Childhood, Boyhood, Youth

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

Leo Tolstoy began his trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, in his early twenties. Although he would in his old age famously dismiss it as an 'awkward mixture of fact and fiction', generations of readers have not agreed, finding the novel to be a charming and insightful portrait of inner growth against the background of a world limned with extraordinary clarity, grace and colour. Evident too in its brilliant account of a young person's emerging awareness of the world and of his place within it are many of the stances, techniques and themes that would come to full flower in the immortal War and Peace and Anna Karenina, and in the other great works of Tolstoy's maturity.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140449921
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 891.733
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 18316
Number of pages: xlviii, 413
Weight: 318g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 21mm