Tolstoy knew as he was writing Hadji Murat, his last work of fiction, that it would not be published in his lifetime, and so gave an uncompromising portrayal of the Russians' faults and the nature of the rebels' struggle. In the process, he shows a mastery of style and an [...]
Erschienen: Juli 2011 / Lieferfrist: mind. 4 Wochen (Titel wird speziell besorgt)
'The Death of Ivan Ilyich - is usually regarded as an amazing narrative of the experience of dying, a search for the meaning of death. It is all that, and more: it's a great questioning of what is and what ought to be in a human life.' Nadine Gordimer
Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike, and soon brings [...]
The story of the life and death at the age of forty-five, of a high court prosecutor in 19th-century Russia, it is an intense and moving examination of loss and the possibilities of redemption, in which Tolstoy explores the dichotomy between the artificial and the authentic life.
Erschienen: 15.10.2012 / Lieferfrist: 1-3 Wochen (kurzfristig nicht lieferbar)
Describing family life set against the backdrop of war, this novel follows the fortunes of the Bolkonsky and Rostov families as Napoleon's armies sweep through Europe, invade Russia and end in Napoleon's defeat. It captures national events, private experiences of [...]
Informationen zum Autor. Rosamund Bartlett has published widely in the fields of Russian literature and music. Her books include Wagner and Russia (CUP) and Shostakovitch in Context (OUP), as well as biographies of Chekhov and Tolstoy. Her life of Tolstoy was longlisted for [...]
A pairing of Tolstoy's most spiritual and existential works of fiction and nonfiction from the renowned translator of Turgenev and Chekhov.
In "The Gospel in Brief: The Life of Jesus" the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) offers his retelling of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Through his poetic and moving account of the life of Jesus, we witness the power of Tolstoy's narrative range [...]
Erschienen: 2014 / Lieferfrist: 1-2 Wochen (Titel wird auf Bestellung gedruckt)
Describes the emotions and fears of childhood as this trilogy follows a young boy as he grows up.
Erschienen: 29.03.2012 / Lieferfrist: 3-5 Wochen (Titel wird speziell besorgt)
Trapped in a stifling marriage, Anna Karenina is swept off her feet by the dashing Count Vronsky. When the truth about their passionate liaison comes out, Anna's husband is more concerned with keeping up appearances than anything else, but at last he seeks a reluctant divorce.
Anna Karenina ist neben Effi Briest und Madame Bovary die wohl berühmteste Ehebrecherin der Weltliteratur. Glücklos mit einem hohen Beamten verheiratet, verfällt die bezaubernde, kluge und sanftmütige Anna dem jungen Offizier Graf Wronski in unwiderstehlicher Liebe. Eine [...]
"The Death of Ivan Ilyich" is one of the masterpieces of Tolstoy's late fiction. This collection includes "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" and nine other stories such as "Hadji Murat", "The Devil", and "War and Peace".
Erschienen: 04.11.2010 / Lieferfrist: 3-5 Wochen (Titel wird speziell besorgt)