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'Resurrection is one of the most beautiful poems of human compassion perhaps the most truthful ever written.. I see through its pages those bright eyes of Tolstoy's... "the look that goes straight to the heart," and in each heart sees its God." Romain Rolland
Paperback, 476 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Pomona Press (first published 1899)
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MJ Nicholls
Ignore the cynics. Tolstoy's novel is a moralistic tale, yes, but the finest you are ever going to read. Life-changing.
What moved me the most in this novel is: how true is what Tolstoy says about the judicial system, even in our world of today. And this is not just in France, but all over the world. When I read those sections on judicial errors, imprisonment for lack of official papers, inhuman treatment of prisoners, and the fallacy of the 'correctional system', I really had the impression that very little has changed since his time.

But, before I get carried out, here are some more points that also moved me dee
Apr 15, 2016 Darwin8u rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
“The whole trouble lies in that people think that there are conditions excluding the necessity of love in their intercourse with man, but such conditions do not exist. Things may be treated without love; one may chop wood, make bricks, forge iron without love, but one can no more deal with people without love than one can handle bees without care.”
- Leo Tolstoy, Ressurection


While not as big or beautiful as Tolstoy's great, BIG novels (War and Peace, Anna Karenina), there is still something gran
Apr 28, 2010 Pavel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have NO idea why this book is less popular then "War and Peace" or "Anna Karenina". Zero ideas. Look at goodreaders: "AK" - 25,866 ratings, "WaP" - 11,258 ratings, "Resurrection" - 691 ratings. This is so unfair. I would never risk to write an actual review on this text, but reading it was one of the biggest turning points in my life at some point.
Jun 23, 2011 Nemo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The last major novel by Tolstoy. According to Wikipedia, Vladimir Nabakov heaped superlatives upon "Anna Karenina", but questioned the reputation of "War and Peace", and sharply criticized "Resurrection" and "The Kreutzer Sonata". My opinion is the exact opposite.

To me, this is a more mature and riveting work than "Anna Karenina", because it contains deeper spiritual and social insights, the upshot of the author's personal struggles and growth in the intervening years. In "Anna Karenina", we wit
Ahmad Sharabiani
جوانی اصیل زاده و اشرافی، عاشق ندیمه زیبا و جوان عمه هایش میشود و دامن وی را لکه دار میکند. ندیمه جوان به عالم فساد و فحشا سقوط میکند و سالهای متمادی برای تأمین معاش خود، به خودفروشی میپردازد تا اینکه قتلی صورت میگیرد و ندیمه معصوم به عنوان متهم درجه اول در دادگاه حاضر میشود. جوان اصیل زاده که ده سال قبل دامن دختر جوان را لکه دار کرده، جزو هیأت منصفه است. جوان اصیل زاده وقتی در دادگاه زن جوان را ملاقات و از سرنوشت شوم و دردناک زن جوان آگاه میشود، میفهمد که به دلیل یک لحظه کامجویی او چگونه دختر ب ...more
Oct 23, 2011 El rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dear Tolstoy:

I heart you.




I had some reservations about reading this book because I knew going into it that it was the last novel he wrote, and I know that in his later years he became especially religious and it showed in his writing, and jeez, do we really need more of that sort of preachiness?

Apparently we do.

Resurrection isn't as popular as Tolstoy's other two major novels, Anna Karenina and War and Peace, nor is it as long as those others. Apparently when it was
Jan 02, 2009 Robyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has been described as preachy in tone and outdated in content and I couldn't disagree more. One of the major themes of this book is the difficulty of living a moral life in a society that makes it difficult to achieve life's satisfactions and remain moral. In exploring this theme, you get not only the wonderful social commentary Tolstoy is so known for, but also a synthesis of the moral philosophies that characterize his later work. I know that a lot of people might not agree with Tols ...more
Apr 13, 2015 عبدالرحمن rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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رحلة تخلد في الذاكرة. بداية رائعة ونهاية عبقرية. نشرت الرواية قبل الثورة في روسيا بثماني عشرة عاماً عرضت سوء الأحوال الاجتماعية، وفساد منظومة القضاء. وفساد الأخلاق. فهي ثورة على الأوضاع آنذاك أحاطها تولستوي برداء من إيمان وتفكر.
مشهد المحاكمة من أجمل وأبدع أجزاء الرواية

مشهد لقاء الأمير مع الفلاحين. اتفاقهم على الاختلاف معه.
لن أطيل في التفاصيل حتى لا أفسد متعة القارئ
رابط للتحميل
Mar 06, 2016 Simona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Da quella notte ebbe inizio per Nechljudov un'esistenza nuova non tanto perché mutarono le sue condizioni vita, quando perché tutto ciò che gli accadde in seguito acquistò per lui un significato diverso. Sarà l'avvenire a dirci come si concluderà questo nuovo tempo della sua vita".

"Resurrezione" non è affatto un libro semplice, è complesso, non scorrevole e non di facile lettura.
Prima o poi ogni essere umano deve pagare le colpe dei propri atti, delle proprie scelte e Nechljudov lo sa molto ben
If you can get past the annoying main character and his epiphanies this is a really interesting look (albeit obviously sensationalised for the sake of propaganda) at the criminal justice system in Russia at the turn of last century, as well as the obscene gap in living standards between the rich and poor. I think it was quite interesting to see the change in Tolstoy's views in comparison to his earlier works like War and Peace, since they do delve a little into class inequalities, but nothing qu ...more
Jul 23, 2014 Annelida rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an incredible depiction of life in late 19th century Russia, from all its angles. Tolstoy's ideologies of religion and society are rather interesting, and are brought out in this novel magnificently. I would recommend this novel to anyone who's ever questioned religion, society, law - government! Humanity... this novel raises outstanding inquiry in these topics, thus provoking thought and even a better, sort of anarchistic, outlook towards life...if you don't mind it, that is. I definite ...more
May 27, 2016 Perry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Incensed Indictment of Criminal Justice and Penal System: More Sermon Than Story

Leo Tolstoy's last major novel (1899) is a twilight indictment of Russia's criminal justice and penal systems. The novel opens with Russian prince Dmitri N. ("PDN") serving on a jury in a criminal trial of 3 peasants accused of poisoning and robbing a man. PDN recognizes Ms. Maslova, one of the two accused women as a young maid he deflowered when both were teens a decade earlier during a visit to his aunts' home. The
Jan 10, 2016 Jelena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, own
Tolstoj je uvijek pomalo propovjednik u svojim romanima i pričama ali je ovdje naročito. I iznenadiš se kada shvatiš da ti to zapravo ne smeta jer poprilično jednostavno govori o svemu (hvala Bogu, nema iritantnih likova poput Ane i Nataše Rostove. Haleluja!)

Dmitrij Ivanovič Nehhljudov (meni je bar zanimljivo njegovo prezime jer pomalo podsjeća na nečovjeka, ne(h)ljudov) na suđenju prostitutki koja je optužena za trovanje prepoznaje u njoj Maslovu, djevojku koju je obeščastio i ostavio.
I sad, av
(No le doy cinco estrellas porque no me ha gustado nada el final. Pero ¿por qué acabas así la historia, Tolstoy? Mira que había posibilidades... (view spoiler))

Me ha enganchado muchísimo. Es uno de esos libros que habría leído de un tirón si no fuese porque cada dos por tres tenía que d
Mohammed Yusuf
Mar 12, 2014 Mohammed Yusuf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
رواية ثورية تحمل روح نقدية عالية لنمط لحياة والتدين للقانون والقضاء ولكثير من الطرق الوضعية البشرية

كيف يمكن للحظة ما أن تغير نظرتك للحياة , أن تغير رؤيتك تجاهها , كيف لك أن تصطدم بمجتمعك بنفسك وبالكون و تقرر مواجهته من داخلك , إن الروح الإنسانية التي يبشر بها تولستوي هنا جميلة ومستحيلة كما تقول الأغنية ويسوق النص

على ذات البعد يقف كثير من المصلحين , ربما تختلف طرقهم لكن كلهم يسعون لغاية واحدة , لابد أن كل واحد منّا فكّر مرة ولو للحظة بأن يكون فجر الإنسانية عبره , أن يبدل ظلم العالم إلى خير , أن
Nov 19, 2009 kristin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Just finished this book and I am going to say that it rivals my favorite, "Sister Carrie." I am still processing it though and need to give it another read before I declare it my favorite book, but it is great. The story is good, the philosophy great and eye opening. I wanted more of an "answer" in the end to the question of the point of life, but the fact that he doesn't spell it out is evidence of his belief. I honestly right now can not even attempt to state his main point, but I can say that ...more
Deirdre Clare
Oct 05, 2008 Deirdre Clare rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Long, long fairly painful book that somehow I struggled through and found hugely rewarding by the end.
Steve Lindahl
I was disappointed in Resurrection, but there are aspects of it I liked.

I finished it five days ago and have since started reading War and Peace. Immediately I can see what's missing from Resurrection. The story centers almost entirely around the character of Prince Dmitri Ivanovitch Nekhludoff and his struggle is a philosophical one. He's born with a silver spoon and wants to use it as a tool to build a better world. (This feels autobiographical since Tolstoy apparently wanted to use his skills
What can I say, one of the main subjects of this book (other than the examination of the human soul), the Russian penal system, doesn't exactly enthrall me. There are some interesting insights and philosophical parts in the book... but overall the main character's actions don't make much sense, just seems like he jumps from one life changing decision to another without much deliberation or reason. Not to mention the fact that this main character is constantly judging others and so full of anger ...more
Yasin S.
Mar 18, 2014 Yasin S. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tolstoy gibi büyük yazarların eserlerini puanlamayı saçma buluyorum. Ben kimim ki Tolstoy'a yıldız veriyorum.

Anna Karenina kadar kalın olmasa da ondan daha ağır bir roman Diriliş. Dili anlatımı ve konusuyla daha da derinde. Sadece insan ilişkilerini değil devleti, hukuku, adalet kavramını, dindar bağnazlığı, bürokrasinin kokuşmuşluğunu sonuna kadar eleştiren bir başyapıt. Güncelliğini kaybetmesi mümkün değil. Çünkü Tolstoy'un kıyasıya eleştirdiği adaletsizlik ve hukuksuzluk sadece ülkemizde d
Jan 26, 2014 Lee marked it as sampled  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: put-down-for-now
Putting it down after 130 or so pages. Felt myself wanting to skim. Couldn't deal with the dropped haitches in the dialogue. Not into Russian legal and penal stories. Not engaged by characters or story or language or setting or narrative voice. Tolstoy without the majesty and grandeur and authority . . . Maybe it gets better but I can't seem to make any progress and it's midwinter and I'd like to read something I actively want to read.
Mar 03, 2016 Betül rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The last of Tolstoy's major novels but the first of mine about world literature. I remember the day that i met this book , i was at my thirteen. An old translation with blue cover in the classics shelf of the small town library. I think this book is one of the causes of my interest with books. Very, very special for me.
Jun 07, 2016 Ingrid rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Resurrezione" è la storia della salvezza spirituale di un giovane borghese contro il suo passato macchiato di vizi, superficialità, ricchezza e peccati carnali (ha sedotto e abbandonato una ragazza, ingravidandola). Una lenta scalata verso una nuova consapevolezza.
Lo sfondo è quella di una società spezzata da una forte divisione di classe, affogata dalla ferrea burocrazia, dissoluta a causa di una giustizia che giudica troppo e poco, fatta di ridicoli frettolosi magistrati e opportunisti avvoca
Apr 04, 2009 Huyen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
I read this book eons ago and to be honest, back then I just could not make up my mind whether I really liked it or really disliked it. I had a hunch that something obvious doesn’t resonate with my instinctive belief. I couldn’t pinpoint it or maybe I could but I didn’t see enough evidence to defend my point. So it’s been quietly sitting at the back of my mind for a year, sometimes I regurgitate it to think a little and it has taken a very very long time until this day arrives, when I decide tha ...more
Sarah Greene
Jun 05, 2012 Sarah Greene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In "What is Art?" Tolstoy wrote that the definition of art is "To evoke in oneself a feeling one has once experienced and having evoked it in oneself then by means of movements, lines, colours, sounds, or forms expressed in words, so to transmit that feeling that others experience the same feeling— this is the activity of art." Resurrection definitely falls into this category. It seems to me that this is by far his most mature work and is quite autobiographical.

Some parts do feel a bit "preachy
Apr 16, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Laura by: Bettie
From BBC Radio 4 - Classical Serial:
Robert Forrest's dramatisation of Leo Tolstoy's last major work.

Katerina Maslova is a young prostitute on trial for the murder of one of her clients. Serving on the jury, Prince Dmitri recognises the young woman as the girl he seduced many years before. Believing himself partly responsible for her predicament, he embarks upon a complex legal attempt to reverse the sentence passed upon her.

2/2. Prince Dmitri follows the young prostitute Katerina Maslova to Sibe
Aug 18, 2007 Tatiana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
This is Tolstoy in his preachy-crazy-old-man phase. I admire him deeply as a person, because he was willing to live his convictions, but I think he was wildly misguided by this point in his life. You get a lot of points for trying hard to do good, but at some level the total train wreck that your actions make of the lives you touch does have some weight. What you actually accomplish does matter, in the end, when considered beside what you intend. The novel is uninteresting.
Laurel Hicks
In this, his final novel, Tolstoy almost sounds like Dostoevsky. The plot of Resurrection is lean: a young nobleman misuses a serving girl and she is cast out, to become a prostitute. Later, he repents his misdeed and attempts to redeem himself by following her to her place of exile in Siberia, where he plans to marry her, if necessary. In the end, he has a conversion of sorts, vowing to follow the Sermon on the Mount.
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Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой; commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider To ...more
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