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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; 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 thinker and soc ...more

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4.07 avg rating — 762,562 ratings — published 1878 — 476 editions
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4.14 avg rating — 298,394 ratings — published 1869 — 3529 editions
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4.11 avg rating — 124,469 ratings — published 1886 — 1060 editions
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İnsan Ne İle Yaşar?

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4.12 avg rating — 13,363 ratings — published 1886 — 98 editions
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A Confession

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Hadji Murád

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How Much Land Does a Man Need?

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
Leo Tolstoy , Anna Karenina

“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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