Ranging in scope from lengthy novellas to fables and folktales only a few pages long, Leo Tolstoyâs short fiction provides a marvelous opportunity to become closely acquainted with Russiaâs great novelist.
Volume 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoyâs growing spiritual preoccupations flowered into a series of extraordinary late masterpieces that equal anything in the earlier novels for intensity and power. Readers of The Death of IvÃ¡n IlÃ½ch, The Kreutzer Sonata, Father Sergius, Master and Man, and Hadji MurÃ¡d will recognize the brilliant novelist now transfigured by his passionate quest for salvation and forgiveness.
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Aylmer and Louise Maudeâs classic translations are supplemented by new translations by Nigel J. Cooper of six stories, including two that have never before appeared in English.
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