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The Cossacks (1863)
by Leo Tolstoy
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812975049, Paperback)This 1862 novel, in a vibrant new translation by Peter Constantine, is Tolstoy’s semiautobiographical story 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. While striving to adopt the rough and ready lifestyle of the local Cossacks, Olenin falls in love with a free-spirited girl whose fiancé turns out to be a formidable opponent. Showcasing the philosophical insight that would characterize Tolstoy’s later masterpieces, this long overdue translation is a revelation.
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David McDuff's translation conveys the beauty and power of the original pieces, while the introduction reflects on Tolstoy's own war-time experiences. This edition also includes notes.
Five editions of this book were published by Audible.com.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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