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Childhood, Boyhood and Youth

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A trilogy of early works by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude and with an introduction by Aylmer Maude. Oxford World Classics edition from 1961.

Though the events described in 'Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth' are to a large extent fictitious, Nikolenko can be fairly regarded as a self-portrait, and the three stories are therefore doubly interesting for the light they throw on Tolstoy's development both as a man and as a writer. They describe the upbringing of a Russian aristocrat in a world that vanished with the Russian Revolution, and show already the psychological insight and subtlety of analysis that were to make Tolstoy one of the greatest novelists of all time. The painful process of adolescence has perhaps never been more penetratingly described. 'Childhood', Tolstoy's first published work, appeared in a Petersburg monthly magazine in September, 1852. and its sequels, 'Boyhood' and 'Youth', in 1854 and 1857 respectively.

Good condition hardback with dust cover. Slight tears to dust cover with some pen marking on the back. Owner's name inscribed on end paper but pages otherwise clean and spine intact.

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Author(s):
Leo Tolstoy
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1961
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
404
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Childhood, Boyhood and Youth

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A trilogy of early works by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude and with an introduction by Aylmer Maude. Oxford World Classics edition from 1961.

Though the events described in 'Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth' are to a large extent fictitious, Nikolenko can be fairly regarded as a self-portrait, and the three stories are therefore doubly interesting for the light they throw on Tolstoy's development both as a man and as a writer. They describe the upbringing of a Russian aristocrat in a world that vanished with the Russian Revolution, and show already the psychological insight and subtlety of analysis that were to make Tolstoy one of the greatest novelists of all time. The painful process of adolescence has perhaps never been more penetratingly described. 'Childhood', Tolstoy's first published work, appeared in a Petersburg monthly magazine in September, 1852. and its sequels, 'Boyhood' and 'Youth', in 1854 and 1857 respectively.

Good condition hardback with dust cover. Slight tears to dust cover with some pen marking on the back. Owner's name inscribed on end paper but pages otherwise clean and spine intact.

Author(s):
Leo Tolstoy
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1961
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
404
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Childhood, Boyhood and Youth

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