- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd; New edition edition (28 Feb. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1843910330
- ISBN-13: 978-1843910336
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.1 x 19 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 273,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hadji Murat (Hesperus Classics) Paperback – 28 Feb 2003
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'Had President Yeltsin read Tolstoy's Hadji Murat, he would have been less likely to have started the war with Chechnya.' -- Evgenii Evtushenko
'a chilling warning that echoes loud and clear down the years' -- The Guardian, 5 May 2003
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New English translation of a literary gem from Russian literatureSee all Product description
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Moerat fights for freedom of the Cheznyans, oppressed by the Russians. The era we talk about is 1850, though it could have easily been written a century and a half later. This is one of the reasons I love reading Tolstoj. His books are never dated. War and peace, his 1800-page masterpiece talks about Napoleon invading Russia. It could have been about any war. Tolstoj, one of the great Russian authors, has a strong sense of justice. He criticises the church, even though he is a Christian himself, he doesn't like the aristocracy, though isn't exactly working class himself, and he dislikes (in this book) the Russians, his country.
As an avid fan I have read quite a few books by Tolstoj. This is not my favourite. Not big enough, not deep enough, not compared to some of his classics. But that still means an extremely high level, that most authors will never reach.