Resurrection

Resurrection

Paperback Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Louise Shanks Maude, Edited by Richard F. Gustafson

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 24mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 29 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199555761
  • ISBN 13: 9780199555765
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 97,768

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Resurrection (1899) is the last of Tolstoy's major novels. It tells the story of a nobleman's attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia. Tolstoy's vision of redemption achieved through loving forgiveness, and his condemnation of violence, dominate the novel. An intimate, psychological tale of guilt, anger, and forgiveness, Resurrection is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century, reflecting its author's outrage at the social injustices of the world in which he lived. This edition, which updates a classic translation, has explanatory notes and a substantial introduction based on the most recent scholarship in the field. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Richard F. Gustavson is an eminent Professor of Slavic. He is currently Visiting Professor of Slavic at Harvard as well as Olin Professor of Russian at Barnard College, Columbia.

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Tolstoy magisterially condemns society's social inequities by holding a mirror up to its flawed face; gripping and sombre. The Observer