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The Sebastopol Sketches (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Tolstoy's powerful semiautobiographical stories based on his time spent in the Russian armythe latest in our series of fresh new Tolstoy translations

In 1851, at the age of twenty-two, Tolstoy joined the Russian army. The four years he spent as a soldier were among the most significant in his life and inspired the tales collected here. In "The Cossacks," Tolstoy tells the story of Olenin, a cultured Russian whose experiences among the Cossack warriors of Central Asia leave him searching for a more authentic life. "The Sevastopol Sketches" bring into stark relief the realities of military life during the Crimean War. And "Hadji Murat" paints a portrait of a great leader torn apart by divided loyalties. In writing about individuals and societies in conflict, Tolstoy has penned some of the most brilliant stories about the nature of war.

Synopsis:

These three short stories stem from Tolstoy's military experience during the Crimean War. They are: "Sebastopol in December," "Sebastopol in May," and "Sebastopol in August 1855."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444681
Translator:
McDuff, David
Author:
McDuff, David
Author:
Foote, Paul
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo
Author:
McDuff, David
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Sevastopol§ (Ukraine) History Siege, 1854-1855 Fiction.
Subject:
Sevastopol§
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
19860701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.76x5.08x.51 in. .34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , These three short stories stem from Tolstoy's military experience during the Crimean War. They are: "Sebastopol in December," "Sebastopol in May," and "Sebastopol in August 1855."
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