Hadji Murad

Hadji Murad

Book - 2003 | Modern Library pbk. ed.
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In 1851 Leo Tolstoy enlisted in the Russian army and was sent to the Caucasus to help defeat the Chechens. During this war a great Avar chieftain, Hadji Mur'd, broke with the Chechen leader Shamil and fled to the Russians for safety. Months later, while attempting to rescue his family from Shamil's prison, Hadji Mur'd was pursued by those he had betrayed and, after fighting the most heroic battle of his life, was killed.Tolstoy, witness to many of the events leading to Hadji Mur'd's death, set down this story with painstaking accuracy to preserve for future generations the horror, nobility, and destruction inherent in war.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, [2003]
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed.
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780812967111
Branch Call Number: FIC Tolst
Characteristics: xxxv, 153 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Maude, Aylmer 1858-1938.

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rwraysmith Aug 26, 2014

Beautiful story, well-done, by one of the masters of literature. My only complaints are that as a novella, it is too short to flesh out some really interesting characters, and the ending left me a little flat (like it ended too soon). On the other hand, it was a pleasure reading Tolstoy again - his last novel.

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cainsriver
Nov 25, 2011

A well told story, doesn't get much better than this. Especially liked the chapter describing the court of the czar, Nicholas l.

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