Collected Shorter Fiction (Volume 2) by Leo Tolstoy

By Leo Tolstoy

(Book Jacket prestige: no longer Jacketed)The simply finished hardcover variation of Tolstoy's shorter fiction--57 tales and novellas, together with that experience by no means sooner than seemed in English.In those good-looking volumes, each point of Tolstoy's artwork and character is mirrored: his studies as a soldier within the Caucasus, his married existence, his passionate curiosity within the peasantry, his trust honestly and ease, and primarily, his becoming preoccupation with faith. Ranging in scope from the quick novels Hadj Murad and The Kreutzer Sonata to folktales just a couple of pages lengthy, they carry us in detail into the realm of the good Russian novelist.

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The driver shook his head, reluctant to move. “I don’t know, man,” he said with a deep Jamaican accent. ” Galen took out his wallet, pulled out a hundred-dollar bill and offered it to the guy. ” The man almost snatched the bill out of Galen’s hand and shot the woman an apologetic look. “Sorry, miss, I have a large family to feed. ” Satisfied, Galen reached over to close the door, but the woman—the sinfully beautiful but very angry woman—was blocking the way. He tilted his head back and looked up at her.

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