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Ronald Hayman

Originally published in 1970, this account of Tolstoy's achievement as a novelist concentrates on the best known of his works, in particular the two masterpieces Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Extracts are, however, taken from all the major novels and are arranged chronologically to demonstrate the development of his technique. The main part of the book is concerned with narrative method and analyses Tolstoy's treatment of character, landscape and dialogue together with his use of satire and irony. The range of subject matter throughout the novels is then discussed. In this way, Tolstoy's genius is seen to lie in his unique gift for penetrating deeply into the individual lives of his characters and at the same time embracing their actions within a complete framework of social and political life.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Oct 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 124
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032887197
  • Categories: Modern - 20th CenturyRussian & Soviet

Praise for this book

Original Review of Malcolm Lowry:

'An engaged and energetic survey of Lowry's work, concentrating largely on Under the Volcan but also usefully discussing the rest of the corpus, especially the early short stories...Binns offers an admirable condensed spy-hole onto Lowry's work.' Malcolm Lowry Review