Essay topics include historical fiction, war drama, and realism. In-depth critical discussions of Tolstoy's novel.
Tolstoy’s epic novel is one of the most famous pieces of Russian literature and is on the short list of the most important works of literature in the world. This volume examines Tolstoy’s unique achievement through a number of thought-provoking essays, and the interplay of the many genres of the text, including historical fiction, war drama, romance and realism.
Each Critical Insights is divided into four sections:
An Introduction – The book and the author
The essays aim to provide a background to the title and author that is an historical, cultural, and biographical foundation for the reader.
These essays utilize common critical approaches to further analyze the author's work.
Each essay is 2,500-5,000 words in length and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes.
- Chronology of Leo Tolstoy's Life
- Works by Leo Tolstoy
- About the Editor