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"Two Hussars" ("Два гусара" ["Dva gusara"]) is a novella by Leo Tolstoy published in 1856, and translated into English by Nathan Haskell Dole. This is a novel in which one generation struggles against an earlier generation, or Tolstoy's generation is in struggle against that of his fathers.[1] Tolstoy translator Aylmer Maude describes the text as a "a rollicking tale with flashes of humor resembling Charles Lever's."[2] Russian and Soviet literary scholar Boris Eikhenbaum has suggested that the introduction to Two Hussars was actually intended to be in The Decembrists, the incomplete novel that was supposed to be the following installment of War and Peace.[3]

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It has frequently been republished as a companion text to the novella Polikúshka, in 1950[4] and 2010.[5]

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  1. ^ Leo Tolstoy (2021). Two Hussars. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. SAGA Egmont.
  2. ^ R. F. Christian (1969). Tolstoy: A Critical Introduction. Cambridge University Press. p. 84.
  3. ^ Kathryn B. Feuer (2018). Tolstoy and the Genesis of "War and Peace". Cornell University Press. p. 33.
  4. ^ Leo Tolstoy (1950). Polikushka and Two Hussars. Avon Publications.
  5. ^ Leo Tolstoy (2010). Nikolai Tolstoy (ed.). Polikushka and Two Hussars. Wildside Press, LLC.

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