The third in this great trilogy of books, written by a mid twenty year old Leo Tolstoy, details the progression from Boyhood towards adulthood.
Nikolenka identifies a time of awakening and realisation just before the age of sixteen as the beginning point of his Youth. It is from this point on the final volume proceeds.
Beginning with Childhood and followed by Boyhood there was a forth installment planned, but never written. We still gain a deep insight into the world as seen through the eyes of a boy growing up in 19th Century Russia however.