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by Leo Tolstoy

  • Author: Leo Tolstoy
  • ISBN: 1419112880
  • ISBN13: 978-1419112881
  • ePub: 1776 kb | FB2: 1138 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Classics
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
  • Pages: 100
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 601
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Childhood ePub download

Childhood is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian literary journal The Contemporary.

Childhood is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. It is the first in a series of three novels and is followed by Boyhood and Youth. Published when Tolstoy was just twenty-three years old, the book was an immediate success, earning notice from other Russian novelists including Ivan Turgenev, who heralded the young Tolstoy as a major up-and-coming figure in Russian literature.

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When Leo Tolstoy read John Lubbock's list of 100 greatest books that was published in 1891 in the Pall Mall Budget . Childhood (up to 14 years). Book of Genesis – actually, Tolstoy calls it The Story of Joseph from the Bible.

When Leo Tolstoy read John Lubbock's list of 100 greatest books that was published in 1891 in the Pall Mall Budget magazine, he was not happy and even angry. So, he decided to compile his own list of 100 must-read books, but then realized that it’s an impossible task. 2. Arabian Nights, or how it’s known in Russia, One Thousand and One Nights. Especially Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and Tale of Kamar al-Zaman).

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 connected to the grandest of Russian aristocracy. Pushkin was his fourth cousin. He was the fourth of five children of Countess Mariya Tolstaya (Volkonskaya). Tolstoy's parents died when he was young, so he and his siblings were brought up by relatives. His teachers described him as "both unable and unwilling to learn.

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Read Childhood, by Leo Tolstoy online on Bookmate – Childhood is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian lite. Childhood is an exploration of the inner life of a young boy, Nikolenka, and one of the books in Russian writing to explore an expressionistic style, mixing fact, fiction and emotions to render the moods and reactions of the narrator.

Childhood (Детство ; 1852) is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy’s autobiographical trilogy. They are the works that launched his writing career. These books earned him instant acclaim. Childhood (Детство ; 1852) is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy’s autobiographical trilogy. This book describes the major physiological decisions of boyhood that all boys experience.

The first published novel by Leo Tolstoy released in November 1852. Published when Tolstoy was just twenty-three years old.

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Tolstoy's writing is THE BEST because it is truthful and real. I love anything by him.
How could anyone not like Leo Tolstoy?
Another great book from Tolstoy . This is like a autobiography of the writers early years . Can't get enough of Russia's greatest writer !!!
Extremely interesting account of his early life which was similar to Nabokov's wealthy parents.
They both received unmatched education by
today's standards . It produced two of the
worlds geniuses
This is Tolstoy's first trilogy, his first ever attempt at fiction. Semi-autobiographical and full of precious recollections of those great little things in life we all cherish so much, it is already a magnificent introduction to Tolstoy's great insightful mind and his striving for love and goodness through his characters. One Russian critic called "Childhood, Boyhood and Youth" the poetry of one's childhood. It truly is. Among the numerous little occurrences and funny stories, you can deeply feel the purpose of the book: love is everything that matters in this world and without love, our existence loses its meaning and our aspirations are dead. You can see it especially in Mother's letter and the character of Natalia Savishna. If you decide to read this wonderful book, make sure you picked the right translation. There are two slightly different versions of this work, thanks to the Russian editor Katkov, who made a lot of changes to the original without Tolstoy's consent. This "bad" version is represented in C.J. Hogarth's translation (Everyman's Library). Coupled with plain poor translating, it made reading the text unbearably dry and boring. Don't buy this translation! You will not find original Tolstoy there! After this book was published for the first time by Katkov, Tolstoy wrote a letter to him, where he complained about the changes. I have read both versions and I can say: the difference is significant. The most spicy, candid and beautiful moments are just not there. I would recommend translations by Prof. Leo Wiener or Rosemary Edmonds, although I haven't read much of the latter. As long as it begins as "Childhood" and NOT "The History of My Childhood", it should be alright. This book is not as consistent and in-depth as Tolstoy's later works, but for a 24-year-old officer, who had just begun to express himself on paper, this is a really magnificent work, easy to read and full of emotions. This is why I am giving it five stars.
I have ordered two titles in the Everyman's Library series from Amazon. Both were pictured with jackets (see image with this book), but both arrived without jackets. I ordered replacement copies (noting the problem) and replacements were duly sent...with no book jackets. Check before you purchase if you expect to receive the jacket as pictured.
Most people when they think of Tolstoy, War and Peace comes to mind. Others, Anna Karenina which is in large part due to Hollywood, the popular media and the numerous translations available over the years (Constance Garnet, Maud, etc..).

When people think of Nineteenth Century Russian Literature as whole, names like Dostoevsky, Pushkin and Chekhov come to mind. "Crime and Punishment", "Eugene Onegin" and "The Cherry Orchard" are works we might randomly associate with the novel, the narrative-poem and the plays of the great Russian masters.

Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth is that work which stands on the periphery, not only of Tolstoy's works but also of Russian literature in general. It feels Russian, the characters are Russians but the influences come from French literature (Rousseau) and Germany (Schiller, Goethe). There is a Bildungsroman element but I wouldn't want to label it a novel of development. There is also something more. Feeling, wonder, innocence, they too appear in the French and Germanic influences but there is also a great deal of sensation (a "novel of sensation"?). Reading this book, I could feel the narrator's home, I could feel his emotions. It is a work that explores the visceral aspects of being young, growing up and trying to find one's way in society.

Tolstoy's work often carry a great philosophical and moral weight. He was heavily influenced by Arthur Schopenhauer and his theories about the "will-to-live" and the endless cravings of "desire". Not only that, he was reading up on the works of the Shakers, their celibacy stance. The Kreuzer Sonata and The Devil are essentially works in which Tolstoy is maddened with lust and morality.

Here, you could say is the lighter Tolstoy, a Tolstoy of impressions, beauty, and tender emotions. There is no moralizing or foreboding, no fear of judgment, no murdering of wives. It is novel that looks forward to Proust in its dreamlike presentation of being young. While reading this book I felt like I disappeared into the child I once was and still am. A true hidden treasure and also the perfect example of how all Russian literature is not necessarily dark and murky.
Tolstoy’s literary achievements are so monumental that coming across another of his books worthy of the “classic” designation was a very welcome surprise. Among his first published works, “Childhood, Boyhood, Youth” is a fictionalized memoir of the author’s early years, rivaling Proust’s “Swann’s Way” for insight, humor and graceful readability. Like Marcel, Leo was a needy infant, a selfish youngster, an egotistical teen. While dissecting his younger self, Tolstoy also casts a beady eye on the quirks of those around him. As in his famous later masterworks, he observes society keenly and offers marvelous set-pieces that may not advance the narrative but tell everything about mid-19th-century upper-class Russian life.
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