Tolstoy, Leo - Leo Tolstoy: The Collected Stories - ( Item 123069 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2007. First Thus. 3 Fine Hardbacks. No inscriptions or bookplates. Very Good+ slipcase. Some marks to panels of slipcase. Leo Tolstoy's fame as a writer may stem from his novels such as Anna Karenina and War and Peace, but it is his short stories, written in over five decades, that reveal his soul. The 55 stories in this new edition, beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Russian artist Roman Pisarev, form the definitive collection of his short fiction. Haunted by themes of sin and mortality, Tolstoy wrote with 'an almost biblical vision' and an unflinching determination to confront universal questions. Yet these stories also contain fascinating biographical fragments of more than 50 years of Tolstoy's life, from feckless young aristocrat and raw army officer to social reformer and spiritual sage. From the vivid reportage of 'The Raid' to the late masterpiece 'Master and Man', these are great stories which 'can be read again and again: there is always something new and fascinating to find'. (John Bayley). The 55 stories in this collection are drawn almost exclusively from the translations of Aylmer and Louise Maude, whom Tolstoy knew well and for whose work he had the highest praise, saying that 'better translators could not be invented'
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