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Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky Walter G. Moss

Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

Walter G. Moss

Published March 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781898855590
Paperback
304 pages
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Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky is both history and story, incorporating in its analysis of Alexander IIs turbulent reign the lives and ideas of the periods great writers, thinkers and revolutionaries who made this the Golden Age of Russian literature and thought. Uniquely, the book examines Alexander IIs policies and the reactions they provoked from the Russian intelligentsia. In doing so, it interweaves in-depth consideration of the personal and public lives of individuals such as Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Turgenev- it also incorporates reflections as to why the outcome of this tumultuous reign was so tragic.In his combination of considerable biographical material with the presentation of the main ideas of the eras chief writers and thinkers, Walter G. Moss has written a history that is of interest not only to scholars and students of the period, but also to more general readers.