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Leo Tolstoy - The Cossacks & Hadji Murat (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.25
SKU B001324
  • Format : Slightly Smaller 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : 1863/1904 (This Ed. 2016 - Penguin Pocket Classics)
  • ISBN : 9780241261897
  • SKU : B001324
  • PPC : SP420gm
  • RRP : £6.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

'He said that Shamil had ordered Hadji Murat to be taken dead or alive . . . '

Two masterly Russian tales of freedom, fighting and great warriors in the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, inspired by Tolstoy's years as a soldier living amid the Cossack people.

"Two short novels set in the Caucasus in the mid-19th century. The first one is partially based on young Tolstoy's military service in the region, while the second refers to a real historical figure who fought with the legendary Imam Shamil (1797-1871) against the Russians.

What strikes the reader of both is the intense humanity of the characters and the vivid depiction of local rural life. In the second novel, Tolstoy also makes some interesting point on the brutality of war and the vanity of powerful men, especially through an ironic portrait of Tsar Nicholas I (1796-1855). Recommended for anyone interested in classic Russian literature or Russian history." - Goodreads Review.

Third in a series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

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