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Sebastopol in May

Sebastopol in May (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Tolstoy, Leo
Volume editor Pursglove, D. M.

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The three 'Sebastopol Stories' were based on Tolstoy's experience as a serving solider in the besieged Crimean city in 1854 and 1855. First published in book form in 1856, they consolidated the reputation the young Tolstoy had established with Childhood (1852).In Sebastopol in De...cember, cast in the form of a guided tour of the city, Tolstoy chronicles both the patient suffering and the undemonstrative heroism of the city's defenders and civilian population. Sebastopol in May focuses on the officer class, particularly the vacillating Mikhailov and the doomed Praskukhin, the description of whose death is one of the most celebrated passages in Russian literature. In these stories Tolstoy's anti-war stance, so important in War and Peace and his later non-fictional works, is already clearly delineated. (The third story, Sebastopol in August, is not included in this edition.)
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ISBN 9781853993534
Released NZ 1 Jan 1998
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Language Russian
Series Russian texts
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ISBN-13 9781853993534
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bristol Classical Press
Released 1 Jan 1998
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Language Russian
Author(s) By Tolstoy, Leo
Volume editor Pursglove, D. M.
Series Russian texts
Category Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 108
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 5mm
Dewey Code 891.733
Weight 136g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Literary Studies: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education