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Youth

by Leo Tolstoy

Youth begins with the narrator's friedship with Dmitri (who the narrator meets through his brother Volodya). The arc of the story mostly starts and finishes with his entrance and exit examinations for University. He experiences religious, social, dreams, and education struggles; falls easily in and out of love; and begins to emerge as someone who is both independent of others, but still struggling to objectively rise above his class and social constraints.

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Language

English

Original Language

Russian

Published In

1857

Author

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Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, Tolstoy is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1878),often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved litera...

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