The Cossacks

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Little Clothbound Classics: irresistible, mini editions of short stories, novellas and essays from the world’s greatest writers, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.

Dmitry Andreich Olenin, in the hope of escaping the hollowness of his privilege, joins the army and heads to the Caucasus. There among the foothills he will meet the Cossacks: a people he considers to be at one with the land. In their company he will hunt, he will drink, he will fall in love and, slowly, he will begin to understand that between people, between cultures, there is often a space that cannot be traversed…

‘It is the richness of Tolstoy’s genius that strikes us most in this story’ Virginia Woolf

ISBN: 9780241573778

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Olenin, a wealthy, orphaned, ‘superfluous man’ from Moscow joins the Russian army and travels to the Causasus – Russia’s equivalent of America’s Wild West. There, he discovers the profound beauty of nature, the rough strength of Cossacks and Chechens, and the agonies of unrequited love.

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Weight0.271 kg
Dimensions16.7 × 12 × 2.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

891.733 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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