» » Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth

Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth download epub

by Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy


Epub Book: 1758 kb. | Fb2 Book: 1417 kb.

I - the tutor, karl ivanitch. Upon ours were heaped all sorts of books-lesson. books and play books-some standing up and some lying down.

I - the tutor, karl ivanitch. two standing decorously against the wall were two large volumes of a. Histoire des Voyages, in red binding. On that shelf could be seen books. thick and thin and books large and small, as well as covers without. books and books without covers, since everything got crammed up together.

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth book. Many themes that he Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth were Tolstoy's first published works; they are loosely based on his early life up to his university days, told from the perspective of a boy named Nikolenka as he makes his way through the joys and miseries of childhood and early adulthood. Some parts of the trilogy are more interesting and better worked out than others; there is enough in them to hold interest, however, and one can see the germs of Tolstoy's later genius in this early writing.

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Addeddate.

Boyhood and Youth soon followed, and Tolstoy was launched on the literary career that would bring him immortality. The artistic work of Leo Tolstoy has been described as 'nothing less than one tremendous diary kept for over fifty years'. This particular 'diary' begins with Tolstoy's first published work, Childhood, which was written when he was only twenty-three. A l work, it recounts two days in the childhood of ten-year-old Nikolai Irtenev, recreating vivid impressions of people, place and events with the exuberant perspective of a child enriched by the ironic retrospective understanding of an adult.

Leo (Lev Nikolayevich) Tolstoy was born at Yasnaya Polyana, his . In this book the European realistic novel, with its attention to social structures, exact description, and psychological rendering, found its most.

Leo (Lev Nikolayevich) Tolstoy was born at Yasnaya Polyana, his family's estate, on August 28, 1828, in Russia's Tula Province, the youngest of four sons. His mother died when he was two years old, whereupon his father's distant cousin Tatyana Ergolsky took charge of the children. In 1837 Tolstoy's father died, and an aunt, Alexandra Osten-Saken, became legal guardian of the children. Tolstoy returned to Yasnaya Polyana, determined to become a model farmer and a "father" to his serfs (unpaid farmhands). In this book the European realistic novel, with its attention to social structures, exact description, and psychological rendering, found its most complete expression.

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.

Tolstoy's earliest works, the autobiographical novels Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852–1856), tell of a. .

Tolstoy's earliest works, the autobiographical novels Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852–1856), tell of a rich landowner's son and his slow realization of the chasm between himself and his peasants. Though he later rejected them as sentimental, a great deal of Tolstoy's own life is revealed.

Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth - Leo Tolstoy. Childhood, boyhood, and youth by leo tolstoy.

His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina stand, in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life, at the very peak of realist fiction. Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth - Leo Tolstoy. published by Samizdat Express, Orange, CT, USA. established in 1974, offering over 14,000 books.

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth (Penguin Classics). This particular 'diary' begins with Tolstoy's first published work, "Childhood", which was written when he was only twenty-three.

This volume collects three short, thematically linked works by Tolstoy: "Childhood," "Boyhood," and "Youth."

Comments: (7)

Brialelis
Tolstoy's writing is THE BEST because it is truthful and real. I love anything by him.
NI_Rak
How could anyone not like Leo Tolstoy?
Gindian
Another great book from Tolstoy . This is like a autobiography of the writers early years . Can't get enough of Russia's greatest writer !!!
Ricep
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
Altad
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.
Gavinranara
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.
Iseared
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.
Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth download epub
Classics
Author: Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
ISBN: 1434469549
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Classics
Language: English
Publisher: Wildside Press (April 30, 2008)
Pages: 396 pages