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Reminiscences of Tolstoy

By Tolstoy, Ilya

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Title: Reminiscences of Tolstoy  
Author: Tolstoy, Ilya
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: FAMILY LIFE IN THE COUNTRY. FROM my earliest childhood until the family moved into Moscow?that was in 1881?all my life was spent, almost without a break, at Yasnaya Polyana. This is how we live. The chief personage in the house is my mother. She settles everything. She interviews Nikolai, the cook, and orders dinner; she sends us out for walks, makes our shirts, is always nursing some baby at the breast; all day long she is bustling about the house with hurried steps. One can be naughty with her, though she is sometimes angry and punishes us. She knows more about everything than anybody else. She knows that one must wash every day, that one must eat soup at dinner, that one must talk French, learn not to crawl about on all fours, not to put one?s elbows on the table; and if she says that one is not to go out walking because it is just going to rain, she is sure to be right, and one must do as she says.

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Table of Contents: Reminiscences of Tolstoy, 1 -- Ilya Tolstoy, 1 -- FAMILY LIFE IN THE COUNTRY, 2 -- THE SERVANTS IN THE HOUSE, 3 -- A JOURNEY TO THE STEPPES, 8 -- OUTDOOR SPORTS, 9 -- ANNA KARENINA, 12 -- (To be continued), 14 -- THE LETTER?BOX, 14 -- SERGEI NIKOLaYEVITCH TOLSTOY, 16 -- FET, STRAKHOF, GAY, 20 -- TURGeNIEFF, 22 -- (To be continued), 27 -- HELP FOR THE FAMINE?STRICKEN, 32 -- MY FATHER'S ILLNESS IN THE CRIMEA, 34 -- MASHA'S DEATH, 37 -- MY FATHER'S WILL. Conclusion, 40


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