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User Review  - Marse - LibraryThing

Though not called a "memoir," Tolstoy's trilogy [Childhood, Boyhood, Youth] is based on himself. It is his first published work and it is a joy to read. The boy, Nikolai Irten'ev, retells his ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A tender, sensitive book, and partly autobiographical - but only partly. Tolstoy had a difficult childhood, and at this time in his life, after seeing the Crimean War, and having been through so much ... Read full review

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

This purports to be fiction but supposedly it is autobiographical. One can see why Tolstoy would not hold it forth as autobiography, since the narrator is an annoying and unlikeable person, who does ... Read full review

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User Review  - vaellus - LibraryThing

Difficult to rate as I read a sickly-sweet Finnish translation, so I'll give it a three as it clearly can't be quite as bad as it seemed. In any case this early Tolstoy work was originally published ... Read full review


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