The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy audiobook

The Cossacks

By Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Louise Maude and Aylmer Maude
Read by David Thorn

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7.30 Hours Unabridged
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Olenin is an aimless young nobleman who is disenchanted with city life. Taking a post as a Cadet in the army, he finds himself assigned to the remote Cossack outpost in the Caucasus. It is here, among the Tatars, the Chechens, and the Old Believers, that he will fall in love with a beautiful Cossack girl. The only problem is that she is promised to a Cossack warrior. In the setting of what is present-day Kazakhstan, Tolstoy examines two psychological problems. The first is the dilemma of a young man who desires both fulfilling love and a place as a respected member of society. The other is the difficulty of a primitive society to accept domination by a higher culture that has no understanding of the traditions it asks its colonists to cast aside.

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Summary

Summary

Olenin is an aimless young nobleman who is disenchanted with city life. Taking a post as a Cadet in the army, he finds himself assigned to the remote Cossack outpost in the Caucasus. It is here, among the Tatars, the Chechens, and the Old Believers, that he will fall in love with a beautiful Cossack girl. The only problem is that she is promised to a Cossack warrior.

In the setting of what is present-day Kazakhstan, Tolstoy examines two psychological problems. The first is the dilemma of a young man who desires both fulfilling love and a place as a respected member of society. The other is the difficulty of a primitive society to accept domination by a higher culture that has no understanding of the traditions it asks its colonists to cast aside.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The best story that has been written in our language.” Ivan Turgenev
“It was with a kind of amaze that I read [The Cossacks] and felt, word by word and line by line, the truth of a new art in it.” William Dean Howells

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 7.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English