Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

By Walter G. Moss

Anthem Series on Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

A vibrant, enthralling account of Russia's most fascinating period of history.

PDF, 304 Pages

ISBN:9780857287632

March 2002

£15.16, $23.96

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About This Book

'Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky' is both history and story, incorporating in its analysis of Alexander II's turbulent reign the lives and ideas of the period's great writers, thinkers and revolutionaries who made this the Golden Age of Russian literature and thought. Uniquely, the book examines Alexander II's 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 era's 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.

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Walter G. Moss is Professor at the Department of History and Philosophy at East Michigan University.

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Anthem Series on Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Table of Contents

An Emperor's Funeral, 1855; Lieutenant Tolstoy in the Crimea; The Tsar Visits Moscow; A Professor and a Banquet; Tolstoy in the Capital; The Tsar, the Serfs and the Coronation; Dostoevsky in Exile; Michael Bakunin; The Muravievs and Perovskys, Siberia and China; Two Noblemen: Tolstoy and Turgenev; Herzen and 'The Bell' in London; Tolstoy and Bakunin visit Herzen; Turgenev and Dostoevsky visit Herzen; A Fateful Year, 1866; Nekrasov and Muraviev the Hangman; The Perovskys and Herzen in Geneva; Dostoevsy and Anna Snitkina; Professor Soloviev and his Family; Tolstoy: A Marriage and a Masterpiece; A Shot in Paris; Turgenev and Dostoevsky in Baden-Baden; The Dostoevskys in Geneva; Nechaev, Bakunin and the Last Days of Herzen; The Tsar Visits london, 1874; Dostoevsky in Bad Ems; Sophia Perovskaya, Radicalism and the Russian People; A Mystic in the Desert;The Tsar at the Front; The Death of Nekrasov; A Visit to a Monastery; Tolstoy Apologizes; 'Prophet, Prophet': Dostoevsky's Pushkin Speech; A Death and a Marriage; Two Conspirators; Bombs and Blood; The Trial; Two Appeals; A Spectacle on Semenovsky Square; Epilogue; Who's Who?; Chronology; Endnotes; A Note on Principal Sources; Bibliography of Printed Materials; Index

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