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Hadji Murat

by Leo Tolstoy

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Hadji Murat is a Chechen rebel who has fought fiercely and courageously against the Russian empire. After a feud with his commander he defects to the Russians, only to find that he is now trusted by neither side. He is first welcomed but then imprisoned by the Russians under suspicion of being a spy, and when he hears news of his wife and son held captive by the Chechens, Murat risks all to try to save his family. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.