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Leo Tolstoy

Full Name: Leo Tolstoy
Gender: Male
Hometown: Yasnaya Polyana
Born: 1828-09-09
Died: 1910-11-20
Number of Works: 934
also: Lew Tolstoj, Lew Tolstoi

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: ??? ??????????? ????????), commonly referred to in English as Leo (Lyof, Lyoff) Tolstoy, was a Russian writer – novelist, essayist, dramatist and philosopher – as well as pacifist Christian anarchist and educational reformer. He was the most influential member of the aristocratic Tolstoy family.

As a fiction writer, Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of 19th-century Russian life, the two books stand at the peak of realist fiction. As a moral philosopher Tolstoy was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through works such as The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

ISBN: 0451528611, 9780451528612
Keywords: karenina, anna
Pages: 940
Published: 1873
  • Rating: 80%

The sensual, rebellious Anna renounces a respectable yet stifling marriage for an affair that offers passion even as it ensnares her for destruction. Her story contrasts with that of Levin, a young, self- doubting agnostic who takes a different path to fulfillment.
ISBN: 0192833987, 9780192833983
Keywords: peace, war
Pages: 1392
Published: 1869
  • Rating: 80%

'If life could write, it would write like Tolstoy.' Isaac Babel Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power
ISBN: 1600964338, 9781600964336
Keywords: ilych, ivan, death
Pages: 86
Published: 1886
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0812968239, 9780812968231
Keywords: sonata, kreutzer
Pages: 128
Published: 1889
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0735102864, 9780735102866
Keywords: resurrection
Pages: 562
Published: 1899
  • Rating: 80%

Resurrection (1899) is the last of Tolstoy's major novels. It tells the story of a nobleman's attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia. Tolstoy's vision of redemption, achieved through loving forgiveness and his condemnation of violence, dominate the novel. An intimate, psychological tale of guilt, anger, and forgiveness, Resurrection is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century, reflecting its author's outrage at the social injustices of the world in wh
ISBN: 0812975049, 9780812975048
Keywords: cossacks
Pages: 192
Published: 1863
  • Rating: 80%

This 1862 novel, in a vibrant new translation by Peter Constantine, is Tolstoy’s semiautobiographical story of young Olenin, a wealthy, disaffected Muscovite who joins the Russian army and travels to the untamed frontier of the Caucasus in search of a more authentic life. While striving to adopt the rough and ready lifestyle of the local Cossacks, Olenin falls in love with a free-spirited girl whose fiancé turns out to be a formidable opponent. Showcasing the philosophical insight that would characterize Tolstoy’s later masterpieces, this long overdue translation is a revelati
ISBN: 1602060134, 9781602060135
Keywords: murad, hadji
Pages: 100
Published: 1911
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1598184717, 9781598184716
Keywords: confession
Pages: 108
Published: 1882
  • Rating: 80%

PIn 1879 the fifty-one-year-old author of bWar and Peace/b and bAnna Karenina/b came to believe that he had accomplished nothing and that his life was meaningless.PMarking a shift in his career from the aesthetic to the religious, Tolstoy's bConfession/b relates this spiritual crisis, posing the question#58; Is there any meaning in my life that will not be destroyed by my death? It is a timeless account of an individual's struggle for faith and meaning.
ISBN: 1425017045, 9781425017040
Keywords: volume, karenina, anna
Pages: 320
Published: 1873
  • Rating: 80%