The Journal of Leo Tolstoi 1895~1899 (Abridged)

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 Originally published immediately after the Russian revolution, this translation of Tolstoy's 1895-1899 journals is remarkable for what it captures of both the time and the man. 
In it, he wrestles with God, the nature of consciousness, love, marriage, religion, socialism, writing, and the nature of reality. 

"Now I am an ordinary man, L. N. (Tolstoi), and animal, and now I am the messenger of God. I am all the time the same man." 

"There is no greater prop for a selfish, peaceful life, than the occupation of art for art’s sake." 

Nearing 70, he was also struggling with his health and frequent bouts of depression. 

Yet the power of his intellect and his forceful persistence in trying to understand his life come through in nearly every page. Increasingly radical in his thinking, he never fails to fascinate, even while indulging in the very weaknesses he deplores. 

A remarkable document of a remarkable life, this book includes a lengthy introduction, biographical material on Tolstoy, and notes about the writing he was working on in this period. 

For less than you'd spend on gas going to the library, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. 

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Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9, 1828 in Russia. He is usually referred to as Leo Tolstoy. He was a Russian author who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Leo Tolstoy is best known for his novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). Tolstoy's fiction includes dozens of short stories and several novellas such as The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Family Happiness, and Hadji Murad. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays. Tolstoy had a profound moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870's which he outlined in his work, A Confession. His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him to become a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His ideas of nonviolent resistance which he shared in his works The Kingdom of God is Within You, had a profund impact on figures such as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. On September 23, 1862 Tolstoy married Sophia Andreevna Behrs. She was the daughter of a court physician. They had 13 children, eight of whom survived childhood. Their early married life allowed Tolstoy much freedom to compose War and Peace and Anna Karenina with his wife acting as his secretary and proofreader. The Tolstoy family left Russia in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the Soviet Union. Leo Tolstoy's relatives and descendants moved to Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and the United States. Tolstoy died of pneumonia at Astapovo train station, after a day's rail journey south on November 20, 1910 at the age of 82.

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Published on
Feb 2, 2016
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Pages
210
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Literary Collections / Diaries & Journals
Literary Collections / Russian & Former Soviet Union
Literary Criticism / Comparative Literature
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Believed by many to be the greatest novelist the world has known, the Russian Master’s work is of paramount importance. This definitive Edition of Tolstoy’s oeuvre has every translated novel, short story, novella and play written by Leo Tolstoy. One of our most popular eBooks – now you can own the great Master of Realist fiction. (Version 3)

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Including:
* ALL 12 novels with professional formatting
* plus RARE unfinished novels, like ‘The Decembrists’ which Tolstoy intended to be a sequel to the great ‘War and Peace’
* brief but informative introductions to all of the novels
* Attractive images relating to Tolstoy’s life and works throughout the eBook
* ALL the short stories that have been translated into English
* features a bonus selection of non-fiction texts, including Tolstoy’s Journal
* ALL of the plays
* special Main Character pages for ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ to aid reading these large novels
* improved translations of the short stories, in response to a customer review
* includes contents tables for each novel and play, allowing easy navigation around the massive file
* special literary criticism section, with 9 different essays examining Tolstoy’s contribution to literature
* two biographies on Tolstoy, by his wife and son


Contents

The Novels and Novellas
CHILDHOOD
BOYHOOD
YOUTH
FAMILY HAPPINESS
THE COSSACKS
WAR AND PEACE
ANNA KARENINA
THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYCH
THE KREUTZER SONATA.
RESURRECTION
THE FORGED COUPON
HADJI MURAD

The Unfinished Novels
THE DECEMBRISTS
A MORNING OF A LANDED PROPRIETOR

The Short Stories
LIST OF STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
THE POWER OF DARKNESS
THE FRUITS OF CULTURE
REDEMPTION
THE CAUSE OF IT ALL
THE FIRST DISTILLER
THE LIGHT SHINES IN DARKNESS
LIVE CORPSE

Selected Non-Fiction
A CONFESSION
KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU
WHAT THEN MUST WE DO?
ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SCIENCE AND ART
BETHINK YOURSELVES!
MOSCOW CENSUS
TOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARE
TOLSTOY’S JOURNAL

The Criticism
TOLSTOY THE ARTIST by Ivan Panin
TOLSTOY THE PREACHER by Ivan Panin
Extract from ‘MY LITERARY PASSIONS’ by William Dean Howells
Extract from ‘ESSAYS ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS’ by William Lyon Phelps
RUSSIAN ROMANCE by Earl of Evelyn Baring Cromer
Extracts from ‘A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE’ by Isabel Florence Hapgood
Extract from ‘AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE’ by Maurice Baring
THE RUSSIAN POINT OF VIEW by Virginia Woolf
Extract from ‘PROPHETS OF DISSENT’ by Otto Heller

The Biographies
REMINISCENCES OF TOLSTOY by Ilya Tolstoy
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF COUNTESS TOLSTOY

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The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of one of the greatest Russian novels ever written

Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.

While previous versions have softened the robust and sometimes shocking qualities of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This authoritative edition, which received the PEN Translation Prize and was an Oprah Book Club™ selection, also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina will be the definitive text for fans of the film and generations to come. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

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