineteenthcentury, reflecting its author's outrage at the social injustices of the world in which he lived.This edition, which updates a classic translation, has explanatory notes and a substantial introduction based on the most recent scholarship in the field.
Richard F. Gustavson is an eminent Professor of Slavic. He is currently Visiting Professor of Slavic at Harvard as well as Olin Professor of Russian at Barnard College, Columbia.
Title:ResurrectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.94 inPublished:June 28, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199555761

ISBN - 13:9780199555765


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Complete your Tolstoy perspective. This was an interesting read. For those who have read Anna Karenina and War and Peace this is, as the cover states, a very different perspective from that of his earlier works. There are times when you want to applaude the sensibilities of the protagonist his desire to do good but equally as often it's difficulty not to see him as self absorbed and foolish. It is an interesting insight into how the authors views appear to have altered over the years.
Date published: 2018-07-01

Editorial Reviews

"Tolstoy magisterially condemns society's social inequities by holding a mirror up to its flawed face; gripping and sombre." --The Observer 19/07/1994