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    Sevastopol Sketches (Sebastopol Sketches) (Paperback) By (author) Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Translated by Louise Maude, Translated by Aylmer Maude

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    Description"Sevastopol Sketches (Sebastopol Sketches)" is a collection of three works of historical fiction in which Tolstoy draws upon his real life experiences during the Siege of Sevastopol. The titular location draws its name from that of a city in Crimea and takes place during the Crimean war. The three tales in this collection are respectively titled "Sevastopol in December," "Sevastopol in May," and "Sevastopol in August." In the December tale Tolstoy introduces us to Sevastopol by giving the reader a tour and introducing us to the settings, mannerisms, and background that would relevant in the following tales. In the May tale Tolstoy examines the senselessness of war, musings that would lay the foundation for his much larger work and magnum opus "War and Peace." In the third and final tale the fall of the town is detailed. Published in 1855 "Sevastopol" was written near the beginning of the author's literary career. It is a book in which we begin to see the writer exhibit a quality of prose that would one day establish him as the greatest of all writers in the Russian and any other language.


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    Title
    Sevastopol Sketches (Sebastopol Sketches)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Translated by Louise Maude, Translated by Aylmer Maude
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 140 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781420949285
    ISBN 10: 1420949284
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    Thema V1.0: FV
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Digireads.com
    Imprint name
    Digireads.com
    Publication date
    31 January 2013