Childhood


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Childhood, published in 1852, is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy’s autobiographical trilogy, which also includes Boyhood, and Youth. Published when Tolstoy was twenty-three, the book gained immediate notice among Russian writers including Ivan Turgenev, and heralded the young Tolstoy as a major figure in Russian letters. Childhood is an expressionist exploration of the internal life of a young boy, Nikolenka, and was a new form in Russian writing, mixing fact, fiction and emotions to render the moods and reactions of the narrator. Childhood is Tolstoy’s first published work. Translated into English by C. J. Hogarth. (Summary by Hugh) (4 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1-3 29:46 Read by Hugh McGuire
Chapter 4-6 19:28 Read by Alex Foster
Chapter 7-9 17:03 Read by Dale Hudjik
Chapter 10 5:07 Read by Randy Phillips
Chapter 11 8:26 Read by Randy Phillips
Chapter 12 6:43 Read by Randy Phillips
Chapter 13-15 26:35 Read by Mark Bradford
Chapter 16-18 26:08 Read by Mark Bradford
Chapter 19 15:22 Read by Randy Phillips
Chapter 20 9:45 Read by Randy Phillips
Chapter 21 9:24 Read by Randy Phillips
Chapter 22 4:11 Read by Andrew
Chapter 23 6:50 Read by Andrew
Chapter 24 3:24 Read by Andrew
Chapter 25 14:14 Read by Scoot
Chapter 26 7:15 Read by Scoot
Chapter 27 12:56 Read by Scoot
Chapter 28 23:57 Read by Ezwa