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The Devil (Art of the Novella)

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"I am acting badly," thought Yevgeny, "But what's one to do? Anyhow it is not for long."

Leo Tolstoy is known for epic novels that brilliantly dissect society, but the novella The Devil may be the most personally revealing—and startling—fiction he ever wrote. He thought it so scandalous, in fact, that he hid the manuscript in the upholstery of a chair in his office so his wife wouldn't find it, and he would never allow it to be published in his lifetime.

Perhaps that's because the gripping tale of an aristocratic landowner slowly overcome with unrelenting sexual desire for one of the peasants on his estate was strikingly similar to an affair Tolstoy himself had. Regardless, the tale—presented here with the two separate endings Tolstoy couldn't decide between—is a scintillating study of sexual attraction and human obsession.

The Art of The Novella Series

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

About the Author

Leo Tolstoy is the author of what are widely regarded as two of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina and War and

Product Details

ISBN:
9780974607832
Translator:
Maude, Louise
Translator:
Maude, Aylmer
Translator:
Maude, Louise
Translator:
Maude, Aylmer
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich
Author:
Maude, Alymer
Author:
Maude, Louise
Publisher:
Melville House
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Art of the Novella series
Series Volume:
27
Publication Date:
20040501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
98
Dimensions:
7.04x5.04x.34 in. .25 lbs.

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