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The Resource Master and man and other stories, Leo Tolstoy ; translated with notes by Ronald Wilks and Paul Foote ; introduction by Hugh McLean

Master and man and other stories, Leo Tolstoy ; translated with notes by Ronald Wilks and Paul Foote ; introduction by Hugh McLean

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Master and man and other stories
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Master and man and other stories
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Leo Tolstoy ; translated with notes by Ronald Wilks and Paul Foote ; introduction by Hugh McLean
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  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
The ten stories collected in this volume demonstrate Tolstoy's artistic prowess displayed over five decades -- experimenting with prose styles and drawing on his own experiences with humour, realism and compassion. Inspired by his time in the army, 'The Two Hussars' contrasts a dashing father and his mean-spirited son. Illustrating Tolstoy's belief that art must serve a moral purpose, 'What Men Live By' portrays an angel sent to earth to learn three existential rules of life, and 'The Two Old Men' shows a peasant abandoning his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in order to help his neighbours. And in the highly moving 'Master and Man', Tolstoy depicts a mercenary merchant travelling with his unprotesting servant through a blizzard to close a business deal -- little realising he may soon have to settle accounts with his maker. The translations by Paul Foote and Ronald Wilks are accompanied by an introduction by High McLean, which places the stories in the context of Tolstoy's life and literary development. This edition also includes further reading, a chronology and notes
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Collects ten stories from Tolstoy, and includes a chronology and an introduction that places the stories in the context of Tolstoy's life and literary development
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007317
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DLC
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1828-1910
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Tolstoy, Leo
Dewey number
891.733
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
Literary form
fiction
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1926-
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  • Wilks, Ronald
  • Foote, I. P.
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True
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Penguin classics
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Tolstoy, Leo
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adult
Label
Master and man and other stories, Leo Tolstoy ; translated with notes by Ronald Wilks and Paul Foote ; introduction by Hugh McLean
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Formerly CIP
Control code
000027731567
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxix, 293 p.
Isbn
9780140449624
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(pbk.) :
Label
Master and man and other stories, Leo Tolstoy ; translated with notes by Ronald Wilks and Paul Foote ; introduction by Hugh McLean
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Control code
000027731567
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxix, 293 p.
Isbn
9780140449624
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

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