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Leo Tolstoy The Complete Novels And Novellas

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Book House Publishing
ISBN: 6050482535
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This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. Here you will find the complete novels and novellas of Leo Tolstoy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Childhood - Boyhood - Youth - Family Happiness - The Cossacks - War and Peace - Anna Karenina - The Death of Ivan Ilyich - The Kreutzer Sonata - Resurrection - The Forged Coupon - Hadji Murad

The Devil

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612192327
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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.

Leo Tolstoy S 5 Greatest Novellas Annotated

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Bottletree Books LLC
ISBN: 1933747161
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After reading War & Peace, Fyodor Dostoevsky put the book down and said, "The fool hath said in heart there is no God." Yet, Tolstoy's shorter novels (i.e., novellas) are filled with all the war, adventure, comedy, religion, tragedy, and Russian tradition that inhabit the longer novels of the Russian bear of literature. Andrew Barger, editor of the best selling anthology, "Leo Tolstoy's 20 Greatest Short Stories Annotated," has gathered the very best of Tolstoy's novellas into one remarkable collection that includes hundreds of annotations of difficult Russian terms and sheds light on historic figures mentioned in the stories. But there is much more to this anthology. Andrew has included a short biography on Tolstoy and a chronology of his life and publications. Read these fascinating novellas today: 1) The Invaders - A Russian team moves against Shamyl and his Islamic army in the Caucasus, which is based on Tolstoy's military experiences in the 1850s. 2) The Death of Ivan Ilyich - When a man who has done good his entire life is stricken with an illness, it makes him question everything. 3) Two Hussars - When a hell-raiser takes lodging in a small Russian city, debauchery is inevitable but will it be matched years later by his son? 4) Father Sergius - The taboo subject of a priest being subjected to physical temptation is explored in one of Tolstoy's most scandalous stories. 5) Master & Man - By the end of this snowstorm adventure, you will be asking yourself, Who is the master and who is the servant? What do some of the world's greatest literary minds have to say about the works of Tolstoy: A second Shakespeare. Gustave Flaubert No English novelist is as great as Tolstoy. E.M. Forster The greatest Russian writer of prose fiction. Vladimir Nabokov The greatest of all novelists. Virginia Woolf Read the shorter novels of Leo Tolstoy today: http://www.AndrewBarger.com

The Death Of Ivan Ilych

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612190804
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There is no explanation. Written eight years after the publication of Anna Karenina—a time during which, despite the global success of his novels, Leo Tolstoy renounced fiction in favor of religious and philosophical tracts—The Death of Ivan Ilych represents perhaps the most keenly realized melding of Tolstoy’s spirituality with his artistic skills. Here in a vibrant new translation, the tale of a judge who slowly comes to understand that his illness is fatal was inspired by Tolstoy’s observation at his local train station of hundreds of shackled prisoners being sent off to Siberia, many for petty crimes. When he learned that the sentencing judge had died, Tolstoy was roused to consider the judge’s thoughts during his final days—a study on the acceptance of mortality only deepened by the death, during its writing, of one of Tolstoy’s own young children. The final result is a magisterial story, both chilling and beguiling in the fullness of its empathy, its quotidian detail, and the beauty of its prose, and is, as many have claimed it to be, one of the most moving novellas ever written. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Collected Shorter Fiction Vol 2

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307819914
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Ranging in scope from lengthy novellas to fables and folktales only a few pages long, Leo Tolstoy’s short fiction provides a marvelous opportunity to become closely acquainted with Russia’s great novelist. Volume 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoy’s growing spiritual preoccupations flowered into a series of extraordinary late masterpieces that equal anything in the earlier novels for intensity and power. Readers of The Death of Iván Ilých, The Kreutzer Sonata, Father Sergius, Master and Man, and Hadji Murád will recognize the brilliant novelist now transfigured by his passionate quest for salvation and forgiveness. Aylmer and Louise Maude’s classic translations are supplemented by new translations by Nigel J. Cooper of six stories, including two that have never before appeared in English. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition.

Family Happiness

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1910558222
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The story follows unconventional love and marriage of a young girl, Masha aged 17, and the much older Sergey Mikhaylych , an old family friend. The story is narrated by Masha. After a courtship that has the trappings of a mere family friendship, Masha's love grows and expands until she can no longer contain it. She reveals it to Sergey Mikhaylych and discovers that he also is deeply in love.

The Greatest Short Stories Of Leo Tolstoy

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
ISBN: 8180320006
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Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features highly acclaimed short stories by Tolstoy who is regarded as one of the greatest writers in history. Among Russian writers, Leo Tolstoy is probably the best known to the Western world, largely because of War and Peace, his epic in prose, and Anna Karenina, one of the most splendid novels in any language. But during his long lifetime, Tolstoy also wrote enough shorter works to fill many volumes. The seven parts into which this book is divided include 'God Sees the Truth, but Waits' and 'A Prisoner in the Caucasus' which Tolstoy himself considered as his best. 'How Much Land Does a Man Need?' depicting the greed of a peasant for land; the most brilliantly told parable, 'Ivan the Fool'—these are all contained in this volume. The book includes an active table of contents for easy navigation. CONTENTS: PART 1 : FOLK-TALES RETOLD 1. The Godson 2. The Empty Drum 3. How Much Land does a Man Need? 4. The Repentant Sinner 5. The Three Hermits 6. A Grain as Big as a Hen’s Egg 7. The Imp and the Crust PART 2 : ADAPTATIONS FROM THE FRENCH 8. Too Dear! 9. The Coffee-House of Surat PART 3 : TALES FOR CHILDREN 10. A Prisoner in the Caucasus 11. The Bear-Hunt 12. God Sees the Truth, but Waits PART 4 : A FAIRY TALE 13. The Story of Iván the Fool PART 5 : STORIES GIVEN TO AID THE PERSECUTED JEWS 14. Work, Death and Sickness 15. Esarhaddon, King of Assyria 16. Three Questions PART 6 : STORIES WRITTEN TO PICTURES 17. Ilyás 18. Evil Allures, but Good Endures 19. Little Girls Wiser than Men PART 7 : POPULAR STORIES 20. A Spark Neglected Burns the House 21. Two Old Men 22. Where Love is, God is 23. What Men Live by Publisher : General Press

The Complete Novels Of Dostoyevsky

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027201276
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's complete novels. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. His major works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. Table of Contents: NOVELS AND NOVELLAS: Poor Folk The Double The Landlady Netochka Nezvanova Uncle's Dream The Village of Stepanchikovo The Insulted and Humiliated The House of the Dead Notes from Underground Crime and Punishment The Gambler The Idiot The Permanent Husband The Possessed (Demons) The Raw Youth (The Adolescent) The Brothers Karamazov ESSAYS ON DOSTOYEVSKY: A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE by Isabel Florence Hapgood DOSTOYEVSKY AND HIS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD by Zinaida Vengerova ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS by William Lyon Phelps Extract from 'AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE' by Maurice Baring BIOGRAPHY Fyodor Dostoyevsky, A Study by Aimée

The Death Of Ivan Ilych

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1933633549
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There is no explanation. Here in a vibrant new translation, the tale of a judge who slowly comes to understand that his illness is fatal was inspired by Tolstoy's observation at his local train station of hundreds of shackled prisoners being sent off to Siberia, many for petty crimes. When he learned that the sentencing judge had died, Tolstoy was roused to consider the judge's thoughts during his final days--a study on the acceptance of mortality only deepened by the death, during its writing, of one of Tolstoy's own young children.