His participation in the war gave him a better insight when it came to writing the novel War and Peace. To begin with, Tolstoy mustered up the title and some of his ideas from a well known economist and anarchist, Pierre Joseph Proudhon. Leo Tolstoy began writing the novel war and peace in the year when he eventually espoused and settled down. Reckoned as one of the most significant works of history, the War and peace novel is considered as one of the best literature achievements of Leo Tolstoy. However, according to Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1873-1877), another major achievement in his literature genre, deserves credit as a true novel.
These were the highlighted points in literature that portrayed politics and culture to represent Russia to what it truly is. Nikolai Gogol and Fyodor Dostoyevsky are two of the main writers that wrote their stories like The Nose and The Double to show a representation of the Russian government system through the people of that time. In the 19th century, before Russian literature became a worldwide hit, the Russian country was going through changes that affected the people in a new. In the 1830s, the new Russia known as Golden Era came through. This was the time romanticism came through and started the rise in Russian literature.
Leo Tolstoy borrowed the title for his best and most famous novel War and Peace, which was published in 1869, from French anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. Proudhon also influenced Leo Tolstoy becoming an anarchist, after Tolstoy read his publication called “La Guerre et la Paix”, which is French for war and peace. War and Peace was not Tolstoy’s only famous work though, he had numbers of others. Tolstoy’s second most notable book was Anna Karenina,... ... middle of paper ... ...sant Schools at Yasnaya Polyana By Eric M. Souder."
Anton Chekhov’s Selected Stories portray the Russian people as they were not how he wished they were; which is why he never “lived in his works”. Instead Chekhov acted as a moral compass for the Russian generation. His brilliance laid on the reliance of “impressionistic realism” and the ever-present after mass of the official end of serfdom in (1861), allowing him to encompass more aspects of Russian life. His stories are under constant study because of the individuality of his writing techniques. While Chekhov's use of irony, characterization and imagery provides insight into 19th-century Russia, it is through characterization that we understand the minds of contemporary Russians.
Then novel War and Peace was written by a famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy in 1865. The novel describes the war with Napoleon in which many countries were involved such as Russia, Austrian, Prussia, Spain, Sweden, and Britain. The novel mainly focuses on Russia. It reflects the different views and participation in the war of Russian aristocracy and peasants and also shows Tolstoy’s negative viewpoint on the war. Showing the war, Tolstoy describes Napoleon’s attack on Russia, the battle of Borodino, the slow retrieval of the Russian army, the conquest of Moscow by Napoleon, the fire in Moscow, and the retrieval of Napoleon’s army during a deadly winter.
The early modern novel had no definite divisions between fantasy and realism. Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, for instance, has universal appeal in that it deals with and develops real moral and psychological issues, but the narrative still depends upon extraordinary settings and events (Konigsberg 18). Also, Defoe used a fictional "editor," and preface, among other things, to make his work seem like an authentic document and therefore a worthwhile read. As the literary form evolved, novelists began to separate from fantasy, interested more in creating plausible characters and situations than asserting their "truth" with fictional documents. The more explicit devices of authenticity faded from use, and a new sense of self-awareness emerged as novelists argued for legitimacy within the narrative.
“The effect of the narrator's telling of this story upon the reader, as well as of the mariner's telling of his tale upon the wedding-guest, make narration itself fundamental (as it is in Frankenstein)” (Dr. Michael Rossington) Therefore, this essay will talk about the different narrators found in both literary works and its narrative structure. Mary Shelley and Samuel Taylor Coleridge are two recognized writers of the Romantic era. The influence of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere is reflected in Shelley’s Frankenstein in terms of narrative structure, literary techniques and themes. For example, bo... ... middle of paper ... ...ion of the situation to the Ancient Mariner. Moreover, the way in which the dialogue is presented, makes the structure seems more of a script of a play.
How do these romantic features apply to "Waverley"? Do they at all? Published in 1819, "Waverley" had a profound effect on literature and established Scott as a great nove... ... middle of paper ... ... compare the attitudes, ideologies and beliefs of the time and their success within society. This allowed a new attitude to history within literature to be created in a new, real, vivid way. Although he themes of the novel and not presented in a way associated with the Romantic period, the way in which it was written, the novels characteristics and impressions upon the readers embody the Romantic novel clearly.
Structure The contemporary reviewers of Bleak House fall into two categories when discussing its structure. There are those who like it and there are those who do not. More specifically, those who dislike the novel’s construction complain of the absence of plot and lack of connection between characters and their actions. Opposing this view are the reviewers who find the characters in Bleak House remarkably intertwined in the story, especially since it was written as a series for a literary magazine. One of the strongest of these critics is George Brimley, who, in his article entitled “Dickens’s Bleak House” published in The Spectator in 1853, writes that “Bleak House is, even more than its predecessors, chargeable with not simple faults, but absolute want of construction”(161).
The following paragraphs briefly describe the Novels read. Between the years 1866 and 1880, Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky completed several well-read novels, including Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Possessed plus a long list of other outstanding works. In the second part of this essay expanding upon my reading of nineteenth century Russian authors, the short stories of Anton Chekhov, “The Lady with the White Dog” and the “Medical Case” will be compared. These two great authors’ whose stylistic qualities often create problems in interpretation for non-Russian speaking readers like me that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. In The Idiot Dostoevsky attempted to give form to what he called "the idea of the positively beautiful."