The non-fiction of Leo Tolstoy are collected here with a biography about the life and times of Leo Tolstoy.
The Kingdom of God is within you
A Letter to a Hindu
The Moscow Census—From “What to Do?”
On the Significance of Science and Art
Tolstoy on Shakespeare
What to Do?
Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first true novel, when he came to consider War and Peace to be more than a novel.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared it to be flawless as a work of art. His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style, and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as the best ever written. The novel is currently enjoying popularity, as demonstrated by a recent poll of 125 contemporary authors by J. Peder Zane, published in 2007 in The Top Ten in Time, which declared that Anna Karenina is the greatest novel ever written
1) The Invaders - A Russian team moves against Shamyl and his Islamic army in the Caucasus, which is based on Tolstoy's military experiences in the 1850s.
2) The Death of Ivan Ilyich - When a man who has done good his entire life is stricken with an illness, it makes him question everything.
3) Two Hussars - When a hell-raiser takes lodging in a small Russian city, debauchery is inevitable but will it be matched years later by his son?
4) Father Sergius - The taboo subject of a priest being subjected to physical temptation is explored in one of Tolstoy's most scandalous stories.
5) Master & Man - By the end of this snowstorm adventure, you will be asking yourself, Who is the master and who is the servant?
What do some of the world's greatest literary minds have to say about the works of Tolstoy: A second Shakespeare. Gustave Flaubert
No English novelist is as great as Tolstoy. E.M. Forster
The greatest Russian writer of prose fiction. Vladimir Nabokov
The greatest of all novelists. Virginia Woolf
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