How Much Land Does a Man Need? and Other Stories
Author: Leo Tolstoy, Ronald Wilks, A.N. Wilson
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Release Date: October 28, 1993
The early stories in this collection- "The Raid", "The Woodfelling", "A Prisoner of the Caucasus", take us back to the action-packed years 1851-1854 that Tolstoy spent with the Russian army in the wild and beautiful mountains of the Caucasus. With a young man's passion and a great writer's insight and irony, he was already exploring the profound moral questions of war, love, courage, and our relationship with nature and civilization, that were to dominate his whole life and art.
As well as the novella "Two Hussars", this volume contains several later tales including the brilliant parable "How Much Land Does a Man Need?", "Where Love Is, God Is", and "What Men Live By", stories characterized by their freshness, biblical simplicity and inspiration.