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Leo Tolstoy

Childhood

“Childhood” is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian literary journal The Contemporary.

It is the first in a series of three novels and is followed by “Boyhood” and “Youth”. “Childhood” is an exploration of the inner life of a young boy, Nikolenka, and one of the books in Russian writing to explore an expressionistic style, mixing fact, fiction and emotions to render the moods and reactions of the narrator.
145 printed pages
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Quotes

  • Bram Van Langenhas quoted15 days ago
    traces of the grief, aroused by our conversation disappeared on, the instant that she had duties to fulfil, for she looked upon those duties as of paramount importance.
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    it has been God's will. He took her away because she was worthy to be taken, and because He has need of the good ones."
  • Bram Van Langenhas quoted15 days ago
    I took a delight in feeling that I was unhappy, and in trying to feel more so. Consequently this egotistic consciousness completely annulled any element of sincerity in my woe.

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