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Translated by C. J. Hogarth

This is the first novel in Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy: Childhood (1852), Boyhood (1854), and Youth (1856).

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Second part of the triology tells us a story after his mothers death when he left for Moskva. He makes an intelectual progress, he is starting to thinking about religion, life, life after life; he actually becomes a philosopher. He is disapointed in questions of love, feeling abandoned from everybody. His grandmother dies and he finds his first friend; Nehlyudov,a man which will have a great effect on his youth and his whole life... Much, much better then the first part, with a lot of Tolstoy's philosophy, worth to read.

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