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    Family Happiness and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback) By (author) Leo Tolstoy

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    DescriptionAlthough best known for "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina, " Leo Tolstoy did not confine his literary talents to voluminous works. He was also a master of the short story and the long story--the particularly Russian form known as "povest'." Each of the tales in this collection exhibits the rich detail, vivid narration, and startling truths that characterize Tolstoy's famous novels. Two unusual, intriguing short stores--"Three Deaths" and "The Three Hermits"--appear here, along with four powerful long stories: "Family Happiness," "The Devil," "Father Sergius," and "Master and Man." "Family Happiness," the first story in this compilation, features a Tolstoyan theme that recurs both here and elsewhere in the author's writings: "The only certain happiness in life is to live for others." Written over a period of 40 years or more, these works display the author's evolving perspectives on love, marriage, art, politics, and patriotism. They offer an eclectic introduction to the great Russian writer's fiction as well as a feast for those already acquainted with the pleasures of reading Tolstoy.


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    Family Happiness and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leo Tolstoy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 163 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486440811
    ISBN 10: 0486440818

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 891.733
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 891.73/3
    LC classification: PG3366 .A13 2005
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYB
    Illustrations note
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    28 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    Family HappinessThree DeathsThe Three HermitsThe DevilFather SergiusMaster and Man