by Leo Tolstoy
"Resurrection" (1899) tells the story of a nobleman's attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia.
Tolstoy's vision of redemption achieved through loving forgiveness, and his condemnation of violence, dominate the novel.
An intimate, psychological tale of guilt, anger and forgiveness, "Resurrection" is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century, reflecting its author's outrage at the social injustices of the world in which he lived.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 560 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/08/2009
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780140424638
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Review by TimForrest65
Big book. Big themes. but, a surprisingly easy read, sped on by the minutiae of well observed people. One of several key books for trying to understand the Russian pysche.In essence a man of great privilege trying to undo social injustice but, perhaps not being apprecated by those he was helping and certainly not by those he was taking to task.