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The Forged Coupon And Other Stories

By Leo Tolstoy
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'The Forged Coupon and Other Stories is a novella in two sections by Leo Tolstoy. However, the genesis of the story took place in the last part of the 1890s, but he didn't start writing it until 1902. After battling for quite a long time, he finished the story in 1904. But, it was not published until some of Tolstoy's other works were gathered and anthologized after his passing in 1910. The story is separated into two sections. In Part, I, student Mitya, requires money to reimburse a debt, yet his dad indignantly denies supporting him. Disheartened, under the affectation of a friend Makhin, Mitya just changes a $2.50 note to read $12.50, however, this one detestable deed sets off a chain of occasions that influences the existence of many others, when his one misrepresentation in a roundabout way makes a man murder a lady toward the finish of Part I, and afterward look for recovery through religion in Part II. Having composed the novella in his withering years, after his suspension, Tolstoy savors the opportunity to reveal the "pseudo-pity and hypocrisy and false reverence of organized religion." Yet, he keeps immovable confidence in man's ability to track down the truth, so the story stays confident, particularly in Part II, which demonstrates the way that acts of kindness can influence one more in a cascading type of influence, similarly as in Part I. The novella has additionally been interpreted with the title "The Counterfeit Note" and "The Forged Banknote."

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