Leo Tolstoy


Born
in Yasnaya Polyana, Tula, Russian Empire
September 09, 1828

Died
November 20, 1910

Genre

Influences


Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой|18479204; most appropriately used Liev Tolstoy; commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world's greatest novelists. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinke ...more

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Anna Karenina

4.06 avg rating — 706,865 ratings — published 1877 — 12 editions
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4.12 avg rating — 279,454 ratings — published 1865 — 3101 editions
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The Death of Ivan Ilych

4.09 avg rating — 106,297 ratings — published 1886 — 791 editions
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Resurrection

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The Death of Ivan Ilych and...

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A Confession

4.10 avg rating — 10,947 ratings — published 1880 — 259 editions
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Childhood, Boyhood, Youth

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İnsan Ne İle Yaşar?

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4.01 avg rating — 11,443 ratings — published 1885 — 128 editions
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Hadji Murád

3.84 avg rating — 9,615 ratings — published 1910 — 268 editions
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