- Publisher: North Books (May 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582879184
- ISBN-13: 978-1582879185
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
This story provides excitement and shows Tolstoy's ability to draw characters and scenes with superb skill.
Cynthia Ozick's introduction provides useful historical background information and challenges Tolstoy's romanticized depiction of Cossack society.
It sounds just like him, and he says in A Moveable Feast that he was reading lots of Russian stuff at the start of his career.
The Cossacks and Hadji Murat are included in Works of Leo Tolstoy available in Kindle. Sevastopol Stories is not, and this is the only reason to buy this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by H. O. Fattorini
A pleasure to read Tolstoy in this 'shorter' fiction novel depicting Cossacks life. I enjoyed the historical reference and Tolstoy's explicit description of Cossack territory;... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gene M Brosius
It is a good read, and as with penguin classics the notes help those who are unfamiliar with the history. Recommended. Price is good too.Published 8 months ago by hdgriller
Tolstoy's COSSACK is another fascinating story where purpose is found in the atmosphere of war. This goes for the jaded Olenin, an heir to a fortune that he had half squandered... Read morePublished 10 months ago by John T C
I gave this to my mother to read in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings so she could understand some of the history, culture and politics of the Caucasus region. Read morePublished 18 months ago by i luv amazon
The three stories in this book unveil clearly Tolstoy's vision on mankind, on life and death, on war and peace, on religion, morality and political leadership. Read morePublished on July 1, 2012 by Luc REYNAERT
THE COSSACKS is an early novel of Leo Tolstoy, and at times it seems almost puerile. But it also has considerable merits. Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by R. M. Peterson
Book arrived on time and in perfect order. Good seller. The story is typical romantic Russian tale which, with all due respect to Count Leo, I have always found difficult to... Read morePublished on September 20, 2011 by pen
... between Russia and Chechnya, along the Terek River! But it's not 2010 nor Putin's Russia. It's the mid 1850s, and Imperial Russia is near the accomplishment of 100 years of... Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by Giordano Bruno