Leo Tolstoy

One of the greatest Russian writers of the 19th century, Leo Tolstoy is best known for his novels The Cossacks, Resurrection, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, which are considered to be among the best examples of realistic fiction ever written, as well as non-fiction including A Confession and What Is Art?. In addition to his writing, Tolstoy was known as a moral thinker and social reformer who embraced ascetic views in his personal life, and his writings on non-violent resistance, particularly The Kingdom of God Is Within You, influenced such notable activists as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Tolstoy died of pneumonia in 1910, leaving behind a rich literary legacy that has been translated around the world and adapted for many international films.
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An alternative version – the one Tolstoy originally intended, but has been hitherto unpublished – of Russia’s most famous novel; with a different ending, fewer digressions and an altered view of Napoleon – it’s time to look afresh at one of the world’s favourite books.

‘War and Peace’ is a masterpiece – a panoramic portrait of Russian society and its descent into the Napoleonic Wars which for over a century has inspired reverential devotion among its readers.

This version is certain to provoke controversy and devotion in equal measures. A ‘first draft’ of the epic version known to all, it was completed in 1866 but never published. A closely guarded secret for a century and a half, the unveiling of the original version of ‘War and Peace’, with an ending different to that we all know, is of huge significance to students of Tolstoy. But it is also sure to prove fascinating to the general reader who will find it an invigorating and absorbing read. Free of the solemn philosophical wanderings, the drama and tragedy of this sweeping tale is reinforced. His characters remain central throughout, emphasising their own personal journeys, their loves and passions, their successes and failures and their own personal tragedies.

500 pages shorter, this is historical fiction at its most vivid and vital, and readers will marvel anew at Tolstoy’s unique ability to conjure the lives and souls of Russia and the Russians in all their glory. For devotees who long for more, for those who struggled and didn’t quite make it to the end, or for those who have always wanted to know what all the fuss is about, this is essential reading.

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Spiritual Works of Leo Tolstoy: A Confession, The Kingdom of God is Within You, What I Believe, Christianity and Patriotism, Reason and Religion, The Gospel in Brief and more” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In the 1870s Tolstoy experienced a profound moral crisis, followed by what he regarded as an equally profound spiritual awakening, as outlined in his non-fiction 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. Tolstoy's ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal 20th-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and James Bevel. Table of Contents Introduction Leo Tolstoy: A Short Biography “Tolstoy the Artist” and “Tolstoy the Preacher” by Ivan Panin Books The Kingdom of God is Within You What I Believe The Gospel in Brief A Confession Christianity and Patriotism Reason and Religion Patriotism or Peace Letter to Ernest Howard Crosby Bethink Yourselves! Why do People Stupefy Themselves? A Letter to a Hindu Correspondences with Gandhi Persecution of Christians in Russia Help! Thoughts on God 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' Two Wars Reason and Morality Church and State Religious Relation to Life Letter to a Kind Youth Reply to Critics Reminiscences Reminiscences of Tolstoy, by His Son by Graf Ilia LvovichTolstoi My Visit to Tolstoy by Joseph Krauskopf Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877) which are often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction.
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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