Tolstoy: Plays V1 - Volume I: 1856-1886

Although Tolstoy's fame rests on his novels, he was also a prolific dramatist; yet this part of his oeuvre has been consistently neglected by scholars and readers alike. Because the plays are satirical, didactic, and colored by complex peasant dialect, earlier translations have been flawed. Now the noted Slavic philologist Marvin Kantor has prepared the first complete English translations of Tolstoy's plays. These latter pieces provide fascinating insight into Tolstoy's life and his development as a writer.

Volume One includes:

A Family of Gentlefolk

A Practical Man

An Uncle's Blessing

Free Love

An Infected Family

The Nihilist

Dramatization of the Legend about Aggeus

The First Moonshiner