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Resurrection | [Leo Tolstoy]

Resurrection

Tolstoy based Resurrection, the last of his novels, on a true story of a philanderer whose misuse of a beautiful young orphan girl leads to her ruin. Fate brings the two together many years later, and the meeting awakens the man's moral conscience. Anger, intimacy, forgiveness, and grace result.
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Publisher's Summary

Leo Tolstoy stands tall among the great Russian novelists of the 19th century. Tolstoy based Resurrection, the last of his novels, on a true story of a philanderer whose misuse of a beautiful young orphan girl leads to her ruin. Fate brings the two together many years later, and the meeting awakens the man's moral conscience. Anger, intimacy, forgiveness, and grace result.

While the situation of Tolstoy's plot is alien to most people, his nuanced treatment of mortal life is familiar to all. Later in his life Tolstoy confessed that he earlier had seduced two young girls for his pleasure. Perhaps his own deeds and their horrible consequences motivated him to write this novel with special passion. It is a particularly moving tale.

Tolstoy's Resurrection is marvelous in the fullest sense of the word - a story so improbable that it must be a miraculous achievement.

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    Cindy Woodland, CA, USA 09-26-09
    Cindy Woodland, CA, USA 09-26-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Vance is Wonderful!"

    First of all, Simon Vance is a wonderful reader. He does a brilliant job with the long Russian names which made this a pleasure to listen to. And the first half of the book I found completely captivating -- Tolstoy is an excellent writer and I loved his humor and detail. However, I'm afraid I lost interest during the second part of the book as I felt there were many new characters constantly being introduced who did not add to the story. I guess I was also a bit disappointed with the ending, but I guess it was a rather gutsy thing to write at the time.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Burrs 07-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding performance! I could "see" the story"
    What did you love best about Resurrection?

    The lesson on how to set personal ego aside and just do the right thing vs. the thing that other's projected expectation of the right thing.

    Complicated yet simple plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The focus on the consequences for actions having a long-term effect.

    The character development that Tolstoy pens reveals many human characteristics and exposes how perceptions of right and wrong, good and bad are woven into our pre-conceived notions of others.
    I also enjoyed the various little sub-plots.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    Katyusha Maslova - she shows vulnerability, nobility, work ethic, moral decay, and so many opposites in just one character.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Face the Extreme
    Extreme the Face


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 07-30-12
    Linda 07-30-12 Member Since 2010

    I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!

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    "I always wanted to read Leo Tolstoy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book has a lot of characters, but the all play out well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved how the story all wove together.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a story for the ages! It shows instead of tells. Very powerful!

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