By Leo Tolstoy
(Book Jacket prestige: now not Jacketed)Written over a interval of greater than part a century, those tales replicate each element of Tolstoy's artwork and character. They disguise his studies as a soldier within the Caucasus, his married existence, his passionate curiosity within the peasantry, his cult of fact adn simplicity, and, peculiarly, his becoming preoccupation with faith. Ranging in scope from novellas like The Kreutzer Sonata and Hadji Murad to folk-tales just a couple of pages lengthy, they supply a fabulous chance to develop into heavily accustomed to Russia's nice novelist. Aylmer and Louise Maude's vintage translations are supplemented by means of new translations via Nigel J. Cooper of six tales, together with that experience by no means earlier than seemed in English.