The Cutting of the Forest Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cutting_of_the_Forest

"The Cutting of the Forest" (Russian:"Рубка леса" ["Rubka lesa"]; sometimes translated as The Wood-Felling) is a short novella by Leo Tolstoy written and published in 1855,[1][2] early in Tolstoy's career.

It was in this story that Tolstoy distinguished between three different types of soldiers, "the submissive, the bossy, and the desperadoes."[3] According to Ralph Henry Elsworth, this work was written about the same time as The Cossacks, published in 1863.[4]

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  1. ^ Pavel Biri︠u︡kov (1911), The Life of Tolstoy, vol. 1
  2. ^ Illinois State Library, James Alexander Rose (1912), Dictionary Catalogue of the Illinois State Library, Illinois Print. Company, p. 723
  3. ^ "Leo Tolstoy and Our Time". "Social Sciences Today" Editorial Board. 1984. p. 84.
  4. ^ Ralph Henry Elsworth (1900). History of Michigan University. p. 34.

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