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Resurrection (Wordsworth Classics) by Leo Tolstoy - Paperback - 2014 - from Fleur Fine Books (SKU: 9781840227284)

Resurrection (Wordsworth Classics)

Resurrection (Wordsworth Classics) by Leo Tolstoy - Paperback - 2014 - from Fleur Fine Books (SKU: 9781840227284)

Resurrection (Wordsworth Classics)

by Leo Tolstoy

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 2014, Book Condition: New, This powerful novel, Tolstoy's third major masterpiece, after War and Peace and Anna Karenina, begins with a courtroom drama (the finest in Russian literature) all the more stunning for being based on a real-life event. Dmitri Nekhlyudov, called to jury service, is astonished to see in the dock, charged with murder, a young woman whom he once seduced, propelling her into prostitution. She is found guilty on a technicality, and he determines to overturn the verdict. This pitches him into a hellish labyrinth of Russian courts, prisons and bureaucracy, in which the author loses no opportunity for satire and bitter criticism of a state system (not confined to that country) of cruelty and injustice. This is Dickens for grown-ups, involving a hundred characters, Crime and Punishment brought forward half a century. With unforgettable set-pieces of sexual passion, conflict and social injustice, Resurrection proceeds from brothel to court-room, stinking cells to offices of state, luxury apartments to filthy life in Siberia. The ultimate crisis of moral responsibility embroils not only the famous author and his hero, but also you and me. Can we help resolve the eternal issues of law and imprisonment? . 2014. TRADE PAPERBACK.

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Two irresistibly intimate masterworks by one of Russia?s greatest writers Published here in a marvelous new translation, Resurrection tells the story of a Russian nobleman who comes face to face with the sins of his past. When Prince Nekhlyudov serves on a jury at the trial of a prostitute arrested for murder, he is horrified to discover that the accused is a woman he had once seduced and abandoned. His guilt at the central role he played in her ruin soon leads him on a quest for forgiveness as he follows her into the prisons of Siberia. Conceived on an epic scale, this novel is both a trenchant denunciation of government, aristocracy, the judicial system, and the Church as well as a highly personal statement of Tolstoy?s belief in human redemption and spiritual development.

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Fleur Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
9781840227284
Title
Resurrection (Wordsworth Classics)
Author
Leo Tolstoy
Format/binding
TRADE PAPERBACK
Book condition
new New
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Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1840227281
ISBN 13
9781840227284
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Place of Publication
U.s.a.
Date Published
2014
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