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; 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 social reformer.

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Polls

December 2016 Old School Classic Poll

 
  58 votes, 20.1%

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  58 votes, 20.1%

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  49 votes, 17.0%

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