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The Awakening - Leo Tolstoy

The Awakening

By: Leo Tolstoy, William, E. Smith (Translator)

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Published: 1st July 2006
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All the efforts of several hundred thousand people, crowded in a small space, to disfigure the land on which they lived; all the stone they covered it with to keep it barren; how so diligently every sprouting blade of grass was removed; all the smoke of coal and naphtha; all the cutting down of trees and driving off of cattle could not shut out the spring, even from the city. The sun was shedding its light; the grass, revivified, was blooming forth, where it was left uncut, not only on the greenswards of the boulevard, but between the flag-stones, and the birches, poplars and wild-berry trees were unfolding their viscous leaves; the limes were unfolding their buds; the daws, sparrows and pigeons were joyfully making their customary nests, and the flies were buzzing on the sun-warmed walls. Plants, birds, insects and children were equally joyful. Only men--grown-up men--continued cheating and tormenting themselves and each other. People saw nothing holy in this spring morning, in this beauty of God's world--a gift to all living creatures--inclining to peace, good-will and love, but worshiped their own inventions for imposing their will on each other.

ISBN: 9781598188851
ISBN-10: 1598188852
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 1st July 2006
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.43