The Devil and Other Stories

Paperback | April 15, 2009

byLeo TolstoyEditorRichard F. Gustafson

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This collection of eleven stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes that surface in War and Peace and Anna Karenina . Stories as different as 'The Snowstorm','Lucerne', 'The Diary of a Madman', and 'The Devil' are grounded in autobiographical experience. They deal with journeys of self-discovery and the moral and religious questioning that characterizes Tolstoy's works of criticism and philosophy. 'Strider' and 'Father Sergy', as well as reflectingTolstoy's own experiences, also reveal profound psychological insights.These stories range over much of the Russian world of the nineteenth century, from the nobility to the peasantry, the military to the clergy, from merchants and cobblers to a horse and a tree. Together they present a fascinating picture of Tolstoy's skill and artistry.

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This collection of eleven stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes that surface in War and Peace and Anna Karenina . Stories as different as 'The Snowstorm','Lucerne', 'The Diary of a Madman', and 'The Dev...

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. Richard F. Gustafson is a Professor of Russian at Barnard College, Columbia University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.63 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199553998

ISBN - 13:9780199553990

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Table of Contents

The SnowstormLucerneThree DeathsPolikushkaStrider: The Story of a HorseGod See the Truth, But WaitsThe Notes of a MadmanWhere Love Is, God IsThe DevilFather SergyAfter the Ball