Childhood, Boyhood, Youth by Leo Tolstoy

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth

Leo Tolstoy with Rosemary Edmonds (Translator)

fiction classics reflective slow-paced

320 pages | first published 1886

Description

Leo Tolstoy began his trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, in his early twenties. Although he would in his old age famously dismiss it as an ‘awkward mixture of fact and fiction’, generations of readers have not agreed, finding the novel to be a ch...
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Moods

reflective 93%
emotional 39%
funny 18%
relaxing 15%
challenging 12%
hopeful 12%
adventurous 9%
inspiring 9%
lighthearted 9%
sad 9%
informative 6%
dark 3%
tense 3%

Pace

slow 71%
medium 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 25% | No: 22% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | N/A: 13% | Yes: 6% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 6%

Average rating

3.7