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The Cossacks (Modern Library)
The Cossacks (Modern Library) by Leo Tolstoy 0679642919 9780679642916
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The Cossacks (Modern Library) by Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoys lavish and always graphic use of detail, wrote John Bayley, together of course with its romance and exotic setting . . . has made The Cossacks the most popular of all his works. This vibrant new translation of Tolstoys 1862 novel, by PEN Translation Award winner Peter Constantine, is the authors semiautobiographical depiction of young Olenin, a wealthy, disaffected Muscovite, who joins the Russian army and travels to the untamed frontier of the Caucasus in search of a more authentic life. Quartered with his regiment in a Cossack village, Olenin revels in the glories of nature and the rough strength of the Cossacks and Chechens. Smitten by his unrequited love for a local girl, Maryanka, Olenin has a profound but ultimately short-lived spiritual awakening. Try as he might to assimilate, he remains an awkward outsider and his long search for a more enlightened and purposeful existence comes to naught. With the philosophical insight that would characterize Tolstoys later masterpieces, this long overdue major new translation is a revelation.

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Language: English

Edition: Modern Library

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 192

Publisher: Modern Library

Publication Date: 2004-10-19

Our Price: $15.39

ISBN: 0679642919

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Leo Tolstoy (Edition: Modern Library) Hardcover

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