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Tolstoy: Plays V1: Volume I: 1856-1886 (European Drama Classics)

ISBN13: 9780810111103
ISBN: 0810111101
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Published Date:
Pages: 191
Average Goodreads rating: 3.50/5

Although Tolstoy's fame rests on his novels, he was also a prolific dramatist; yet this part of his oeuvre has been consistently neglected by scholars and readers alike. Because the plays are satirical, didactic, and colored by complex peasant dialect, earlier translations have been flawed. Now the noted Slavic philologist Marvin Kantor and Tatiana Tulchinsky have prepared the first complete English translations of Tolstoy's plays. These latter pieces provide fascinating insight into Tolstoy's life and his development as a writer.

Volume One includes:
A Family of Gentlefolk
A Practical Man
An Uncle's Blessing
Free Love
An Infected Family
The Nihilist
Dramatization of the Legend about Aggeus
The First Moonshiner