Childhood

Childhood

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First published in 1852, Lev Tolstoy's Childhood details the life of Nikolenka, an aristocratic boy in 19th century Russia. With characters drawn in Tolstoy's life-like, realistic style, this brilliant first work gives readers a glimpse into the changing social landscape of imperial Russia, as well as providing timeless insights into the joys and agonies of childhood.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.13mm | 272.15g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150787894X
  • 9781507878941

About Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, also known as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright and philosopher who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Tolstoy was a master of realistic fiction and is widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. He is best known for two long novels, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). Tolstoy first achieved literary acclaim in his 20s with his semi-autobiographical trilogy of novels, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852-1856) and the collection Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based on his experiences in the Crimean War. His fiction output also includes two additional novels, dozens of short stories, and several famous novellas, including The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Family Happiness, and Hadji Murad. In addition to novels and short stories, he also wrote plays and philosophical essays on Christianity, nonviolent resistance, art and pacifism. (Adapted with thanks from Wikipedia.)show more

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