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By A. V. Knowles

ISBN-10: 0415159067

ISBN-13: 9780415159067

This set contains forty volumes masking nineteenth and twentieth century ecu and American authors. those volumes could be to be had as an entire set, mini boxed units (by subject matter) or as person volumes. This moment set compliments the 1st sixty eight quantity set of severe history released by means of Routledge in October 1995.

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So both Botkin and Turgenev saw too many details, while the former saw them all as background and the latter could not even see that. ’ When he had read the fourth volume, he found parts of it wonderful and others unbearable. On the whole he preferred the third volume which he thought ‘almost all a chef d’oeuvre’ (see No. 36b ). ’ Turgenev told the critic Annenkov that he found parts of the novel marvellous but that the ‘historical addition’ was a ‘puppet comedy’ (see No. (62) By the time the last part appeared Botkin was enthusing that everything in the marvellous novel aroused the deepest interest, even Tolstoy’s ideas about war.

Bervi-Flerovsky, a politicosociologist of no mean influence, in reducing Prince Andrey’s father to size (see No. 29), said that if he really was one of the best men of the time it must have been because of his success in managing to make tens of thousands of peasants unhappy. A woman critic (see No. Tsebrikova, sees the fact 24 Introduction that Prince Andrey is the hero only as proof of the poor social position of women, for all the three women in his life— Princess Liza, Princess Maria and Natasha—play a markedly secondary role in his affairs, and the family life, which Tolstoy so extols and which is based upon the devotion of the mother, is but further proof.

He began praising it for its sublime ordinariness, something it took a writer of genius to fashion into a work of art—we all recognize Stiva Oblonsky as someone we know, and like—and Tolstoy obviously writes about all his characters with love. But then Solovyov suggests that the more of the novel you read, the more you become convinced that you have read it all before—and you have, in ‘War and Peace’. He sees all the leading characters as but younger versions of those in the earlier work, Kitty of Natasha, Levin of Pierre, Vronsky of Anatole, Stiva Oblonsky of Count Rostov.

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