The Cossacks (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

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By Leo Tolstoy, Peter Constantine (Translator), Cynthia Ozick (Introduction by)
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This 1862 novel, in a vibrant new translation by Peter Constantine, is Tolstoy's semiautobiographical story of young Olenin, a wealthy, disaffected Muscovite who joins the Russian army and travels to the untamed frontier of the Caucasus in search of a more authentic life. While striving to adopt the rough and ready lifestyle of the local Cossacks, Olenin falls in love with a free-spirited girl whose fiance turns out to be a formidable opponent. Showcasing the philosophical insight that would characterize Tolstoy's later masterpieces, this long overdue translation is a revelation.

About the Author

Peter Constantine, winner of a PEN Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize and a National Translation Award, has earned wide acclaim for his translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel. His Modern Library translations include Gogol's Taras Bulba and Voltaire's Candide. Cynthia Ozick is the celebrated author of many novels, including The Shawl, The Puttermesser Papers, and Heir to the Glimmering World, and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for her essay collection Quarrel & Quandary.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780812975048
ISBN-10: 0812975049
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: February 14th, 2006
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)