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The Cossacks and Hadji Murat

The Cossacks and Hadji Murat

Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910, author; Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. English

In 1851, at the age of twenty-two, Tolstoy joined the Russian army and travelled to the Caucasus as a soldier. The four years that followed were among the most significant in his life, and deeply influenced the stories collected here. Begun in 1852 but unfinished for a decade, 'The Cossacks' describes the experiences of Olenin, a young cultured Russian who comes to despise civilization after spending time with the wild Cossack people. 'Sevastopol Sketches', based on Tolstoy's own experiences of the siege of Sevastopol in 1854-55, is a compelling consideration of the nature of war, while 'Hadji Murat', written towards the end of his life, returns to the Caucasus of Tolstoy's youth to explore the life of a great leader torn apart by a conflict of loyalties

Paperback, Book. English. Classics. Fiction in Translation.
Published London: Penguin Classics, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Leo Tolstoy
ISBN: 0241261899, 9780241261897
Note: Translated from the Russian.
Physical Description: 416 pages ; 19 cm.
Series: Penguin pocket classics
Subject: Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 Translations into English.
Uniform Title: Works. Selections. English
Series Title: Penguin pocket classics.

Author note

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Tolstoy's works available in Penguin Classics areAnna Karenina,War and Peace,Childhood, Boyhood, Youth,The Cossacks and Other Stories,The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories,What is art?,Resurrection, The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories,Master and Man and Other Stories,How Much Land Does A Man Need? & Other Stories,A Confession and Other Religious WritingsandLast steps: The Late Writings of Leo Tolstoy.