Hadji Murad

Hadji Murad

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By (author) Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Aylmer Maude

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 145 pages
  • Dimensions: 141mm x 215mm x 8mm | 172g
  • Publication date: 18 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 048647366X
  • ISBN 13: 9780486473666
  • Sales rank: 225,418

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Tolstoy's novella blends fiction and historical fact to portray a legendary Avar chieftain who switched sides in the nineteenth-century Russo-Caucasian war. Inspired by the author's military service, "Hadji Murad" offers riveting views of warfare and treason, murder and vengeance, and behind-the-scenes political plotting. An uncharacteristically brief story by the creator of "War and Peace, " it voices Tolstoy's pacifist beliefs. This novella also provides a compelling depiction of the Caucasus, a mountainous territory between the Black Sea and the Caspian, prized for its strategic location and natural resources. Located at the crossroads of three empires--Turkey, Persia, and Russia--the region has long struggled with incursions by its neighbors and remains a troubled corner of the world to this day. Tolstoy's realistic pictures of life in a war zone raise enduringly relevant issues of life and death.

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