ISBN 9780140424638 | 608 pages | 27 Oct 2009 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Two irresistibly intimate masterworks by one of Russia’s greatest writers
Published here in a marvelous new translation, Resurrection tells the story of a Russian nobleman who comes face to face with the sins of his past. When Prince Nekhlyudov serves on a jury at the trial of a prostitute arrested for murder, he is horrified to discover that the accused is a woman he had once seduced and abandoned. His guilt at the central role he played in her ruin soon leads him on a quest for forgiveness as he follows her into the prisons of Siberia. Conceived on an epic scale, this novel is both a trenchant denunciation of government, aristocracy, the judicial system, and the Church as well as a highly personal statement of Tolstoy’s belief in human redemption and spiritual development.