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Master and Man and Other Stories (2005) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The ten stories collected in this volume demonstrate Tolstoy's artistic prowess displayed over five decades - experimenting with prose styles and drawing on his own experiences with humour, realism and compassion. Inspired by his experiences in the army, 'The Two Hussars' contrasts a dashing father and his mean-spirited son. Illustrating Tolstoy's belief that art must serve a moral purpose, 'What Men Live By' portrays an angel sent to earth to learn three existential rules of life, and 'Two Old Men' shows a peasant abandoning his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in order to help his neighbours. And in the highly moving 'Master and Man', Tolstoy depicts a mercenary merchant travelling with his unprotesting servant through a blizzard to close a business deal - little realizing he may soon have to settle accounts with his maker.


  • Two Hussars
  • Strider
  • God Sees the Truth but Waits
  • A Prisoner of the Caucasus
  • What Men Live By
  • Neglect a Spark and the House Burns Down
  • The Two Old Men
  • The Three Hermits
  • How Much Land Does a Man Need?
  • Master and Man

Original title: Master and Man and Other Stories
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     How Much Land Does a Man Need? (1885) [Short Story]
      Author: Leo Tolstoy
     Three Hermits, the (1886) [Short Story]
      Author: Leo Tolstoy

Edition #1: Master and Man and Other Stories

Master and Man and Other Stories (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Ronald Wilks
Introduction by: Hugh McLean
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Manifested in:

Master and Man and Other Stories (2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140449624
Pages: 293

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