The Cossacks and Other Early Stories (Wordsworth Classics)

Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace and Anna Karenina, the greatest novels ever written, did not emerge from a vacuum. They were preceded by at least twenty prose works of different kinds, some of them masterpieces in their own right. These stories may be viewed as a fascinating encounter with literary predecessors such as Rousseau and Pushkin, and they are never far removed from autobiography, but in them Tolstoy can be seen forging a strong, new cultural personality. Their virtues lie in local colour, brilliant characterization and dialogue, along with strong narrative interest linked to important ideas and meanings, most of which will re-emerge in the later works.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781840226911
Categories Authors Day, BX, Classics and Literary, Fiction, Literary Fiction, WBD
Author(s) Leo Tolstoy
Publisher Wordsworth Editions
Pages 0
Format Paperback
Dimensions 16.8cm x 1.4cm x 17.0cm
Weight 0.255 kg
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