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Resurrection (Transaction Large Print Books)

ISBN13: 9781560004660
ISBN: 1560004665
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $39.95
Publisher: Transaction Large Print
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Pages: 622
Average Goodreads rating: 4.14/5

One of Tolstoy's greatest books, Resurrection traces the conflict of pride and affection between Katusha, a prostitute charged with murder, and her first lover, Nekhludov, who serves on the jury at her trial. Prince Nekhludov recognizes her as the innocent young girl he once loved, se-duced, and abandoned. Through his attempts to alter the course of her fate, Nekhludov discovers the hypocrisy of his own atone-ment--and begins the journey to personal resur-rection.

The setting of Resurrection is the Russian un-derworld. Tolstoy turns a critical eye on the law, the penal system, and especially the Church. With its theme of fallen man and a non-Christian process of regeneration, the novel presents a panorama of Russian life at the end of the nineteenth century-- shot through with spiritual intensity and material dep-rivation.