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Master And Man
by Leo Tolstoy, Trans. By Louise Maude And Aylmer Maude
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The stories collected in this volume demonstrate Tolstoys artistic prowess displayed over five decades experimenting with prose styles and drawing on his own experiences with humor and compassion. The Two Hussars, inspired by his time in the army, contrasts a dashing father and his mean-spirited son. Illustrating Tolstoys belief that art must serve a moral purpose, What Men Live By portrays an angel sent to earth to learn three existential rules of life. And in the deeply moving Master and Man, a mercenary merchant travels with his unprotesting servant through a blizzard to close a business deallittle realizing he may soon have to settle accounts with his maker.
Text: Russian, English
Another masterpiece from Tolstoy. Very spiritual book dealing with a rich merchants morality. A great novel about human nature and sacrifice. Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.
About the Author
Leo Tolstoy (18281910) was the author of two of literatures greatest novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
Ronald Wilks has translated works by Gorky, Gogol, and Chekhov for Penguin Classics.
Hugh McLean has published widely on Russian literature.
Paul Foote was, until his retirement, a university lecturer in Russian and fellow of The Queens College, Oxford.
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