Tolstoy’s first novel which he completed at the age of twenty three, and which immediately propelled him into the ranks of notable young writers winning favourable reviews from the established names of Russian literature such as Turgenev. The book is the first the trilogy exploring the inner life of a young boy.
Leo Tolstoy, a Russian writer most famous for his novels War and Peace (ISBN: 9781909175648) and Anna Karenina (ISBN: 9781909175112). Both acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider Tolstoy to be one of the world’s greatest novelists. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s. Tolstoy was born in Yasnaya Polyana, the family estate in the Tula region of Russia. The Tolstoys were a well-known family of old Russian nobility. He was the fourth of five children of Count Nikolai Ilyich Tolstoy.
Childhood by Leo Tolstoy, ISBN: 9781910558195, Sovereign, 114 pp
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