Master and Man and Other Stories

Master and Man and Other Stories


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449624
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

The ten stories collected in this volume demonstrate Tolstoy’s artistic prowess displayed over five decades – experimenting with prose styles and drawing on his own experiences with humour, realism and compassion. Inspired by his experiences in the army, ‘The Two Hussars’ contrasts a dashing father and his mean-spirited son. Illustrating Tolstoy’s belief that art must serve a moral purpose, ‘What Men Live By’ portrays an angel sent to earth to learn three existential rules of life, and ‘Two Old Men’ shows a peasant abandoning his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in order to help his neighbours. And in the highly moving ‘Master and Man’, Tolstoy depicts a mercenary merchant travelling with his unprotesting servant through a blizzard to close a business deal – little realizing he may soon have to settle accounts with his maker.
Master and Man and Other Stories

Master and Man and Other Stories

Leo Tolstoy, Editor: Ronald Wilks, Editor: Paul Foote, Translator: Ronald Wilks, Translator: Paul Foote

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