Childhood (version 2)


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Childhood is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian literary journal The Contemporary. It is the first in a series of three novels and is followed by Boyhood and Youth. Published when Tolstoy was just twenty-three years old, the book was an immediate success, earning notice from other Russian novelists including Ivan Turgenev, who heralded the young Tolstoy as a major up-and-coming figure in Russian literature. Childhood is an exploration of the inner life of a young boy, Nikolenka, and one of the books in Russian writing to explore an expressionistic style, mixing fact, fiction and emotions to render the moods and reactions of the narrator. - Summary by Wikipedia (3 hr 54 min)

Chapters

I. The Tutor, Karl Ivanitch 12:33 Read by Expatriate
II. Mamma 5:26 Read by Expatriate
III. Papa 8:45 Read by Expatriate
IV. Lessons 7:03 Read by Expatriate
V. The Idiot 9:03 Read by Expatriate
VI. Preparations for the Chase 5:16 Read by Expatriate
VII. The Hunt 9:54 Read by Expatriate
VIII. We Play Games 4:26 Read by Expatriate
IX. A First Essay in Love 2:54 Read by Expatriate
X. The Sort of Man My Father Was 5:13 Read by Expatriate
XI. In the Drawing-room and the Study 7:49 Read by Expatriate
XII. Grisha 6:25 Read by Expatriate
XIII. Natalya Savishna 8:04 Read by Expatriate
XIV. The Parting 10:19 Read by Expatriate
XV. Childhood 6:24 Read by Expatriate
XVI. Verse-Making 11:56 Read by Expatriate
XVII. The Princess Kornakoff 7:39 Read by Expatriate
XVIII. Prince Ivan Ivanovitch 8:43 Read by Expatriate
XIX. The Iwins 14:19 Read by Expatriate
XX. Preparations for the Party 8:53 Read by Expatriate
XXI. Before the Mazurka 8:13 Read by Expatriate
XXII. The Mazurka 5:12 Read by Expatriate
XXIII. After the Mazurka 7:23 Read by Expatriate
XXIV. In Bed 3:54 Read by Expatriate
XXV. The Letter 12:07 Read by Expatriate
XXVI. What Awaited Us at the Country-house 6:24 Read by Expatriate
XXVII. Grief 10:52 Read by Expatriate
XXVIII. Sad Recollections 19:30 Read by Expatriate