Tolstoy's War and Peace A Study by Reginald Frank Christian
  

Tolstoy's War and Peace A Study

Written by Reginald Frank Christian
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Tolstoy's War and Peace A Study by Reginald Frank Christian

With typically disarming modesty, the author, Professor Reginald Christian, writes in his preface, 'This is a book about a book, and as such it is doubtful it would meet with Tolstoy's approval if he were alive today. He goes on to say however, 'And yet people will continue to write about Tolstoy, as they continue to write about Shakespeare. The purpose of this book is in the first place to acquaint the English reader with material which will facilitate an understanding of the process of writing War and Peace - material which for the most part has not been translated into English, and which is not always obtainable in Russian: draft version of the novel, Tolstoy's diaries, notebooks and letters, the historical and biographical sources he used, and the secondary critical literature about the novel. In the second place I have attempted to consider certain aspects of the finished work - structural, linguistic, and ideological - and to offer very briefly some possible lines of approach to Tolstoy's art as a novelist.' There are six chapters: The Evolution of the Novel, Use of Sources, Idea and Genre, Structure and Composition, Language, and Characterization. War and Peace is arguably the greatest novel ever written. If any novel deserves this sort of critical anatomy it is War and Peace especially when written by one of the greatest Tolstoy scholars of the last one hundred years.

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Format

Paperback
192 pages

Author

Reginald Frank Christian
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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Publication date

19th August 2010

ISBN

9780571272754


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