Leo Tolstoy - Author

About the Author

Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 at Yasnaya Polyana, province of Tula, the fourth son of Count Nikolay Tolstoy. Between 1856 and 1861 Tolstoy wrote and traveled abroad extensively. He returned with a sense of revulsion for what he considered to be European materialism. In 1859 he started several schools for peasant children at Yasnaya and in 1862 he founded a magazine in which he contended that it was the peasants who should teach the intellectuals, rather than the other way round. Tolstoy's increasingly radical political stance at the end of his life alienated his wife. He frequently dispensed huge sums of money to beggars and drew up a will relinquishing his copyrights. Such behavior led to frequent disputes with his Sofia. Finding it impossible to continue living a comfortable life with his family whilst preaching communism, he left Yasnaya in 1910, with one of his daughters and his doctor, for an unknown destination. He died on the journey and was buried in a simple peasant's grave.

Featured books by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2016

At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon's army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young people are changed forever. The stories of quixotic Pierre, cynical Andrey and impetuous Natasha interweave with a huge cast, from aristocrats and peasants to soldiers and Napoleon himself. In War and Peace, Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and faith - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur. Anthony Briggs' superb translation combines stirring, accessible prose with fidelity to Tolstoy's original, while Orlando Figes' afterword discusses the novel's vast scope and depiction of Russian identity. This edition also contains appendices, notes, a list of prominent characters and maps.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2015

The lives of Pierre, Prince Andrei and Natasha are changed forever as conflict rages throughout the early nineteenth century. Following the rise and fall of some of society's most influential families, this truthful and poignant epic is as relevant today as ever. This six part adaptation has been written by Bafta-winning author Andrew Davies and will be directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders, The Scouting Book for Boys, Woman in Black: Angel of Death). Accompanied by a stellar cast including Paul Dano (12 years a Slave, Prisoners, There Will be Blood) as the idealistic Pierre, James Norton (Happy Valley, Belle, Grantchester) as the ambitious Prince Andrei and Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey) as the impulsive beauty Natasha. It also features the legendary Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter, Longford), Gillian Anderson (The Fall, The X-Files), Greta Scacchi (White Mischief, Presumed Innocent) and many more.

Other books by Leo Tolstoy

Ivan the Fool and Three Shorter Tales for Living Peaceably

Ivan the Fool and Three Shorter Tales for Living Peaceably

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2018

Master and Man, and Other Parables and Tales

Master and Man, and Other Parables and Tales

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Patriotism and Government

Patriotism and Government

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

The Slavery of Our Times

The Slavery of Our Times

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

On Life

On Life

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

The Invaders, and Other Stories

The Invaders, and Other Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2018

Tolstoy for the Young

Tolstoy for the Young

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer who is considered to be one of the greatest authors of all time. Tolstoy's novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina are among the most popular works of realist fiction. This edition of Tolstoy for the Young includes a table of contents.

Leo Tolstoy Novella Collection

Leo Tolstoy Novella Collection

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Waxkeep Publishing Collections provide history's greatest authors' collected works in a convenient collection complete with a linked table of contents. Waxkeep Publishing's goal is to provide the most complete, and most easy to read collections in the marketplace.

Tolstoy on Shakespeare

Tolstoy on Shakespeare

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[1] He is often called England's national poet and the "e;Bard of Avon"e;. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright."e; "e;Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (September 9 - November 20, 1910), was a Russian writer widely regarded as among the greatest of novelists. His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina represent in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life and attitudes, the peak of realist fiction."e;

Cossacks

Cossacks

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novella.According to Wikipedia: "e;The Cossacks is a short novel by Leo Tolstoy, published in 1863. The novel was acclaimed by Ivan Bunin as one of the finest in the language. In the story, Olenin is stationed in the Caucasus and leaves Moscow behind. While there, he slowly becomes enamored by the surroundings and despises his previous existence. ... Olenin soon finds his love growing for the surroundings and first falls in love with Maryanka, who is to be wed to Luka later in the story. He tries to stop this emotion and eventually convinces himself that he loves both Luka and Maryanka for their simplicity and decides that happiness can only come to a man who constantly gives to others with no thought of self-gratification... another Russian named Beletsky, who is still attached to the ways of Moscow, comes and partially corrupts Olenin's ideals and convinces him through his actions to attempt to win Maryanka's love. He approaches her several times and Luka hears of the possibility from a Cossack, and thus does not invite him to the betrothal party. Olenin spends the night with Eroshka but soon decides that he will not give up on the girl and attempts to win her heart again. He eventually, in a moment of passion, asks her to marry him, which she says she will answer soon. Luka, however, is severely wounded when he and a group of Cossacks go to confront a group of Chechens, including the brother of the man he killed earlier, who are trying to attack the village. Though the Chechens lose after the Cossacks take a cart to block their bullets, the brother of the slain Chechen manages to shoot Luka in the belly when he is close by. As Luka seems to be dying and is being cared for by village people, Olenin approaches Maryanka to ask her to marry him; she angrily refuses. He realizes that "e;his first impression of this woman's inaccessiblity had been perfectly correct."e;

Forged Coupon and Other Stories

Forged Coupon and Other Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Russian short stories, including The Forged Coupon, After the Dance, Alyosha the Pot, My Dream, There are No Guilty People, and the Young Tsar. According to Wikipedia: "e;As a fiction writer, Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of 19th-century Russian life, the two books stand at the peak of realist fiction. As a moral philosopher Tolstoy was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through works such as The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr."e;

What Men Live By and Other Tales

What Men Live By and Other Tales

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Russian short stories. According to Wikipedia: "e;As a fiction writer, Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of 19th-century Russian life, the two books stand at the peak of realist fiction. As a moral philosopher Tolstoy was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through works such as The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr."e;

Father Sergius

Father Sergius

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic Russian short story. According to Wikipedia: "e;The story begins with the childhood and exceptional and accomplished youth of Prince Stepan Kasatsky. The young man is destined for great things. He discovers on the eve of his wedding that his fiancee Countess Mary Korotkova has had an affair with his beloved Tsar Nicholas I. The blow to his pride is massive, and he retreats to the arms of Russian Orthodoxy and becomes a monk. Many years of humility and doubt follow. He is ordered to become a hermit. Despite his being removed from the world, he is still remembered for having so remarkably transformed his life. One winter night, a group of merry-makers decide to visit him, and one of them, a divorced woman named Makovkina, spends the night in his cell, with the intention to seduce him. Father Sergius discovers he is still weak and in order to protect himself, cuts off his own finger. Makovkina is stunned by this act, and leaves the next morning, having vowed to change her life. A year later she has joined a convent. Father Sergius' reputation for holiness grows. He becomes known as a healer, and pilgrims come from far and wide. Yet Father Sergius is profoundly aware of his inability to attain a true faith."e;

On the Significance of Science and Art

On the Significance of Science and Art

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic long essay. According to Wikipedia: "e; As a fiction writer, Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of 19th-century Russian life, the two books stand at the peak of realist fiction. As a moral philosopher Tolstoy was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through works such as The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr."e;

Awakening

Awakening

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel of religious awakening. According to Wikipedia: "e;Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828 -1910) was a Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina stand, in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life, at the very peak of realist fiction."e;

Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Five classic Tolstoy stories: The Kreutzer Sonata, Ivan the Fool, A Lost Opportunity, Polikushka, and The Candle. According to Wikipedia: "e;Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828 -1910) was a Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina stand, in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life, at the very peak of realist fiction."e;

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The epic Tolstoy novel. Probably the greatest novel of all time. With color reproductions of ten painings by Vasily Vereshchagin.According to Wikipedia: "e;Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828 -1910) was a Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina stand, in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life, at the very peak of realist fiction... Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin (Russian: N N N N N N , October 26, 1842 - April 13, 1904) was one of the most famous Russian war artists and one of the first Russian artists to be widely recognized abroad. The graphic nature of his realist scenes led many of them to never be printed or exhibited... Aylmer Maude (28 March 1858 - 25 August 1938) and Louise Maude (1855-1939) were English translators of Tolstoy's works, and Aylmer Maude also wrote his friend Tolstoy's biography. After living many years in Russia the Maudes spent the rest of their life in England translating Tolstoy's writing and promoting public interest in his work."e;

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The classic Tolstoy novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Anna Karenin is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment (Tolstoy's unpopular views of volunteers going to Serbia); therefore, the novel's first complete appearance was in book form. 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 Dostoevsky declared it to be "e;flawless as a work of art"e;. His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "e;the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style"e;, and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "e;the best ever written"e;. The novel is currently enjoying popularity, as demonstrated by a recent poll of 125 contemporary authors by J. Peder Zane, published in 2007 in "e;The Top Ten"e; in Time, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "e;greatest novel ever written."e;

Redemption and Other Plays

Redemption and Other Plays

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Three classic Russian plays. According to Wikipedia: "e;As a fiction writer, Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of 19th-century Russian life, the two books stand at the peak of realist fiction. As a moral philosopher Tolstoy was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through works such as The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr."e;

Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth

Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Three-part autobiographical novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828 -1910) was a Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina stand, in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life, at the very peak of realist fiction."e;

Fables for Children

Fables for Children

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Ppular Education, Decembrists, and Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy.

What Shall We Do?

What Shall We Do?

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;What Is to be Done? (sometimes translated as What Then Must We Do?) is a non-fiction work by Leo Tolstoy, in which Tolstoy describes the social conditions of Russia in his day. Tolstoy completed the book in 1886, and the first English language publication came in 1887. The English title was also used for two better-known works by Nikolai Chernyshevsky and Vladimir Lenin; Tolstoy's Russian title is similar but not identical to Chernyshevsky's (and Lenin's), both of them sharing the same Biblical reference (Luke 3:10-14)."e;

Tolstoy's Theory of History

Tolstoy's Theory of History

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The extended essay on the role of the individual in history which Tolstoy appended to War and Peace, the result of his ruminations on the phenomenon of thethe French Revolution and the Napoleonnic Wars.

Master and Man

Master and Man

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;In this short story, a land owner named Vasili Andreevich Brekhunov takes along one of his peasants, Nikita, for a short journey to the house of the owner of a forest. He is impatient and wishes to get to the town more quickly 'for business' (purchasing the forest before other contenders can get there). They find themselves in the middle of a blizzard, but the master in his avarice wishes to press on. They eventually get lost off the road and they try to camp. The master's peasant soon finds himself about to die from hypothermia. After leaving his peasant to die, and returning to the same place he had fled from, the master attains a spiritual/moral revelation, and Tolstoy once again repeats one of his famous themes: that the only true happiness in life is found by living for others. The master then lies on top of the peasant to keep him warm through the cold night. Vasili is too exposed to the cold though and dies. Nikita's life is saved, but he loses three of his toes to frostbite."e;

Six Plays by Tolstoy

Six Plays by Tolstoy

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The Cause of It All, The First Distiller, Fruits of Culture, The Light Shines in Darkness, The Live Corpse, The Power of Darkness. According to Wikipedia: "e;As a fiction writer, Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of 19th-century Russian life, the two books stand at the peak of realist fiction. As a moral philosopher Tolstoy was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through works such as The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr."e;

The Forged Coupon

The Forged Coupon

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

In order to repay a small debt, the young student Mitya is persuaded by a friend to falsify a bank bond and cash it in. Little does he suspect that this small misdemeanour will have a profound impact on the lives of many other people around him - indirectly even leading to the gravest of crimes. This in turn sets off a long journey towards redemption and rehabilitation. Presented here in a brand-new translation, The Forged Coupon examines the deep, unpredictable consequences of every human act, revealing the Russian master's moral preoccupations in the last years of his life, as well as his rejection of Christianity's simplistic division between good and evil.

Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2018

Leo Tolstoy: The Best Works

Leo Tolstoy: The Best Works

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2018

This ebook compiles Leo Tolstoy's greatest writings, including novels, novellas, short stories and essays such as "e;War and Peace"e;, "e;Anna Karenina"e;, "e;The Death of Ivan Ilyich"e;, "e;A Confession"e;, "e;The Kingdom of God Is Within You"e; and "e;How Much Land Does a Man Need?"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Childhood

Childhood

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/11/2017

Childhood

Childhood

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 29/11/2017

A beautiful biographical story.';When Mother smiled, no matter how nice her face had been before, it became incomparably nicer and everything around seemed to brighten up as well.'Leo Tolstoy, ChildhoodChildhood is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian literary journal The Contemporary. Published when Tolstoy was just twenty-three years old, the book was an immediate success, earning notice from other Russian novelists including Ivan Turgenev, who heralded the young Tolstoy as a major up-and-coming figure in Russian literature. Childhood is an exploration of the inner life of a young boy, Nikolenka, and one of the books in Russian writing to explore an expressionistic style, mixing fact, fiction and emotions to render the moods and reactions of the narrator.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed. The prodigious cast of characters, seem to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will, fate, and providence. Yet Tolstoy's portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them. The last word of the landlord's literature and the brilliant one at that. -Fyodor DostoyevskyThe best ever Russian historical novel. -Nikolai LeskovOne of the most remarkable books of our age. -Ivan TurgenevThis is the first class work! This is powerful, very powerful indeed. -Gustave FlaubertThe best novel that had ever been written. -John GalsworthyThis work, like life itself, has no beginning, no end. It is life itself in its eternal movement. -Romain RollandThe greatest ever war novel in the history of literature. -Thomas MannThere remains the greatest of all novelists - for what else can we call the author of "e;War and Peace"e;? -Virginia WoolfTolstoy is the greatest Russian writer of prose fiction. -Vladimir Nabokov

Leo Tolstoy: The Complete Novels

Leo Tolstoy: The Complete Novels

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

Here you will find the complete novels and novellas of Leo Tolstoy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Childhood- Boyhood- Youth- Family Happiness- The Cossacks- War and Peace- Anna Karenina- The Death of Ivan Ilyich- The Kreutzer Sonata- Resurrection- The Forged Coupon- Hadji Murad

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2017

Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed. The prodigious cast of characters, seem to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will, fate, and providence. Yet Tolstoy's portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them. The last word of the landlord's literature and the brilliant one at that. -Fyodor DostoyevskyThe best ever Russian historical novel. -Nikolai LeskovOne of the most remarkable books of our age. -Ivan TurgenevThis is the first class work! This is powerful, very powerful indeed. -Gustave FlaubertThe best novel that had ever been written. -John GalsworthyThis work, like life itself, has no beginning, no end. It is life itself in its eternal movement. -Romain RollandThe greatest ever war novel in the history of literature. -Thomas MannThere remains the greatest of all novelists - for what else can we call the author of "e;War and Peace"e;? -Virginia WoolfTolstoy is the greatest Russian writer of prose fiction. -Vladimir Nabokov

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2017

Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, "e;Anna Karenina"e; is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer. Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, and in doing so captures a breathtaking tapestry of late-nineteenth-century Russian society. As Matthew Arnold wrote in his celebrated essay on Tolstoy, "e;We are not to take Anna Karenina as a work of art; we are to take it as a piece of life."e; The best novel ever written. -William FaulknerA perfect work of art. -Fyodor DostoyevskyOne of the greatest love stories in world literature. -Vladimir NabokovTo read him is to find one's way home to everything within us that is fundamental and sane. -Thomas Mann

Complete Novels of Leo Tolstoy

Complete Novels of Leo Tolstoy

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2017

Here you will find the complete novels and novellas of Leo Tolstoy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Childhood- Boyhood- Youth- Family Happiness- The Cossacks- War and Peace- Anna Karenina- The Death of Ivan Ilyich- The Kreutzer Sonata- Resurrection- The Forged Coupon- Hadji Murad

Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2017

It is universally acknowledged that Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, was as much a master of the short story as of the full-length novel. This original collection, which features some of his most hard-to-find tales, will enchant longtime enthusiasts of Tolstoy's work as well as new readers."e;The Forged Coupon"e; traces how an act of deception leads to both murder and redemption. "e;After the Dance"e; depicts an army deserter's punishment and explores the subjective nature of opinions on good and evil. "e;Alyosha the Pot"e; profiles a simple man content to live according to others' expectations. "e;A Prisoner in the Caucasus"e; undermines the romantic conceptions associated with the region in particular and with war in general. "e;The Bear Hunt"e; forms a cautionary tale of acting in anger; "e;Two Old Men"e; suggests that the best way to honor God is to love and care for other people; additional stories include "e;The Raid,"e; "e;The Snow-Storm,"e; and "e;The Godson."e;

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2017

Love...it means too much to me, far more than you can understand. At its simplest, Anna Karenina is a love story. It is a portrait of a beautiful and intelligent woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties - to her marriage and to the network of relationships and moral values that bind the society around her. The love affair of Anna and Vronsky is played out alongside the developing romance of Kitty and Levin, and in the character of Levin, closely based on Tolstoy himself, the search for happiness takes on a deeper philosophical significance. One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina combines penetrating psychological insight with an encyclopedic depiction of Russian life in the 1870s. The novel takes us from high society St Petersburg to the threshing fields on Levin's estate, with unforgettable scenes at a Moscow ballroom, the skating rink, a race course, a railway station. It creates an intricate labyrinth of connections that is profoundly satisfying, and deeply moving. Rosamund Bartlett's translation conveys Tolstoy's precision of meaning and emotional accuracy in an English version that is highly readable and stylistically faithful. Like her acclaimed biography of Tolstoy, it is vivid, nuanced, and compelling.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2017

I don't understand it; I don't in the least understand why men can't live without wars. How is it that we women don't want anything of the kind, don't need it? Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed. The prodigious cast of characters, both great and small, seem to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will, fate, and providence. Yet Tolstoy's portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them. In this definitive and highly acclaimed Maude translation, Tolstoy's genius and the power of his prose are made newly available to the contemporary reader. In addition this edition includes a new introduction by Amy Mandelker, revised and expanded notes, lists of fictional and historical characters, a chronology of historical events, five maps, and Tolstoy's essay 'Some Words about War and Peace'.

Autobiographical Trilogy

Autobiographical Trilogy

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

These three connected early novels from the author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina form an intimate portrait of Russian youth. Begun when Leo Tolstoy was just twenty-three years old and stationed at a remote army outpost in the Caucasus Mountains, his work known as the Autobiographical Trilogy would win immediate fame and critical praise years before works like War and Peace and Anna Karenina would bring him to the forefront of Russian literature. Here is the story of a young manthe son of a wealthy Russian landownerwho describes in exquisite detail both the landmarks and minutiae of his life, from his interactions with other people to observations on the nature of both himself and the world around him. As told by Nikolenka from the ages of ten to sixteen, it is a brilliantly insightful recollection of the formative years of lifewith all of the ebullient joy and crushing heartbreak it entailsthat still resonates in our modern world. Originally planned as a four-part series of novels tentatively called the ';Four Epochs of Growth,' the completed works together form a remarkable expression of the great Russian novelist's early voice and vision, which would ultimately make him one of the most renowned and revered authors in literary history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Boyhood

Boyhood

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

Tolstoy's first published novel and the beginning of his Autobiographical Trilogy. Written when he was just twenty-three years old and stationed at a remote army outpost in the Caucasus Mountains, Childhood won Leo Tolstoy immediate fame and critical praise years before works like War and Peace and Anna Karenina would bring him to the forefront of Russian literature. It is the story of the ten-year-old son of a wealthy Russian landowner in the mid-1800s, as told by the child himself. Not a mere chronicle of events and characters, the novel is an intense study of the boy's inner life and his reactions to the world around him. With an intricacy of thought and substance, Tolstoy describes the everyday thoughts of a childinnocent and mischievous, bold and afraid, and curious above all. Childhood, followed by Boyhood and Youth, is the first part of Tolstoy's semiautobiographical series, originally planned as a quartet tentatively called the ';Four Epochs of Growth.' The completed works together form a remarkable expression of the great Russian novelist's early voice and vision, which would ultimately make him one of the most renowned and revered authors in literary history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Childhood

Childhood

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

Tolstoy's first published novel and the beginning of his Autobiographical Trilogy. Written when he was just twenty-three years old and stationed at a remote army outpost in the Caucasus Mountains, Childhood won Leo Tolstoy immediate fame and critical praise years before works like War and Peace and Anna Karenina would bring him to the forefront of Russian literature. It is the story of the ten-year-old son of a wealthy Russian landowner in the mid-1800s, as told by the child himself. Not a mere chronicle of events and characters, the novel is an intense study of the boy's inner life and his reactions to the world around him. With an intricacy of thought and substance, Tolstoy describes the everyday thoughts of a childinnocent and mischievous, bold and afraid, and curious above all. Childhood, followed by Boyhood and Youth, is the first part of Tolstoy's semiautobiographical series, originally planned as a quartet tentatively called the ';Four Epochs of Growth.' The completed works together form a remarkable expression of the great Russian novelist's early voice and vision, which would ultimately make him one of the most renowned and revered authors in literary history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Youth

Youth

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

The third and final novel in Tolstoy's Autobiographical Trilogy, following Childhood and Boyhood. In Youth, Leo Tolstoy's protagonistnow a fervent sixteen-year-oldeagerly prepares to strike out on his own. And as he does so, he begins to savor life in all its glory, both grand and miniscule. From his interactions with friends, old and new, to his perceptions of the beauty of nature, the young man has an entirely new world to look forward to. But harsh lessons are waiting to teach him that far-flung expectations are rarely fulfilled to the dreamer's specifications, and that disappointment, anger, and grief are constant foes that must be contended with if one is to truly live. Youth concludes Tolstoy's semiautobiographical trilogy, originally planned as a four-part series of novels tentatively called the ';Four Epochs of Growth.' The completed works together form a remarkable expression of the great Russian novelist's early voice and vision, which would ultimately make him one of the most renowned and revered authors in literary history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Recollections and Essays

Recollections and Essays

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/08/2017

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2017

Hailed as one of the greatest novels of all time and a classic of world literature, War and Peace unfolds in the early nineteenth century during the turbulent years of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia. Tolstoy's epic ranges from stirring depictions of historical events to intimate portraits of family life, moving between public spectacles and private lives to offer a tale of both panoramic scope and closely observed detail.From the breathless excitement of 16-year-old Natasha Rostov's first ball, to Prince Andrei Bolkonsky's epiphany on the battlefield at Austerlitz, the novel abounds in memorable incidents, particularly those involving Pierre Bezukhov. A seeker after moral and spiritual truths, Pierre and his search for life's deeper meaning stand at the heart of this monumental book. A tale of strivers in a world fraught with conflict, social and political change, and spiritual confusion, Tolstoy's magnificent work continues to entertain, enlighten, and inspire readers around the world.

On Life and Essays on Religion

On Life and Essays on Religion

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

The Diaries of Leo Tolstoy

The Diaries of Leo Tolstoy

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

My Confession; Dogmatic Theology; My Religion; On Life

My Confession; Dogmatic Theology; My Religion; On Life

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2017

Anna Karenine

Anna Karenine

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2017

Master and Man, and Other Parables and Tales

Master and Man, and Other Parables and Tales

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Where Love Is There God Is Also

Where Love Is There God Is Also

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2017

The Gospel in Brief

The Gospel in Brief

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2017

What Is Art?

What Is Art?

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2017

Esarhaddon, and Other Tales

Esarhaddon, and Other Tales

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

What I Believe My Religion,

What I Believe My Religion,

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

War and Peace; Volume 2

War and Peace; Volume 2

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

War and Peace A Historical Novel; Volume 1

War and Peace A Historical Novel; Volume 1

Author: Leo Tolstoy, Clara Bell Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

The Diaries of Leo Tolstoy

The Diaries of Leo Tolstoy

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

Leinwandmesser Erzahlung

Leinwandmesser Erzahlung

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2017

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2017

Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer. Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, and in doing so captures a breathtaking tapestry of late-nineteenth-century Russian society. As Matthew Arnold wrote in his celebrated essay on Tolstoy, We are not to take Anna Karenina as a work of art; we are to take it as a piece of life.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2017

War and Peace chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Tolstoy said War and Peace is not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle. Large sections, especially the later chapters, are a philosophical discussion rather than narrative. Tolstoy also said that the best Russian literature does not conform to standards and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel. Instead, he regarded Anna Karenina as his first true novel. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, no single English novel attains the universality of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2017

Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer. Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, and in doing so captures a breathtaking tapestry of late-nineteenth-century Russian society. As Matthew Arnold wrote in his celebrated essay on Tolstoy, We are not to take Anna Karenina as a work of art; we are to take it as a piece of life.

Tolstoi for the Young

Tolstoi for the Young

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2017

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. The stories in this book have been adapted for children, making them the perfect introduction to Tolstoy for young readers.

War and Peace; Volume 1

War and Peace; Volume 1

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

War and Peace; Volume 2

War and Peace; Volume 2

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

War and Peace; Volume 2

War and Peace; Volume 2

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

War and Peace; Volume 1

War and Peace; Volume 1

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

War and Peace; Volume 3

War and Peace; Volume 3

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

War and Peace; Volume 3

War and Peace; Volume 3

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Redemption and Two Other Plays

Redemption and Two Other Plays

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Redemption and Two Other Plays

Redemption and Two Other Plays

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

Dave Malloy here presents the stunning twenty-two chapter selection from Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace that formed the basis of his hit Broadway sensation, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812—called ';the most innovative and the best new musical since Hamilton' by the New York Times. While Prince Andrei Bolkonsky is kept at the front during Napoleon's invasion in 1812, his betrothed, a young Natasha, catches the attention of Moscow society's notorious playboy—the dashing, rogue Anatole. It falls to Prince Andrei's friend, the wealthy, slothful, philosophizing aristocrat Pierre to rescue Natasha's reputation and make amends between her and Andrei.A Vintage Shorts ebook Selection.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2017

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2017

Anna Karenina is Tolstoys classic tale of love and adultery, set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia. This cultural clash unfolds in a compelling, emotional drama of seduction, betrayal, and redemption.The novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer. Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, and in doing so captures a breathtaking tapestry of late-nineteenth-century Russian society. This novel marks a turning point in the authors career, the juncture at which he turned from fiction toward faith.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Leo Tolstoy 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 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 worlds 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.His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist. His ideas on non-violent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2017

A stunning edition of Tolstoy's great novel, one of the undisputed masterpieces of world literatureThe last word of the landlords literature and the brilliant one at that. Fyodor DostoyevskyThe best ever Russian historical novel. Nikolai LeskovOne of the most remarkable books of our age. Ivan TurgenevThis is the first class work! This is powerful, very powerful indeed. Gustave FlaubertThe best novel that had ever been written. John GalsworthyThis work, like life itself, has no beginning, no end. It is life itself in its eternal movement. Romain RollandThe greatest ever war novel in the history of literature. Thomas MannThere remains the greatest of all novelists for what else can we call the author of ';War and Peace'? Virginia WoolfTolstoy is the greatest Russian writer of prose fiction. Vladimir NabokovWar and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men.As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgroundspeasants and nobility, civilians and soldiersas they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most movingand humanfigures in world literature.

War and Peace Volume 2 of 2

War and Peace Volume 2 of 2

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/04/2017

War and Peace BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

War and Peace BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/04/2017

Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the stellar cast of this landmark BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Leo Tolstoy's epic saga. `Tolstoy's imagined world is recreated on air brilliantly by the extraordinary cast' The Spectator One of the greatest novels of all time, War and Peace explores historical, social, ethical and religious issues on a scale never before attempted in fiction, and reflects the panorama of life at every level of Russian society during the 19th Century. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, this riveting, wide-ranging drama follows the fortunes of four Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. Told in flashback over ten episodes, it moves from fashionable society soirees in St Petersburg and Moscow to the battlefields of Austerlitz and Borodino, as protagonists Pierre, Natasha, Marya and Nikolai describe to their children the events that shaped their lives and those of every Russian who lived through this turbulent time. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, this dynamic full-cast dramatisation features specially composed music by Stephen Warbeck. It stars Paterson Joseph as Pierre, Phoebe Fox as Natasha, Natasha Little as Marya and Sam Reid as Nikolai, part of a stunning cast including Alun Armstrong, Simon Russell Beale and Roger Allam. Duration: 10 hours approx.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2017

Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the stellar cast of this landmark BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Leo Tolstoy's epic saga. 'Tolstoy's imagined world is recreated on air brilliantly by the extraordinary cast' The Spectator One of the greatest novels of all time, War and Peace explores historical, social, ethical and religious issues on a scale never before attempted in fiction, and reflects the panorama of life at every level of Russian society during the 19th Century. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, this riveting, wide-ranging drama follows the fortunes of four Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. Told in flashback over ten episodes, it moves from fashionable society soirees in St Petersburg and Moscow to the battlefields of Austerlitz and Borodino, as protagonists Pierre, Natasha, Marya and Nikolai describe to their children the events that shaped their lives and those of every Russian who lived through this turbulent time. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, this dynamic full-cast dramatisation features specially composed music by Stephen Warbeck. It stars Paterson Joseph as Pierre, Phoebe Fox as Natasha, Natasha Little as Marya and Sam Reid as Nikolai, part of a stunning cast including Alun Armstrong, Simon Russell Beale and Roger Allam. Duration: 10 hours approx.

Death of Ivan Ilyich

Death of Ivan Ilyich

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2017

Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face to face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth? A thoroughly absorbing and, at times, terrifying glimpse into the abyss of death, it is also a strong testament to the possibility of finding spiritual salvation.

Death of Ivan Ilyich

Death of Ivan Ilyich

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2017

Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face to face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth? A thoroughly absorbing and, at times, terrifying glimpse into the abyss of death, it is also a strong testament to the possibility of finding spiritual salvation.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2017

This edition brings together Tolstoy's 1886 masterpiece and several shorter works that connect with it in thought-provoking ways. The stories are accompanied by a fascinating selection of contextual materials, including nineteenth-century reviews, excerpts from Tolstoy's letters concerning death, excerpts from a pamphlet he wrote after witnessing the slaughtering of livestock, and a portfolio of relevant photographs. As well as crafting fresh translations both of the stories themselves and of the background materials, Kirsten Lodge has provided an illuminating introduction and helpful annotations.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Trapped in a stifling marriage, Anna Karenina is swept off her feet by dashing Count Vronsky. Rejected by society, the two lovers flee to Italy, where Anna finds herself isolated from all except the man she loves, and who loves her. But can they live by love alone? In this novel of astonishing scope and grandeur, Leo Tolstoy, the great master of Russian literature, charts the course of the human heart. A masterpiece of realism and illuminated by irresistible characters, Anna Karenina is among the best-loved of all novels, penetrating to the heart of the ruling class in Tsarist Russia. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Anna Karenina is translated by Aylmer & Louise Maude, and features an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

THE ACCLAIMED TRANSLATION BY RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY 'If you've never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it' The Times From sophisticated Moscow soirees to breathless troika rides through the snow, from the bloody front line at Austerlitz to a wife's death in childbirth, Tolstoy conjures a broad panorama of rich, messy, beautiful and debased human life. We follow the fates of open-hearted, impulsive Pierre Bezukhov, his melancholy friend Prince Andrei and the enchanting Natasha Rostov, as history and fiction are combined in one of the wisest and most enthralling novels ever written. `A joy to read... The sense of actually being in the skin of these people is phenomenally, brilliantly rendered by this translation' Simon Schama The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

TRANSLATED BY LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin. But her story is also about a search for meaning, and by twinning it with that of Levin, an awkward idealist whose happy marriage and domestic trials form the backdrop for a similar quest, Tolstoy creates a rich and complex masterpiece that has captured the imagination of readers for decades. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 29/12/2016

"e;Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes. But I warn you, if you don't tell me that this means war, if you still try to defend the infamies and horrors perpetrated by that Antichrist-I really believe he is Antichrist-I will have nothing more to do with you and you are no longer my friend, no longer my 'faithful slave,' as you call yourself! But how do you do? I see I have frightened you-sit down and tell me all the news."e;It was in July, 1805, and the speaker was the well-known Anna Pavlovna Scherer, maid of honor and favorite of the Empress Marya Fedorovna. With these words she greeted Prince Vasili Kuragin, a man of high rank and importance, who was the first to arrive at her reception. Anna Pavlovna had had a cough for some days. She was, as she said, suffering from la grippe; grippe being then a new word in St. Petersburg, used only by the elite.All her invitations without exception, written in French, and delivered by a scarlet-liveried footman that morning, ran as follows:"e;If you have nothing better to do, Count (or Prince), and if the prospect of spending an evening with a poor invalid is not too terrible, I shall be very charmed to see you tonight between 7 and 10-Annette Scherer."e;"e;Heavens! what a virulent attack!"e; replied the prince, not in the least disconcerted by this reception. He had just entered, wearing an embroidered court uniform, knee breeches, and shoes, and had stars on his breast and a serene expression on his flat face.He spoke in that refined French in which our grandfathers not only spoke but thought, and with the gentle, patronizing intonation natural to a man of importance who had grown old in society and at court. He went up to Anna Pavlovna, kissed her hand, presenting to her his bald, scented, and shining head, and complacently seated himself on the sofa."e;First of all, dear friend, tell me how you are. Set your friend's mind at rest,"e; said he without altering his tone, beneath the politeness and affected sympathy of which indifference and even irony could be discerned."e;Can one be well while suffering morally? Can one be calm in times like these if one has any feeling?"e; said Anna Pavlovna. "e;You are staying the whole evening, I hope?"e;"e;And the fete at the English ambassador's? Today is Wednesday. I must put in an appearance there,"e; said the prince. "e;My daughter is coming for me to take me there."e;

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/12/2016

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/12/2016

The Forged Coupon and Other Stories

The Forged Coupon and Other Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/12/2016

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2016

This trilogy of short novels, taken as a whole, recounts the young narrator's early life up to his university days, each episode told through the perceptions, points of view and emotions felt by the protagonist at the time. Based on Tolstoy's own life and experiences, this fictionalized account of a young man growing into the world combines anecdote with frank personal assessment and philosophical extrapolation, as the author's Stendhalian take on the confessional genre confronts and blurs the notions of reality and imagination. Tolstoy's first published work, which launched him on a successful writing career, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth - besides offering an early display of his storytelling and stylistic abilities - provides the reader with invaluable insight into the personal and literary development of one of the greatest writers of all time.

Anna Karenina (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Anna Karenina (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2016

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2016

The most famous and perhaps greatest novel of all time, Tolstoys War and Peace tells the story of five families struggling for survival during Napoleons invasion of Russia in 1812.As Napoleons army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgroundspeasants and nobility, civilians and soldiersas they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most movingand humanfigures in world literature.Among its many unforgettable characters is Prince Andrey Bolkonsky, a proud, dashing man who, despising the artifice of high society, joins the army to achieve glory. Badly wounded at Austerlitz, he begins to discover the emptiness of everything to which he has devoted himself. His death scene is considered one of the greatest passages in Russian literature.The novels other hero, the bumbling Pierre Bezukhov, tries to find meaning in life through a series of philosophical systems that promise to resolve all questions. He at last discovers the Tolstoyan truth that wisdom is to be found not in systems but in the ordinary processes of daily life, especially in his marriage to the novels most memorable heroine, Natasha.Both an intimate study of individual passions and an epic history of Russia and its people, War and Peace is nothing more or less than a complete portrait of human existence.About the Author:Leo Tolstoy 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 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 worlds 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.His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist. His ideas on non-violent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

How Much Land Does a Man Need?

How Much Land Does a Man Need?

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2016

Admired by intellectual giants like James Joyce and Ludwig Wittgenstein, Leo Tolstoy's brilliant short story "e;How Much Land Does a Man Need?"e; explores the soul-destroying toxicity of unbridled greed. An impoverished man named Pahom fantasizes about becoming a landowner, prompting the devil to swoop in and tempt him with the promise of vast riches.

How Much Land Does a Man Need?

How Much Land Does a Man Need?

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2016

Admired by intellectual giants like James Joyce and Ludwig Wittgenstein, Leo Tolstoy's brilliant short story "e;How Much Land Does a Man Need?"e; explores the soul-destroying toxicity of unbridled greed. An impoverished man named Pahom fantasizes about becoming a landowner, prompting the devil to swoop in and tempt him with the promise of vast riches.

Rabbit Warren Peace Burrowed from the Classics

Rabbit Warren Peace Burrowed from the Classics

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

Burrowed from the classic by Leo Tolstoy As cute as bunny ears Rabbit Warren Peace is a brand new retelling of Tolstoy's classic War & Peace with rabbits! Meet Natasha, Pierre, Prince Andrei and the others and enjoy one of the greatest stories ever told in a totally new way.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2016

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Anna Karenina chronicles the doomed love affair between Anna and the dashing Count Vronsky. Married to a much older man, tragedy unfolds when Anna risks all in pursuit a more passionate and fulfilling life. Often described as one of the greatest novels ever written.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/08/2016

A guard had stepped back into the path of a train and been crushed beneath the wheels. He had been killed instantly. When Anna Karenina arrives at the scene of a horrible accident, it is the beginning of a new and troubling time in her life. Will she ever find happiness with the man she loves?

Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy

Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2016

Wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable, this outstanding collection features highly acclaimed short stories by Tolstoy who is regarded as one of the greatest writers in history.Among Russian writers, Leo Tolstoy is probably the best known to the Western world, largely because of War and Peace, his epic in prose, and Anna Karenina, one of the most splendid novels in any language. But during his long lifetime, Tolstoy also wrote enough shorter works to fill many volumes.The seven parts into which this book is divided include God Sees the Truth, but Waits and A Prisoner in the Caucasus which Tolstoy himself considered as his best. How Much Land Does a Man Need? depicting the greed of a peasant for land; the most brilliantly told parable, Ivan the Foolthese are all contained in this volume. The book includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.CONTENTS:PART 1 : FOLK-TALES RETOLD1. The Godson2. The Empty Drum3. How Much Land does a Man Need?4. The Repentant Sinner5. The Three Hermits6. A Grain as Big as a Hens Egg7. The Imp and the CrustPART 2 : ADAPTATIONS FROM THE FRENCH8. Too Dear!9. The Coffee-House of SuratPART 3 : TALES FOR CHILDREN10. A Prisoner in the Caucasus11. The Bear-Hunt12. God Sees the Truth, but WaitsPART 4 : A FAIRY TALE13. The Story of Ivn the FoolPART 5 : STORIES GIVEN TO AID THE PERSECUTED JEWS14. Work, Death and Sickness15. Esarhaddon, King of Assyria16. Three QuestionsPART 6 : STORIES WRITTEN TO PICTURES17. Ilys18. Evil Allures, but Good Endures19. Little Girls Wiser than MenPART 7 : POPULAR STORIES20. A Spark Neglected Burns the House21. Two Old Men22. Where Love is, God is23. What Men Live byABOUT THE AUTHOR:Leo Tolstoy 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 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 worlds 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.His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist. His ideas on non-violent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2016

Anna Karenina is one of the grand tragedies of the 19th century. A Russian aristocrat leaves her husband to marry a dashing officer Count Vronsky. But their scandalous love affair and marriage is beset on all sides. By outrage and scorn from without and mistrust and possessiveness from within. William Falkner called it the greatest novel ever written.

Anna Karenina (World Classics, Unabridged)

Anna Karenina (World Classics, Unabridged)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike, and soon brings jealousy and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love and self-destruction is the vividly observed story of Konstantin Levin, a man striving to find contentment and meaning to his life - and also a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself.

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2016

War and Peace (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

War and Peace (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Recollections and Essays

Recollections and Essays

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/06/2016

Leinwandmesser Erzahlung

Leinwandmesser Erzahlung

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2016

My Religion

My Religion

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2016

In My Religion, Leo Tolstoy accuses the church of hiding the true meaning of Jesus, which is to be found in the Sermon on the Mount and the call to resist evil. For Tolstoy, it is this command which has been most damaged by ecclesiastical interpretation.Tolstoy had not always been possessed of the religious ideas set forth in My Religion. For thirty-five years of his life he was, in the proper acceptation of the word, a nihilist-not a revolutionary socialist, but a man who believed in nothing. But faith came to him; he believed in the doctrine of Jesus, and his life underwent a sudden transformation.

The Cossacks and Hadji Murat

The Cossacks and Hadji Murat

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2016

'He said that Shamil had ordered Hadji Murat to be taken dead or alive....' Two masterly Russian tales of freedom, fighting and great warriors in the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, inspired by Tolstoy's years as a soldier living amid the Cossack people. A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

War and Peace (Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude)

War and Peace (Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2016

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2016

Part historical fiction, part philosophical treatise, and part romance novel, this genre-transcending epic follows the increasingly intertwined fates of the children of five prominent Russian families over the span of two decades during the Napoleonic Wars. Spirited Natasha, pensive Pierre, logical Andrew, religious Mary, and patriotic Nicholas navigate a Tsarist society that has been irrevocably altered by French invasion and occupation. Will their fierce commitment to their ideals be enough to protect them as they grow up and try to find their place in a world that is changing so rapidly around them? Leo Tolstoy's sprawling historical saga of love, scandal, and war was first published in Russian in 1869. This is an unabridged version of the English translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude, published in 1922-3.

Tolstoi for the Young

Tolstoi for the Young

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2016

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2016

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. "e;If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war."e; Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace War and Peace is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy that explores the lives on individuals during the time of international conflict.

Childhood

Childhood

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

A beautiful biographical story."e;When Mother smiled, no matter how nice her face had been before, it became incomparably nicer and everything around seemed to brighten up as well."e; Leo Tolstoy, Childhood The novel, published in 1852 when he was 23 years old, is the first in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, which also includes Boyhood, and Youth. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Where Love Is There God Is Also

Where Love Is There God Is Also

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

Inspiring Christian Short Story"e;You are in despair, because you wish to live for your own happiness. - Where Love is There God is Also, Leo Tolstoy"e;A short story about a shoemaker who is promised a visit from Christ. When his workshop is filled with all sorts of people the next day, he wonders if Jesus really is going to visit him until he discovers a beautiful truth. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.

Master and Man

Master and Man

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2016

A Masterpiece of Tolstoy"e;He, like all people who live with nature and know want, was patient and could wait calmly for hours, even days, without feeling either alarm or vexation."e; - Master and Man, Leo TolstoyMaster and Man is the story of Vasili Andreevich and his servant Nikita, trapped for the night in a snowdrift, struggling to survive against the gathering intensity of a storm. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Tolstoy's Stories for Children

Tolstoy's Stories for Children

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2016

A beautiful collection of stories for children."e; So it is with you : if you live in peace, no one will overcome you ; but if you quarrel, and are divided, any one will easily ruin you."e; - Tolstoy's Stories for Children, Leo Tolstoy In this book, Tolstoy retells the wonderful fables from Aesop, old Hindu tales and Russian shorts as well as legends that transcend borders and continents.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. "e;All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."e; Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Anna Karenina is the story of an unhappy marriage, a doomed affair, and has been called the greatest novel ever written.

Slavery Of Our Times

Slavery Of Our Times

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2016

This vintage book contains a fascinating and insightful analysis of socio-economic conditions written more than a hundred years ago. In it, Tolstoy explores the flaws of the division of labour, progress, greed, economic theories, wage slavery, and more in astonishing detail. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in socialism, capitalism, and economic history. Contents include: "e;Goods-Porters who Work Thirty-Seven Hours"e;, "e;Society's Indifference While Men Perish"e;, "e;Justification of the Existing Position by Science"e;, "e;The Assertion that Rural Labourers Must Enter the Factory System"e;, "e;Why Learned Economists Assert What Is False"e;, "e;Bankruptcy of the Socialist Ideal"e;, "e;Culture or Freedom"e;, "e;Slavery Exists Among Us"e;, "e;What Is Slavery?"e;, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. This book was first published in 1900.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

'It is only a bruise' A carefree Russian official has what seems to be a trivial accident... One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Letter to a Hindu

Letter to a Hindu

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2016

The subjection of India, its cause and cure. "e;All that exists is One. People only call this One by different names."e; Leo Tolstoy, A Letter to a HinduThe Russian literary giant and the Indian revolutionary leader came into contact when Gandhi discovered Tolstoy's "e;A Letter to a Hindu"e; (written in 1963, to an Indian nationalist who was seeking support for India's independence from British colonial rule). Gandhi was so impressed with Tolstoy's ideas that he decided to write to Tolstoy and ask permission to publish the letter in South Africa. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Kingdom of God Is Within You

Kingdom of God Is Within You

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2016

Turn the Other Cheek"e;Satan can never be driven out by Satan. Error can never be corrected by error, and evil cannot be vanquished by evil. "e; - Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within YouIn The Kingdom of God is Within You, Tolstoy urge the readers to look within themselves to find the answers to questions of morality and shows them why they must reject any sort of violence, even that sanctioned by the state or the church. This book is a startling read which is still relevant today. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

What is Art?

What is Art?

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Leo Tolstoy is one of the most celebrated novelists of all time. As well as writing literary classics such as Anna Karenina and War and Peace he was also the author of some hugely influential critical and philosophical works. First published in 1898 his book length essay What is Art? has lost none of its power to challenge our perception of art and its function in society today. In this provocative work Tolstoy famously dismisses works by Shakespeare, Dante, Wagner and even many of his own works as 'bad art' based on various criteria including sincerity, ethics, morality and accessibility. Tolstoy took art seriously at a time when western civilization toyed with it as a mere pastime during the height of the Aestheticism movement. For him, art was natural and necessary to the advancement of humankind. In his introduction to this translation, W. Gareth Jones shows how vitally Tolstoy's personality and experiences in life were engaged in creating What is Art?. Jones shows how integral the essay was to his art and teaching, and why it continues to demand a response from us.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2016

Love...it means too much to me, far more than you can understand. At its simplest, Anna Karenina is a love story. It is a portrait of a beautiful and intelligent woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties - to her marriage and to the network of relationships and moral values that bind the society around her. The love affair of Anna and Vronsky is played out alongside the developing romance of Kitty and Levin, and in the character of Levin, closely based on Tolstoy himself, the search for happiness takes on a deeper philosophical significance. One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina combines penetrating psychological insight with an encyclopedic depiction of Russian life in the 1870s. The novel takes us from high society St Petersburg to the threshing fields on Levin's estate, with unforgettable scenes at a Moscow ballroom, the skating rink, a race course, a railway station. It creates an intricate labyrinth of connections that is profoundly satisfying, and deeply moving. Rosamund Bartlett's translation conveys Tolstoy's precision of meaning and emotional accuracy in an English version that is highly readable and stylistically faithful. Like her acclaimed biography of Tolstoy, it is vivid, nuanced, and compelling.

What Men Live By and Other Tales

What Men Live By and Other Tales

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2016

Short, beautiful stories about one's existence. "e;God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him."e;A collection of short stories that ask profound questions and offer non-dogmatic hints to their answering. This book has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 18/01/2016

The masterwork of one of history's finest novelists. Centred around the 1812 invasion of Russia by France, War and Peace chronicles the war's impact on Russian society through the eyes of five aristocratic families. Love, marriage, war, and death all twist together in an epic narrative. The novel blends realist fiction and philosophical discourse into a unique concoction that is hard to pin down. It has been adapted for the screen numerous times, including as a mini-series by the BBC in 2016. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2016

At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon's army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young people are changed forever. The stories of quixotic Pierre, cynical Andrey and impetuous Natasha interweave with a huge cast, from aristocrats and peasants to soldiers and Napoleon himself. In War and Peace, Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and faith - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur. Anthony Briggs' superb translation combines stirring, accessible prose with fidelity to Tolstoy's original, while Orlando Figes' afterword discusses the novel's vast scope and depiction of Russian identity. This edition also contains appendices, notes, a list of prominent characters and maps.

The Gospels in Brief

The Gospels in Brief

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2016

After Leo Tolstoy completed A Translation, Harmony, and Analysis of the Gospels, in 1891, he realized that it was hardly beneficial for the general reader due to its complexity and intensity of detail, and so about 10 years later in 1902, he published another volume that consisted of only the introduction and summaries of the 12 chapters, under the title of The Gospels in Brief. This is a new translation from the Russian for the contemporary American reader by Daniel H. Shubin.

The Kingdom of God is Within You (Russian Text Only)

The Kingdom of God is Within You (Russian Text Only)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2016

The complete Russian text of The Kingdom of God is Within You, or, Christianity not as a Mystical Religion, but as a New Ideology of Life, by Leo Tolstoy.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2016

Part historical fiction, part philosophical treatise, and part romance novel, this genre-transcending epic follows the increasingly intertwined fates of the children of five prominent Russian families over the span of two decades during the Napoleonic Wars. Spirited Natasha, pensive Pierre, logical Andrew, religious Mary, and patriotic Nicholas navigate a Tsarist society that has been irrevocably altered by French invasion and occupation. Will their fierce commitment to their ideals be enough to protect them as they grow up and try to find their place in a world that is changing so rapidly around them? Leo Tolstoy's sprawling historical saga of love, scandal, and war was first published in Russian in 1869. This is an unabridged version of the English translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude, published in 1922-3.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2015

The lives of Pierre, Prince Andrei and Natasha are changed forever as conflict rages throughout the early nineteenth century. Following the rise and fall of some of society's most influential families, this truthful and poignant epic is as relevant today as ever. This six part adaptation has been written by Bafta-winning author Andrew Davies and will be directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders, The Scouting Book for Boys, Woman in Black: Angel of Death). Accompanied by a stellar cast including Paul Dano (12 years a Slave, Prisoners, There Will be Blood) as the idealistic Pierre, James Norton (Happy Valley, Belle, Grantchester) as the ambitious Prince Andrei and Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey) as the impulsive beauty Natasha. It also features the legendary Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter, Longford), Gillian Anderson (The Fall, The X-Files), Greta Scacchi (White Mischief, Presumed Innocent) and many more.

Childhood

Childhood

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Childhood"e; is the first in a series of three novels and is followed by "e;Boyhood"e; and "e;Youth"e;. Published when Tolstoy was just twenty-three years old, the book was an immediate success. "e;Childhood"e; is an exploration of the inner life of a young boy, Nikolenka, and one of the books in Russian writing to explore an expiressionistic style, mixing fact, fiction and emotions to render the moods and reactions of the narrator. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The novel opens with a scene introducing Prince Stepan Arkadyevich Oblonsky ("e;Stiva"e;), a Moscow aristocrat and civil servant who has been unfaithful to his wife Darya Alexandrovna ("e;Dolly"e;). Dolly has discovered his affair with the family's governess, and the household and family are in turmoil. Stiva's affair and his reaction to his wife's distress show an amorous personality that he cannot seem to suppress. In the midst of the turmoil, Stiva informs the household that his married sister, Anna Arkadyevna Karenina, is coming to visit from Saint Petersburg. Meanwhile, Stiva's childhood friend, Konstantin Dmitrievich Levin ("e;Kostya"e;), arrives in Moscow with the aim of proposing to Dolly's youngest sister, Princess Katerina Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya ("e;Kitty"e;). Levin is a passionate, restless, but shy aristocratic landowner who, unlike his Moscow friends, chooses to live in the country on his large estate. He discovers that Kitty is also being pursued by Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky, an army officer. Whilst at the railway station to meet Anna, Stiva bumps into Vronsky who is there to meet his mother, the Countess Vronskaya. Anna and Vronskaya have traveled and talked together in the same carriage. As the family members are reunited, and Vronsky sees Anna for the first time, a railway worker accidentally falls in front of a train and is killed. Anna interprets this as an "e;evil omen."e; Vronsky, however, is infatuated with her. Anna is uneasy about leaving her young son, Sergei ("e;Seryozha"e;), alone for the first time. At the Oblonsky home, Anna talks openly and emotionally to Dolly about Stiva's affair and convinces her that Stiva still loves her despite the infidelity. Dolly is moved by Anna's speeches and decides to forgive Stiva... (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Boyhood

Boyhood

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Boyhood"e; is the second in a series of three novels. The first in this series is "e;Childhood"e; and is followed by "e;Youth"e;. Published when Tolstoy was just twenty-three years old, all books were an immediate success, earning notice from other Russian novelists including Ivan Turgenev, who heralded the young Tolstoy as a major up-and-coming figure in Russian literature.

Father Sergius

Father Sergius

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The story begins with the childhood and exceptional and accomplished youth of Prince Stepan Kasatsky. The young man is destined for great things. He discovers on the eve of his wedding that his fiancee Countess Mary Korotkova has had an affair with his beloved Tsar Nicholas I. The blow to his pride is massive, and he retreats to the arms of Russian Orthodoxy and becomes a monk. Many years of humility and doubt follow. He is ordered to become a hermit. Despite his being removed from the world, he is still remembered for having so remarkably transformed his life. One winter night, a group of merry-makers decide to visit him, and one of them, a divorced woman named Makovkina, spends the night in his cell, with the intention to seduce him. Father Sergius discovers he is still weak and in order to protect himself, cuts off his own finger. Makovkina is stunned by this act, and leaves the next morning, having vowed to change her life. A year later she has joined a convent. Father Sergius' reputation for holiness grows. He becomes known as a healer, and pilgrims come from far and wide. Yet Father Sergius is profoundly aware of his inability to attain a true faith. He is still tortured by boredom, pride, and lust. He fails a new test, when the young daughter of a merchant successfully beds him. The morning after, he leaves the monastery and seeks out his cousin Pashenka (Praskovya Mikhaylovna), whom he, with a group of other boys, had tormented many years ago. He finds her, now in all the conventional senses a failure in life, yet imbued with a sense of service towards her family. His path is now clearer. He begins to wander, until eight months later he is arrested. He is sent to Siberia, where he now works as the hired man of a well-to-do peasant. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Master and Man

Master and Man

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

In this short story, a land owner named Vasili Andreevich Brekhunov takes along one of his peasants, Nikita, for a short journey to the house of the owner of a forest. He is impatient and wishes to get to the town more quickly 'for business' (purchasing the forest before other contenders can get there). They find themselves in the middle of a blizzard, but the master in his avarice wishes to press on. They eventually get lost off the road and they try to camp. The master's peasant soon finds himself about to die from hypothermia. After leaving his peasant to die, and returning to the same place he had fled from, the master attains a spiritual/moral revelation, and Tolstoy once again repeats one of his famous themes: that the only true happiness in life is found by living for others. The master then lies on top of the peasant to keep him warm through the cold night. Vasili is too exposed to the cold though and dies. Nikita's life is saved, but he loses three of his toes to frostbite. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Resurrection"e; first published in 1899, was the last novel written by Leo Tolstoy. The book is the last of his major long fiction works published in his lifetime. Tolstoy intended the novel as an exposition of injustice of man-made laws and the hypocrisy of institutionalised church. The story is about a nobleman named Dmitri Ivanovich Nekhlyudov, who seeks redemption for a sin committed years earlier. His brief affair with a maid had resulted in her being fired and ending up in prostitution. The book treats his attempts to help her out of her current misery, but also focuses on his personal mental and moral struggle... (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Cossacks

Cossacks

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Cossacks"e; is believed to be somewhat autobiographical, partially based on Tolstoy's experiences in the Caucasus during the last stages of the Caucasian War. Disenchanted with his privileged life in Russian society, nobleman Dmitri Olenin joins the army as a cadet, in the hopes of escaping the superficiality of his daily life. On a quest to find "e;completeness,"e; he naively hopes to find serenity among the "e;simple"e; people of the Caucasus. In an attempt to immerse himself in the local culture, he befriends an old man. They drink wine, curse, and hunt pheasant and boar in the Cossack tradition, and Olenin even begins to dress in the manner of a Cossack. He forgets himself and falls in love with the young Maryanka, in spite of her fiancee Lukashka. While spending life as a Cossack, he learns lessons about his own inner life, moral philosophy, and the nature of reality. He also understand the intricacies of human psychology and nature. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Lost Opportunity

Lost Opportunity

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;A Lost Opportunity"e; by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy leads in with a quote from the King James Bible, St. Matthew's "e;The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant"e;. Written as a fable, "e;A Lost Opportunity"e; follows two neighbouring families who are, at first, loving and respectful of one another. They treated each other as they wanted to be treated. Then the head of the families changed and the relationship between the families changed. Ivan and Gavryl were now the men in charge of their respective families and small arguments led to outright accusations of theft... (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Hadji Murad

Hadji Murad

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The narrator prefaces the story with his comments on a crushed, but still living thistle he finds in a field (a symbol for the main character), after which he begins to tell the story of Hadji Murat. Murat is a separatist guerrilla who falls out with his own commander and eventually sides with the Russians in hope of saving his family. The story opens with Murat and two of his followers fleeing from Shamil, the commander of the Caucasian separatists, who is at war with the Russians. They find refuge at the house of Sado, a loyal supporter. However, the villagers learn of his presence, and he must flee again...

Death of Ivan Ilych

Death of Ivan Ilych

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Death of Ivan Ilych"e;, first published in 1886, is a novella written by Leo Tolstoy, one of the masterpieces of his late fiction. The novella tells the story of the death, at age 45, of a high-court judge in 19th-century Russia. Living what seems to be a good life, his dreadful relationship with his wife notwithstanding, Ivan Ilyich Golovin injures his side while hanging up curtains in a new apartment intended to reflect his family's superior status in society. Within weeks, he has developed a strange taste in his mouth and a pain that will not go away. Several expensive doctors are consulted, but beyond muttering about blind gut and floating kidneys, they can neither explain nor treat his condition, and it soon becomes clear that Ivan Ilyich is dying... (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Devil

Devil

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Two young men, Eugene Irtenev and his brother, are left a large inheritance after the death of their father. However, the inheritance is saddled with debts, and the brothers must decide whether or not to accept it. Eugene accepts the inheritance and buys off his brother's portion, thinking that he can sell off large tracts of land while making improvements to the rest. Living alone with his mother while working on the farm, Eugene misses the relations he had with women while living in St. Petersburg. He inquires around the village, and the watchman introduces Eugene to a local peasant named Stepanida whose husband lives away in the city. For several months Eugene and Stepanida have encounters, with Eugene paying her each time. Eventually, Eugene's mother thinks it is time for him to get married, preferably to an heiress who will help them with their debts. To her disappointment, Eugene falls in love with Liza Annenskaya, a charming middle-class girl, and they are married after Eugene breaks off relations with Stepanida. After a year of marriage, Liza employs two peasant women to help with cleaning the estate. One of them is Stepanida. When Eugene notices her, all the passion for her that he thought was forgotten comes rushing back. He can't stop thinking about her and decides that she must be sent away. Liza later suffers a harmful fall while pregnant, and Eugene takes her for a rest cure to the Crimea for two months on doctor's orders. She gives birth to a daughter, and Eugene's financial prospects are starting to look promising. His estate is described as being in the best working condition it has ever been, and he thinks he is finally happy. At a village festival, Eugene notices Stepanida dancing, and their glances re-awaken his desire. Tormented by lust, he thinks of resuming relations with her, but realizes that the affair would cause too much of a scandal. Eugene says of Stepanida, "e;Really, she is--a devil. Simply a devil. She has possessed herself of me against my own will."e; He convinces himself that there are only two options: to kill Stepanida, or to kill his wife and run off with Stepanida. Eugene then thinks of a third option, which is to commit suicide. When his family finds him dead of a revolver shot, they cannot understand why he killed himself since, although he was evidently tormented, he did not confide in his closest relatives. In the alternate version of the ending, Eugene kills Stepanida with a revolver, is imprisoned, and eventually returns home a useless drunkard. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Kholstomer

Kholstomer

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Kholstomer"e; is one of the most striking stories in Russian literature. It was started by Leo Tolstoy in 1863 and left unfinished until 1886, when it was reworked and published as "e;Kholstomer: The story prominently features the technique of defamiliarization by adopting the perspective of a horse to expose some of the irrationalities of human conventions. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Albert

Albert

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Albert"e; is a short story by Leo Tolstoy. It was originally published in 1858. The lead character, Albert, is a homeless, yet brilliant, violinist. The kind Delesov wanted to save the young violinist, but after taking him home, discovers that Albert's drinking and temper threaten to destroy his entire family.

Three Deaths

Three Deaths

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Three Deaths"e; is a short story by Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1859. It narrates the deaths of three subjects: a noblewoman, a coachman and a tree.

Prisoner in the Caucasus

Prisoner in the Caucasus

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;A Prisoner in the Caucasus"e; is a short story by Leo Tolstoy, published in 1870. An officer with the name of Zhilin is serving in the army. One day he receives a letter from home. It is from his mother who asks him to come home because she has found a girl for him. He obtains a leave of absence and his adventure begins. It was a time of war with the Tartars in the Caucasus...

Ivan the Fool

Ivan the Fool

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Ivan The Fool"e; is a short story by Leo Tolstoy, published in 1886. Its plot is about the struggles of three brothers and a sister with the Old Devil. The name "e;Ivan The Fool"e; hints to a popular hero of Russian folklore. Although the story is usually considered a children's fairy tale, it is also used as an indication of Tolstoy's political leanings in support of Christian anarchism. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Polikushka

Polikushka

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The wretched peasant Polikushka, who drinks too much, is a liar, and finds it hard to keep his "e;pickers and feelers"e; off the loose property of anyone, joyfully dreams of justifying his mistress' faith in him by safely fulfilling her commission to bring the package of money from town. His terrible despair over the collapse of his hopes because of the accidental loss of the money on the way home is compounded by the realization that no one will ever believe him if he tells the truth. To kill himself seems the only way out of his impossible dilemma.

Candle

Candle

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Candle"e; is a short story by Leo Tolstoy. It centres on the cruelty of Michael Simeonovitch, who persecutes the peasants. "e;It was in the time of serfdom..."e; begins the first line of the story. Tolstoy's narrative focuses on a particular character who misused his power of government to bring "e;outrageous cruelties upon the serfs who had been placed under his control."e; He forced the peasantry to do excessive labor, striking terror in his subjects. The people began to plan how to remove this "e;intolerable yoke,"e; holding secret meetings "e;to bewail their misery."e; By the end of "e;The Candle,"e; Michael Simeonovitch, the superintendent, succumbs to a fatal accident and the serfs are freed.

What Men Live By

What Men Live By

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

A kind and humble shoemaker called Simon goes out one day to purchase sheep-skins in order to sew a winter coat for his wife and himself to share. Usually the little money, which Simon earned would be spent to feed his wife and children. Simon decided that in order to afford the skins he must go on a collection to receive the five Rubels and twenty Kopeks owed to him by his customers. As he heads out to collect the money he also borrows a three Rubel note from his wife's money box. While going on his collection he only manages to receive twenty Kopeks rather than the full amount. Feeling disheartened by this Simon rashly spends the twenty Kopeks on Vodka and starts to head back home...

Three Questions

Three Questions

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The story takes the form of a parable, and it concerns a king who wants to find the answers to what he considers the three most important questions in life. When is the best time to do each thing?Who are the most important people to work with?What is the most important thing to do at all times?(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Coffee-House of Surat

Coffee-House of Surat

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

In the Indian town of Surat, there is a coffee-house where many travellersand foreigners from all parts of the world meet and converse. One day a learned Persian theologian visits this coffee-house. He is a man who has spent his life studying the nature of the Deity, and reading and writing books upon the subject. He has thought, read, and written so much about God, that he eventually lost hiswits, became quite confused, and ceased even to believe in theexistence of a God. The Shah, hearing of this, has banished himfrom Persia.

How Much Land Does A Man Need

How Much Land Does A Man Need

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The protagonist of the story is a peasant named Pahom, who overhears his wife and sister-in-law argue over the merits of town and peasant farm life. He thinks to himself "e;if I had plenty of land, I shouldn't fear the Devil himself!"e;. Unbeknownst to him, Satan is present sitting behind the stove and listening. Satan abruptly accepts his challenge and also tells that he would give Pahom more land and then snatch everything from him. A short amount of time later, a landlady in the village decides to sell her estate, and the peasants of the village buy as much of that land as they can. He himself purchases some land, and by working off the extra land is able to repay his debts and live a more comfortable life.

After the Dance

After the Dance

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;After The Dance"e; is a short story by Leo Tolstoy. The main character Ivan sets out to prove that it is all by chance. Yet in the end, he seems to prove that it is by environment.

Alyosha the Pot

Alyosha the Pot

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Alyosha the Pot"e; is a short story by Leo Tolstoy and a masterpiece of rare perfection. Alyosha, a young child who lives in a village and obtained the nickname "e;the Pot"e; from an incident where he broke a pot in his youth, is sent to live with a merchant's family as a servant. He falls in love with Ustinja, a young girl who cooks for the merchant's family. Eventually he asks Ustinja to marry him, but his father scolds him and tells him that marriage will come when and with whom the father chooses. Later during Lent, Alyosha is clearing snow from the roof when he falls to his death. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

My Dream

My Dream

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Leo Tolstoy's short story "e;My Dream"e; is the story of a fractured relationship between a father and his daughter. Tolstoy begins the work with the father vowing to never have a relationship with his daughter, who leaves the family home one year prior and who also ends up having a child in disgrace.

THERE ARE NO GUILTY PEOPLE

THERE ARE NO GUILTY PEOPLE

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Alexander Ivanovich Volgin, a bachelor and a clerk in a Moscow bank at a salary of eight thousand Rubels a year, a man much respected in his own set, was staying in a country-house. His host was a wealthy landowner, owning some twenty-five hundred acres, and had married his guest's cousin. Volgin, tired after an evening spent in playing cards for small stakes

Young Tsar

Young Tsar

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Tolstoy was a master of realistic fiction and is widely considered one of the world's greatest novelists. "e;The Young Tsar"e; is a fine example of his gift for short stories.

Kingdom of God Is Within You

Kingdom of God Is Within You

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Kingdom of God is Within You"e; is the non-fiction magnum opus of Leo Tolstoy. The book was first published in gery in 1894 after being banned in his home country of Russia. It is the culmination of thirty years of Tolstoy's Christian anarchist thinking, and lays out a new organisation for society based on a literal Christian interpretation.

God Sees the Truth, but Waits

God Sees the Truth, but Waits

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

This is a very fine example of Leo Tolstoy's gift at telling good stories. This is an amazing short story about a merchant and how an unexpected event changes his life for the worse, but in a way, for the better...

Bear-Hunt

Bear-Hunt

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Leo Tolstoy is known, word-wide, as one of the greatest authors of all time. His works include the masterpieces "e;War and Peace"e; and "e;Anna Karenina"e;, depicting Russian life realistically, yet with a writing flaire that is gripping. This short story is one of his lesser known works but still worth reading.

Spark Neglected Burns the House

Spark Neglected Burns the House

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The story opens with the family of Ivan Shtchevbakoff; a generally harmonious family that does rather well for itself. They were on good terms with their neighbors, the family of Gabriel Chormoi, until one day when a hen that belonged to the Shtchevbakoff family flew into the yard of the Chormoi family and laid several eggs. Later that day, Ivan's daughter in law went to retrieve the eggs, but grandmother Chormoi takes offense at being accused of stealing. A huge uproar ensues that embroils every member of each family. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Two Old Men

Two Old Men

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Leo Tolstoy's "e;Two Old Men"e; is a challenging and delightful story of the pilgrimage of two neighbours. It is filled with rich lessons and insights-from personal habits to family relationships and how we manage our affairs.

Where Love Is, God Is

Where Love Is, God Is

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Where Love Is, God Is"e; is a short story about a shoemaker named Martin Avdeitch. The story begins with a background on Martin's life. He was a fine cobbler as he did his work well and never promised to do something that he could not do. He stayed busy with his work in his basement that had only one window. Through this window he could see only the feet of people. He was still able to recognise most people by their shoes as he had worked with most of the shoes at least once. He had a wife, but she died, and all their children had died in their infancy except a three-year-old son. After he thought about sending him off to live with his sister he decided to care for the child himself. Martin however, was not destined to have a child as his son died a few years later with a fever. In grief, he denied God wondering how He could allow such a thing to happen to him. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Evil Allures, But God Endures

Evil Allures, But God Endures

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The slaves praise their master praise for his kindness. One amongst them lays a wager that if he is provoked, their master will lose his temper and prove himself just as evil as any other master. When a trusted slave deliberately angers his master, he does an amazing thing. Tempted by anger, a good man upholds his virtue.

Little Girls Wiser Than Men

Little Girls Wiser Than Men

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Little Girls Wiser Than Men"e; is a short story by Russian authorLeo Tolstoy first published in 1885. It takes the form of a parable about forgiveness. The story opens at the beginning of Holy Week, when there was still melting snow on the ground. An older girl, Akulya, and a younger girl, Malasha, go outside to play. They both have just been given new frocks, but they insist on wading through one of the puddles from the melting snow. They both take off their shoes to keep them dry, and Akulya warns Malasha against splashing the water on her new frock. Malasha splashes Akulya despite her warning, and Akulya runs home in tears. Her mother is furious at the ruined frock, and she spanks Malasha in the middle of the street. Soon Malasha's mother emerges from her home, and the mothers begin arguing. The shouts brought the peasants into the street, who also begin arguing with each other. The peasants start pushing each other, and Akulka's grandmother urges everyone to stop, but to no avail. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Ilyas

Ilyas

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Ilyas"e; is a short story by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. In this tale contrasting opulence with happiness, Tolstoy shows readers once again how dedicated he is to the Christian religion and how strongly he believes in it. The story is set up so, at the end, we are taught the moral that it is better to be happy than rich, as evidenced by Ilyas's contentedness as a servant and his displeasure as the wealthiest man in the area...

Three Hermits

Three Hermits

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

A bishop and several pilgrims are travelling on a fishing boat. During the voyage, the bishop engages the fishermen in conversation after overhearing them discuss a remote island nearby their course where three old hermits lived a spartan existence focused on seeking "e;salvation for their souls."e; Several of the fisherman claim to have seen them once. The bishop then informs the captain that he wishes to visit the island. The captain attempts to dissuade him by saying "e;the old men are not worth your pains. I have heard say that they are foolish old fellows, who understand nothing, and never speak a word."e; But the bishop insists, and the Captain steers the ship toward the island and subsequently sets off in a rowboat to visit where he is met ashore by the three hermits... (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Imp and the Crust

Imp and the Crust

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Imp and the Crust"e; is a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy first published in 1886. It is a cautionary tale against the dangers of alcohol. The story opens with a peasant preparing to plow a field. Having gone without breakfast, he is careful to hide his dinner, a small crust of bread, under his coat. After plowing the field the peasant is hungry and ready for his dinner, but when he picks up his coat he sees that the bread is gone. It had been taken by a little devil, who was convinced that the peasant would become wrathful. Instead, the peasant decided that whoever took his bread must have needed it more than him, and he went on his way. The little devil is brought before the Chief Devil, who is not pleased that the peasant was not corrupted. He threatens to douse the little devil with holy water if he fails again, and the little devil is sent out for another attempt at corrupting the peasant. The little devil takes the guise of a pilgrim, and in this guise he gives the peasant farming advice throughout the seasons. The peasant grows a great surplus, and he begins to live much better than he had. One season, the little devil convinced the peasant to distill his extra corn into vodka, and the peasant takes his advice. The little devil then brings the Chief Devil to see the result of his works... (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Grain As Big As A Hen's Egg

Grain As Big As A Hen's Egg

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;A Grain As Big As A Hen's Egg"e; is a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy written in 1886. it takes the form of a parable about being content with one's lot in life.

Godson

Godson

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Leo Tolstoy, best known for his novels, "e;Anna Karenina"e; and "e;War and Peace"e;, also wrote short stories that illuminate Christianity and the gospel. These stories, as well as his religious essays, are gaining the attention of a new generation of Tolstoy readers. The story expresses the author's thoughtful faith in the gospel.

Repentant Sinner

Repentant Sinner

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Repentant Sinner"e; is a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy first published in 1886. The story details the difficulties of a repentant sinner's attempts to enter Heaven. The story opens with the imminent death of a 70-year-old sinner. The man has never done a good deed in his life, and only with his last words did he address God and ask for forgiveness. When the man dies his soul comes before the gates of Heaven, but they are locked. The man knocks and knocks at the gates, but to no avail... (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Empty Drum

Empty Drum

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Empty Drum"e; is a short story by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. A man took a woman for his wife that the king of the country had an eye on. So the king decided to overwork the man till he died so he could then marry his wife. But each time the man completed his task on time. Even when the tasks were impossible like building a cathedral in a day or a river with ships in it by nightfall his wife assured him it would be done and it was as she said. But then the King came up with an extraordinary task. He asked the man to, "e;go there, don't know where and bring that, don't know what"e;...

Esarhaddon, King of Assyria

Esarhaddon, King of Assyria

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Tolstoy was a master of realistic fiction and is widely considered one of the world's greatest novelists. In this story Tolstoy has used the names of real people.

Work, Death and Sickness

Work, Death and Sickness

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Work, Death, and Sickness"e; is a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy written in 1903. The story takes the form of a parable about the creation of work, death, and sickness. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The standard Russian text of "e;War and Peace"e; is divided into four books (fifteen parts) and an epilogue in two parts. "e;War and Peace"e; has a large cast of characters, the majority of whom are introduced in the first book. Some are actual historical figures, such as Napoleon and Alexander I. While the scope of the novel is vast, it is centred around five aristocratic families. The plot and the interactions of the characters take place in the era surrounding the 1812 French invasion of Russia during the Napoleonic Wars. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2015

Soon to be a major TV series, airing in 2016.'War & Peace' is a masterpiece - an epic portrait of Russian society and its descent into the Napoleonic Wars, which has inspired love and devotion among its readers for over a century.Focusing on the lives of five aristocratic families, 'War & Peace' tells the story of three young people whose lives are swept along by events and changed forever: the misfit Pierre, philosophical Andrei and romantic, impulsive Natasha.Their stories play out alongside a great cast of characters, from the aristocrat to the peasant, as the great historical events of the period unfold, culminating in Napoleon's fateful invasion of Russia.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Anna Karenina chronicles the doomed love affair between Anna and the dashing Count Vronsky. Married to a much older man, tragedy unfolds when Anna risks all in pursuit a more passionate and fulfilling life. Often described as one of the greatest novels ever written.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Death of Ivan Ilyich

Death of Ivan Ilyich

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2015

Mortally injured after a fall, Ivan Ilyich questions the fairness of his pain and sufferingif pain can strike a man such as himself, who has lived a just life, then his pending death can only be arbitrary.It is only through the deathbed ministrations of his servant, Gerasim, that Ivan embraces the idea of an authentic life in which compassion is valued above self-interest, and thereby frees himself from his fear of dying.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to todays digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2015

The Napoleonic era in Imperial Russia is seen through the eyes of the Bolkonsky, Rostov, Bezukhov, Kuragin, and Drubetskoy families in Leo Tolstoys literary masterpiece.As Napoleons troops close in, talk of the impending invasion consumes Saint Petersburg society. As the citys aristocratic families declare their allegiances, they find their fortunes and futures profoundly impacted by their chosen alliancesbe them to the conquering army or to the imperial family.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to todays digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2015

A Calendar of Wisdom

A Calendar of Wisdom

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2015

Over the last fifteen years of his life, Tolstoy collected and published the maxims of some of the world's greatest masters of philosophy, religion and literature, adding his own contributions to various questions that preoccupied him in old age, such as faith and existence, as well as matters of everyday life. Banned in Russia under Communism, A Calendar of Wisdom was Tolstoy's last major work, and one of his most popular both during and after his lifetime. This new translation by Roger Cockrell will offer today's generation of readers the chance to discover, day by day, these edifying and carefully selected pearls of wisdom.

What is Art?

What is Art?

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2015

WHAT thoughtful man has not been perplexed by problems relating to art?An estimable and charming Russian lady I knew, felt the charm of the music and ritual of the services of the Russo-Greek Church so strongly that she wished the peasants, in whom she was interested, to retain their blind faith, though she herself disbelieved the church doctrines."e;Their lives are so poor and bare-they have so little art, so little poetry and colour in their lives- Let them at least enjoy what they have; it would be cruel to undeceive them,"e; said she. A false and antiquated view of life is supported by means of art, and is inseparably linked to some Manifestations of art which we enjoy and prize. If the false view of life be destroyed this art will cease to appear valuable.Is it best to screen the error for the sake of preserving the art? Or should the art be sacrificed for the sake of truthfulness? Again and again in history a dominant church has utilised art to maintain its sway over men. Reformers (early Christians, Mohammedans, Puritans, and others) have perceived that art bound people to the old faith, and they were angry with art.These works, in chronological order,are "e; My Confession "e;.A Criticism of Dogmatic Theology,which has never been translated.The Four Gospels Harmonised and Translated, of which only two parts, out of three, have as yet appeared in English. What I Believe, sometimes called My Religion.The Gospelin Brief. What are we to do then? sometimes called in EnglishWhat to do? On Life, which is not an easy work in the original, and has not been satisfactorily translated.The Kingdom of God is within you; and The Christian Teaching, which appeared after What is Art? though it was written before it.To these scientific works I am inclined to add The Kteutzer Sonata, with the Sequel or Postscript explaining its purpose; for though The Kreutzer Sonata is a story, the understanding of sexual problems, dealt with explicitly in the Sequel, is an integral part of that comprehension of life which causes Tolstoy to admire Christ, Buddha, or Francis of Assisi.

Complete Works

Complete Works

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2015

Complete Works

Complete Works

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2015

Kreutzer Sonata

Kreutzer Sonata

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2015

What Is Love?"e;It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. A handsome woman talks nonsense, you listen and hear not nonsense but cleverness. She says and does horrid things, and you see only charm. And if a handsome woman does not say stupid or horrid things, you at once persuade yourself that she is wonderfully clever and moral."e; - Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer SonataUpon hearing a woman arguing that marriage should never be arranged and always be subject to love, Pozdnyshev asks: 'What is love?' He condemns the argument saying that love doesn't last forever and can quickly turn into hatred. What is Pozdnyshev's story? Why doesn't he believe in love?Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

War and Peace - Voina I Mir

War and Peace - Voina I Mir

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2015

War and Peace - Voina I Mir

War and Peace - Voina I Mir

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2015

Hadji Murat

Hadji Murat

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2015

Hadji Murat, one of the most feared and venerated mountain chiefs in the Caucasian struggle against the Russians, defects from the Muslim rebels after feuding with his ruling imam, Shamil. Hoping to protect his family, he joins the Russians, who accept him but never put their trust in him - and so Murat must find another way to end the struggle. Tolstoy knew as he was writing this, his last work of fiction, that it would not be published in his lifetime, and so gave an uncompromising portrayal of the Russians' faults and the nature of the rebels' struggle. In the process, he shows a mastery of style and an understanding of Chechnya that still carries great resonance today.

On Life and Essays on Religion

On Life and Essays on Religion

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

What Is Art?

What Is Art?

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

War and Peace; Volume 2

War and Peace; Volume 2

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Delphi Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy (Illustrated)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

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)Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesIncluding:* 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 sonContentsThe Novels and NovellasCHILDHOODBOYHOODYOUTHFAMILY HAPPINESSTHE COSSACKSWAR AND PEACEANNA KARENINATHE DEATH OF IVAN ILYCHTHE KREUTZER SONATA.RESURRECTIONTHE FORGED COUPONHADJI MURADThe Unfinished NovelsTHE DECEMBRISTSA MORNING OF A LANDED PROPRIETORThe Short StoriesLIST OF STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe PlaysTHE POWER OF DARKNESSTHE FRUITS OF CULTUREREDEMPTIONTHE CAUSE OF IT ALLTHE FIRST DISTILLERTHE LIGHT SHINES IN DARKNESSLIVE CORPSESelected Non-FictionA CONFESSIONKINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOUWHAT THEN MUST WE DO?ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SCIENCE AND ARTBETHINK YOURSELVES!MOSCOW CENSUSTOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARETOLSTOY'S JOURNALThe CriticismTOLSTOY THE ARTIST by Ivan PaninTOLSTOY THE PREACHER by Ivan PaninExtract from 'MY LITERARY PASSIONS' by William Dean HowellsExtract from 'ESSAYS ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS' by William Lyon PhelpsRUSSIAN ROMANCE by Earl of Evelyn Baring CromerExtracts from 'A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE' by Isabel Florence HapgoodExtract from 'AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE' by Maurice BaringTHE RUSSIAN POINT OF VIEW by Virginia WoolfExtract from 'PROPHETS OF DISSENT' by Otto HellerThe BiographiesREMINISCENCES OF TOLSTOY by Ilya TolstoyAUTOBIOGRAPHY OF COUNTESS TOLSTOYPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Master and Man, and Other Parables and Tales

Master and Man, and Other Parables and Tales

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

The Gospel in Brief

The Gospel in Brief

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

What I Believe My Religion,

What I Believe My Religion,

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

On Life (1888)

On Life (1888)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

My Confession; Dogmatic Theology; My Religion; On Life

My Confession; Dogmatic Theology; My Religion; On Life

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Where Love Is There God Is Also

Where Love Is There God Is Also

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

The Diaries of Leo Tolstoy

The Diaries of Leo Tolstoy

Author: Leo Tolstoy, V G 1854-1936 Chertkov Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

What Men Live by

What Men Live by

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

The Diaries of Leo Tolstoy

The Diaries of Leo Tolstoy

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2015

This powerful novel, Tolstoy's third major masterpiece, after War and Peace and Anna Karenina, begins with a courtroom drama (the finest in Russian literature) all the more stunning for being based on a real-life event. Dmitri Nekhlyudov, called to jury service, is astonished to see in the dock, charged with murder, a young woman whom he once seduced, propelling her into prostitution. She is found guilty on a technicality, and he determines to overturn the verdict. This pitches him into a hellish labyrinth of Russian courts, prisons and bureaucracy, in which the author loses no opportunity for satire and bitter criticism of a state system (not confined to that country) of cruelty and injustice. This is Dickens for grown-ups, involving a hundred characters, Crime and Punishment brought forward half a century. With unforgettable set-pieces of sexual passion, conflict and social injustice, Resurrection proceeds from brothel to court-room, stinking cells to offices of state, luxury apartments to filthy life in Siberia. The ultimate crisis of moral responsibility embroils not only the famous author and his hero, but also you and me. Can we help resolve the eternal issues of law and imprisonment?

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2015

Publication of this exacting new translation of Tolstoy's great Anna signifies a literary event of the first magnitude Tolstoy produced many drafts of Anna Karenina. Crafting and recrafting each sentence with careful intent, he was anything but casual in his use of language. His project, translator Marian Schwartz observes, was to bend language to his will, as an instrument of his aesthetic and moral convictions. In her magnificent new translation, Schwartz embraces Tolstoy's unusual style-she is the first English language translator ever to do so. Previous translations have departed from Tolstoy's original, correcting supposed mistakes and infelicities. But Schwartz uses repetition where Tolstoy does, wields a judicious cliche when he does, and strips down descriptive passages as he does, re-creating his style in English with imagination and skill. Tolstoy's romantic Anna, long-suffering Karenin, dashing Vronsky, and dozens of their family members, friends, and neighbors are among the most vivid characters in world literature. In the thought-provoking Introduction to this volume, Gary Saul Morson provides unusual insights into these characters, exploring what they reveal about Tolstoy's radical conclusions on romantic love, intellectual dishonesty, the nature of happiness, the course of true evil, and more. For readers at every stage-from students first encountering Anna to literary professionals revisiting the novel-this volume will stand as the English reader's clear first choice.

Three Novellas

Three Novellas

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2015

One of Tolstoy's last published works of fiction, The Devil revolves around the young landowner Yevgeny's irrepressible lust for Stepanida, a sensual peasant woman. Even when he gets married to a respectable upper-class lady, he finds himself unable to put an end to his encounters with Stepanida, and becomes increasingly consumed by guilt and helplessness in the face of his urges. In some ways comparable to the controversial Kreutzer Sonata, The Devil shows Tolstoy at his most salacious, and addresses the conflicts between desire, social norms and personal conscience. Also included in this volume is Family Happiness, one of Tolstoy's earliest works, an entertaining and cynical account of marriage from the perspective of a disillusioned wife, and A Landowner's Morning.

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2015

Tolstoy's Final Novel "e;It was clear that everything considered important and good was insignificant and repulsive, and that all this glamour and luxury hid the old well-known crimes, which not only remained unpunished but were adorned with all the splendor men can devise."e; Leo Tolstoy, Resurrection A nobleman seeks to right a past sin and discovers he's been living in a golden world of privilege. When he visits the prison where his former maid has been sentenced, he is awakened to a world of oppression, injustice and barbarity. Resurrection is not Tolstoy's most famous novel, but it was his best-selling book. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Leo Tolstoy: Letters and Papers

Leo Tolstoy: Letters and Papers

Author: Leo Tolstoy, J. M. Packham Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2015

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), best known for his great novels, 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina', had very strong convictions that he addressed directly in these letters and papers. Not quite definable but referred to with such adjectives as 'count', 'Russian', 'novelist', 'vegetarian', 'anarchist', 'Christian', 'pacifist', 'teacher', 'husband', and 'father', Tolstoy invites intrigue. Fortunately, he wrote expansively, so we can, 100 years later, hear his voice once again.

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2015

On a train journey, Pozdnyshev tells his story to a stranger: how his relationship with his wife gradually deteriorated from one of love and passion to jealousy and resentfulness, culminating in a mad act of desperation while she practised Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata with her violin teacher. An uncompromising examination of lust, suspicion and infidelity which was once forbidden by censors in Russia and banned in the US due to its shocking content, Tolstoy's controversial novella - here presented in a new translation, along with `The Prisoner of the Caucasus', `Master and Man' and `After the Ball' - is now considered one of the masterpieces of Tolstoy's late period.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2015

The Sweeping Russian Masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy "e;We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom."e; Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace War and Peace is Leo Tolstoy's greatest accomplishment. This epic Russian novel tells of the French invasion of Russia and its impact on Tsarist society. The book has been ranked on many "e;top books"e; lists and is a classic that should not be missed.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Strider The Story of a Horse

Strider The Story of a Horse

Author: Leo Tolstoy, Richard F. Gustafson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2015

Known worldwide for his masterpieces Anna Karenina and War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy takes a less dramatic but no less poignant approach in Strider: The Story of a Horse. Told from Strider's own aged, equine perspective, the tale nonetheless addresses such perennial human concerns as prejudice, fortune, and mortality. Tolstoy subtly illustrates the parallels and contrasts between horse and human, as we see through Strider's eyes the decline of his most memorable owner-a rich, arrogant hussar officer in his youth and a depleted, decrepit figure in his dotage. Completed in Tolstoy's own old age, Strider offers a compelling glimpse into the author's growing obsession with mortality. Published in 1885, the story idea first occurred to Tolstoy in 1856 and thus spans the two main periods of his writing career. Strider, of interest to general readers and students of Russian literature alike, offers considerably more than simply a story of a horse. Distributed for Borderlands Books.

Master and Man

Master and Man

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2015

Master and Man

Master and Man

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2015

How Much Land Does A Man Need?

How Much Land Does A Man Need?

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2015

'Although he feared death, he could not stop. 'If I stopped now, after coming all this way - well, they'd call me an idiot!' A pair of short stories about greed, charity, life and death from one of Russia's most influential writers and thinkers. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Tolstoy's works available in Penguin Classics are Anna Karenina, War and Peace, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth,The Cossacks and Other Stories, The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories, What is art?, Resurrection, The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories, Master and Man and Other Stories, How Much Land Does A Man Need? & Other Stories, A Confession and Other Religious Writings and Last steps: The Late Writings of Leo Tolstoy.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2015

A gripping read of romance, intrigue and human emotion. Anna Karenina has been called the world's greatest novel. Set in 19th century Russia, Anna seeks to escape a loveless marriage for a passionate romance. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

'no one pitied him as he would have liked to be pitied' As Ivan Ilyich lies dying he begins to re-evaluate his life, searching for meaning that will make sense of his sufferings. In 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' and the other works in this volume, Tolstoy conjures characters who, tested to the limit, reveal glorious and unexpected reserves of courage or baseness of a near inhuman kind. Two vivid parables and 'The Forged Coupon', a tale of criminality, explore class relations after the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the connection between an ethical life and worldly issues. In 'Master and Workman' Tolstoy creates one of his most gripping dramas about human relationships put to the test in an extreme situation. 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' is an existential masterpiece, a biting satire that recounts with extraordinary power the final illness and death of a bourgeois lawyer. In his Introduction Andrew Kahn explores Tolstoy's moral concerns and the stylistic features of these late stories, sensitively translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2015

The beautiful, intelligent Anna Karenina arrives in Moscow to counsel her sister-in-law, Dolly, whose husband, Stiva, has been cheating on her. Anna arrives on the same train as the military officer Count Alexey Vronsky, who falls in love with her, even though he is courting someone else and she is married and has a child. When Alexey and Anna begin a romantic relationship, Anna is rejected from society. Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, a novel of adultery and social politics, reveals the changing Russian culture of the 1870s. It was first published in book form in 1878 in Russia. This is an unabridged version of the English translation by Constance Garnett, published in 1901.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2015

The beautiful, intelligent Anna Karenina arrives in Moscow to counsel her sister-in-law, Dolly, whose husband, Stiva, has been cheating on her. Anna arrives on the same train as the military officer Count Alexey Vronsky, who falls in love with her, even though he is courting someone else and she is married and has a child. When Alexey and Anna begin a romantic relationship, Anna is rejected from society. Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, a novel of adultery and social politics, reveals the changing Russian culture of the 1870s. It was first published in book form in 1878 in Russia. This is an unabridged version of the English translation by Constance Garnett, published in 1901.

War And Peace

War And Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2014

Throughout the turbulent period of Napoleons invasion of Russia, the fortunes and futures of the prominent Bolkonsky, Rostov, Bezukhov, Kuragin, and Drubetskoy families are affected by their allegiances and alliances.Intertwining a historical account of Napoleons invasion of Russia with the fictional lives of several prominent families, War and Peace tells the story of some of the most famous characters in literary history, including Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov and Andrei Bolkonsky. The epic novel is considered to be Leo Tolstoys masterpiece and one of the most important works of literature in the world.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

Author: Leo Tolstoy, Mary (Cambridge University) Beard Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2014

In the last two days of his life, Peter Carson completed these translations of The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession before he succumbed to cancer. Carson, the eminent publisher, editor and translator who, in the words of Mary Beard, had probably more influence on the literary landscape of [Britain] over the past fifty years than any other single person, must have seen the irony of translating Ilyich, Tolstoy's meditation on death and loss, but he pressed on regardless, apparently refusing to be distracted by the parallel of literature and life. In Carson's shimmering prose, these two transcendent works are presented in their most faithful rendering in English. Unlike previous translations that have smoothed out Tolstoy's rough edges, Carson captures the verisimilitude and psychological realism of the original Russian text.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2014

Leo Tolstoy's most personal novel, Anna Karenina scrutinizes fundamental ethical and theological questions through the tragic story of its eponymous heroine. Anna is desperately pursuing a good, moral life, standing for honesty and sincerity. Passion drives her to adultery, and this flies in the face of the corrupt Russian bourgeoisie. Meanwhile, the aristocrat Konstantin Levin is struggling to reconcile reason with passion, espousing a Christian anarchism that Tolstoy himself believed in.

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: Leo Tolstoy, Anthony Briggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2014

This powerful novel, Tolstoy's third major masterpiece, after War and Peace and Anna Karenina, begins with a courtroom drama (the finest in Russian literature) all the more stunning for being based on a real-life event. Dmitri Nekhlyudov, called to jury service, is astonished to see in the dock, charged with murder, a young woman whom he once seduced, propelling her into prostitution. She is found guilty on a technicality, and he determines to overturn the verdict. This pitches him into a hellish labyrinth of Russian courts, prisons and bureaucracy, in which the author loses no opportunity for satire and bitter criticism of a state system (not confined to that country) of cruelty and injustice. This is Dickens for grown-ups, involving a hundred characters, Crime and Punishment brought forward half a century. With unforgettable set-pieces of sexual passion, conflict and social injustice, Resurrection proceeds from brothel to court-room, stinking cells to offices of state, luxury apartments to filthy life in Siberia. The ultimate crisis of moral responsibility embroils not only the famous author and his hero, but also you and me. Can we help resolve the eternal issues of law and imprisonment?

Russian Proprietor

Russian Proprietor

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Today, Leo Tolstoy is best remembered for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina, both epic, sweeping works that unfold on a grand scale. But Tolstoy also dabbled in short-form fiction, and the results are similarly remarkable. This volume brings together a number of Tolstoy's shorter pieces, including "e;A Russian Proprietor"e; and "e;The Three Deaths."e;

Russian Proprietor

Russian Proprietor

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Today, Leo Tolstoy is best remembered for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina, both epic, sweeping works that unfold on a grand scale. But Tolstoy also dabbled in short-form fiction, and the results are similarly remarkable. This volume brings together a number of Tolstoy's shorter pieces, including "e;A Russian Proprietor"e; and "e;The Three Deaths."e;

My Religion

My Religion

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Leo Tolstoy is widely recognized as one of the most important fiction writers of the modern era. What's less widely known, however, is that Tolstoy was a devout Christian who read deeply in the subjects of religious philosophy and theology and, over the course of his lifetime, came to devise his own unique take on Christianity. This volume offers an overview of the author's religious views and practices.

My Religion

My Religion

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Leo Tolstoy is widely recognized as one of the most important fiction writers of the modern era. What's less widely known, however, is that Tolstoy was a devout Christian who read deeply in the subjects of religious philosophy and theology and, over the course of his lifetime, came to devise his own unique take on Christianity. This volume offers an overview of the author's religious views and practices.

Katia

Katia

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

An alternate translation of Tolstoy's classic novella, Family Happiness, this tale revisits a theme that resonates throughout Tolstoy's work and is perhaps best elucidated in Anna Karenina: "e;All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."e; A young woman who is still reeling from the death of her mother agrees to be wed to a much older family friend, but soon finds out that married life is not all it's cracked up to be.

Katia

Katia

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

An alternate translation of Tolstoy's classic novella, Family Happiness, this tale revisits a theme that resonates throughout Tolstoy's work and is perhaps best elucidated in Anna Karenina: "e;All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."e; A young woman who is still reeling from the death of her mother agrees to be wed to a much older family friend, but soon finds out that married life is not all it's cracked up to be.

Sevastopol

Sevastopol

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2014

Originally published in 1916, this book contains the Russian text of Tolstoy's 1855 work Sevastopol Sketches. An editorial introduction and textual notes are included in English. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Tolstoy and Russian literature.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2014

War and Peace is considered one of the worlds greatest works of fiction. It is regarded, along with Anna Karenina, as Tolstoys finest literary achievement. Epic in scale, War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to Napoleons invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2014

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina. War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events surrounding the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Newsweek in 2009 ranked it first in its list of the Top 100 Books. Tolstoy himself, somewhat enigmatically, said of War and Peace that it was "e;not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less an historical chronicle."e; Large sections of the work, especially in the later chapters, are philosophical discussion rather than narrative. He went on to elaborate that the best Russian literature does not conform to standard norms.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2014

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. 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. Soon after meeting her at dinner, Tolstoy began reading Pushkin's prose and once had a fleeting daydream of "e;a bare exquisite aristocratic elbow"e;, which proved to be the first indication of Anna's character. Fyodor Dostoevsky declared it to be "e;flawless as a work of art"e;. His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "e;the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style"e;, and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "e;the best ever written"e;. 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, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "e;greatest novel ever written"e;.

What is Art?

What is Art?

Author: Leo Tolstoy, Aylmer Maude Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Gospel in Brief

Gospel in Brief

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2014

Novelist, essayist, dramatist, and philosopher, Count Leo Tolstoy is most famous for his sprawling portraits of nineteenth-century Russian life, as recounted in Anna Karenina and War and Peace. But at the age of fifty, he endured a spiritual crisis that prompted him to seek answers from learned men on "e;the problem of life."e; When they were unable to offer solutions, he turned to the study of Christianity. Dazzled by the light of truth that illuminated mankind for more than two thousand years, he found answers to his questions that led him to write his own version of "e;the greatest story ever told."e;As he reinterpreted the first four books of the New Testament into a single, integrated version that expressed the essence of Christ, Tolstoy avoided the mystery and miracles emphasized by the Church. Instead, he worked exclusively from the actual words and actions of Jesus, uncluttered by what he regarded as the Church's false interpretations. The result: a revolutionary work that challenged long-held doctrines, presented in a way that reflects Tolstoy's views on the divine purpose for human existence in a chaotic world. As brilliantly written as his other literary treasures, The Gospel in Brief is a remarkably modern—and moving—meditation on spirituality.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Called by Time the greatest novel ever written, Leo Tolstoys Anna Karenina is the brilliant and tragic story of a young married aristocrat and socialite Anna Karenina being torn between her duty as wife and mother and her affair with a handsome count.

Hadji Murad the Tartar Traitor JES 16

Hadji Murad the Tartar Traitor JES 16

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2014

Hadji Murad takes place in the mid-nineteenth century Caucasus Mountains, where a religious civil war has been waged by the Tartar Moslem mountaineers, also known as the Chechen, against the Russian imperial army and Orthodox church, who are attempting to repress them and to extend the empire.

Master and Man JESUK159

Master and Man JESUK159

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2014

Tolstoy's dramatic story of a master rushing to purchase a forest and finding a sense of purpose in protecting his servant from the cold after they are stranded

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/12/2013

The judge Ivan Ilyich Golovin has spent his life in the pursuit of wealth and status, devoting himself obsessively to work and often neglecting his family in the process. When, after a small accident, he fails to make the expected recovery, it gradually becomes clear that he is soon to die. Ivan Ilyich then starts to question the futility and barrenness of his previous existence, realizing to his horror, as he grapples with the meaning of life and death, that he is totally alone. Included in this volume is another celebrated novella by Tolstoy, The Devil, which addresses the conflicts between desire, social norms and personal conscience, providing at the same time a further exploration of human fear and obsession.

Leo Tolstoy - The Live Corpse

Leo Tolstoy - The Live Corpse

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9th 1828 into Russian nobility but abandoned his title and through his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus became a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non-violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His reputation for many people is based on the epic, in length and scope, of his novel 'War & Peace'. For that alone Tolstoy would be widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time. But such was the breadth of his talents that he was consummate at short stories, essays and plays. Here we publish 'The Live Corpse' one of those classic plays.

Leo Tolstoy - The Light Shines in Darkness

Leo Tolstoy - The Light Shines in Darkness

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9th 1828 into Russian nobility but abandoned his title and through his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus became a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non-violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His reputation for many people is based on the epic, in length and scope, of his novel 'War & Peace'. For that alone Tolstoy would be widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time. But such was the breadth of his talents that he was consummate at short stories, essays and plays. Here we publish 'The Light Shines In Darkness' one of those classic plays.

Leo Tolstoy - The Kingdom Of God Is Within You

Leo Tolstoy - The Kingdom Of God Is Within You

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9th 1828 into Russian nobility but abandoned his title and through his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus became a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non-violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His reputation for many people is based on the epic, in length and scope, of his novel 'War & Peace'. For that alone Tolstoy would be widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time. But such was the breadth of his talents that he was consummate at short stories, essays and plays. Here we publish 'The Kingdom Of God Is Within You' a classic writing regarding Religion and its absorption by the State and the dangers this poses.

Leo Tolstoy - The First Distiller, A Comedy

Leo Tolstoy - The First Distiller, A Comedy

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 08/11/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9th 1828 into Russian nobility but abandoned his title and through his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus became a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non-violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His reputation for many people is based on the epic, in length and scope, of his novel 'War & Peace'. For that alone Tolstoy would be widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time. But such was the breadth of his talents that he was consummate at short stories, essays and plays. Here we publish 'The First Distiller' one of those classic plays.

Leo Tolstoy - The Cause of it All

Leo Tolstoy - The Cause of it All

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9th 1828 into Russian nobility but abandoned his title and through his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus became a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non-violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His reputation for many people is based on the epic, in length and scope, of his novel 'War & Peace'. For that alone Tolstoy would be widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time. But such was the breadth of his talents that he was consummate at short stories, essays and plays. Here we publish 'The Cause of it All' one of those classic plays.

Leo Tolstoy - Fruits of Culture A Comedy in Four Acts

Leo Tolstoy - Fruits of Culture A Comedy in Four Acts

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9th 1828 into Russian nobility but abandoned his title and through his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus became a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non-violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His reputation for many people is based on the epic, in length and scope, of his novel 'War & Peace'. For that alone Tolstoy would be widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time. But such was the breadth of his talents that he was consummate at short stories, essays and plays. Here we publish 'Fruits Of Culture' one of those classic plays.

Leo Tolstoy - Bethink Yourselves

Leo Tolstoy - Bethink Yourselves

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9th 1828 into Russian nobility but abandoned his title and through his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus became a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non-violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His reputation for many people is based on the epic, in length and scope, of his novel 'War & Peace'. For that alone Tolstoy would be widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time. But such was the breadth of his talents that he was consummate at short stories, essays and plays. Here we publish "e;Bethink Yourselves"e; one of a number of those classic plays that he wrote.

Leo Tolstoy - A Short Story Collection

Leo Tolstoy - A Short Story Collection

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/11/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born on September 9th 1828 into Russian nobility but abandoned his title and through his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus became a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non-violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His reputation for many people is based on the epic, in length and scope, of his novel 'War & Peace'. For that alone Tolstoy would be widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time. But such was the breadth of his talents that he was consummate at short stories, essays and plays. Here we publish a collection of his brilliant short stories including such gems as God Sees The Truth, But Waits, Ivan The Fool, Master and Man, What Men Live By and The Young Tsar.

Power Of Darkness

Power Of Darkness

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9th September 1828 - 20th November 1910) was born into a well known Russian family of nobility who was brought up by relatives following his parents death when he was very young. Described by his teachers at university as "e;unable and unwilling to learn"e; he abandoned all formal education and after running up gambling debts joined the army with his older brother. Here he started writing and had a moral and spiritual awakening that transformed him from the privileged aristocrat to a social reformer leading the life of an ascetic peasant. Later still, his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus made him a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. "e;The Power Of Darkness"e; is a masterpiece of writing. Tolstoy is widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time and in reading this compelling and powerful book it is clear why.

Cossacks

Cossacks

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9th September 1828 - 20th November 1910) was born into a well known Russian family of nobility who was brought up by relatives following his parents death when he was very young. Described by his teachers at university as "e;unable and unwilling to learn"e; he abandoned all formal education and after running up gambling debts joined the army with his older brother. Here he started writing and had a moral and spiritual awakening that transformed him from the privileged aristocrat to a social reformer leading the life of an ascetic peasant. Later still, his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus made him a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Here we bring you another powerful volume: "e;Cossacks"e;, a masterpiece of writing. Tolstoy is widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time and in reading this compelling and powerful book it is clear why.

Hadji Murad

Hadji Murad

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9th September 1828 - 20th November 1910) was born into a well known Russian family of nobility who was brought up by relatives following his parents death when he was very young. Described by his teachers at university as "e;unable and unwilling to learn"e; he abandoned all formal education and after running up gambling debts joined the army with his older brother. Here he started writing and had a moral and spiritual awakening that transformed him from the privileged aristocrat to a social reformer leading the life of an ascetic peasant. Later still, his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus made him a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Here we bring you another powerful volume: "e;Hadj Murad"e;, a masterpiece of writing. Tolstoy is widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time and in reading this compelling and powerful book it is clear why.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

Author: Leo Tolstoy, Mary (Cambridge University) Beard Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2013

In the last two days of his own life, Peter Carson completed these new translations of The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession before he succumbed to cancer in January 2013. Carson, the eminent British publisher, editor, and translator who, in the words of his author Mary Beard, had probably more influence on the literary landscape of [England] over the past fifty years than any other single person, must have seen the irony of translating Ilyich, Tolstoy's profound meditation on death and loss, but he pressed on regardless, apparently refusing to be distracted by the parallel of literature and life. In Carson's shimmering prose, these two transcendent works are presented in their most faithful rendering in English. Unlike so many previous translations that have tried to smooth out Tolstoy's rough edges, Carson presents a translation that captures the verisimilitude and psychological realism of the original Russian text.

Death Of Ivan Ilyich

Death Of Ivan Ilyich

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2013

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Death Of Ivan Ilych

Death Of Ivan Ilych

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9th September 1828 - 20th November 1910) was born into a well known Russian family of nobility who was brought up by relatives following his parents death when he was very young. Described by his teachers at university as "e;unable and unwilling to learn"e; he abandoned all formal education and after running up gambling debts joined the army with his older brother. Here he started writing and had a moral and spiritual awakening that transformed him from the privileged aristocrat to a social reformer leading the life of an ascetic peasant. Later still, his interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus made him a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His writings on non violence were to have a profound impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King. "e;The Death of Ivan Ilych"e; is a masterpiece on death and dying. The principal character, a judge in St Petersburg, is described as "e;an intelligent, polished, lively, and agreeable man."e; His life is good and there is no place for him to face his own mortality but after a minor health problem, he has to face his death and inevitably his life. Tolstoy is widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time and in reading this compelling and powerful book it is clear why.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2013

Widely considered one of the best novels ever written, Anna Karenina is the tragic story of the aristocratic Annas doomed affair with the wealthy Count Vronsky. Reflecting Russian morals of the time, as well as Tolstoys personal feelings on infidelity, Anna Karenina explores themes of passion and fidelity, the impact that social norms have on personal choice, and the ramifications of choosing a life outside of that deemed acceptable by society. Anna Karenina was first published as a serial in The Russian Messenger between 1873 and 1877, although due to Tolstoys difference of opinion with the editor of the periodical, it was not published in its complete form until the novel was released in 1877. Anna Karenina has been adapted for radio, stage, ballet, opera, and film, including the eagerly anticipated release of the 2012 movie starring actress Keira Knightley in the title role. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

A Great Iniquity

A Great Iniquity

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/07/2013

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

Towering over the other characters, Tolstoy's beautiful tragic heroine, Anna Karenina, dominates the action of the great book which bears her name. Anna is sensitive, generous, warm-hearted and intelligent, but all her virtues count for nothing when she is overcome by passionate love for Count Vronsky. Handsome and sensual, Vronsky is everything Anna's dry, legalistic husband is not. Their love, which flouts the rigid laws of marriage, proves disastrous. Russian high society will not forgive their breach of convention and ultimately, ostracised and humiliated, Anna seeks only oblivion. 1. THE FIRST MEETING. Going to Moscow to help to save her brother Stiva's marriage, Anna travels in the same compartment as Countess Vronsky and so meets her son, the dashing Count Vronsky. When a railway worker is run over by a train, Vronsky gives his widow 200 roubles. This strengthens the impression he has made on Anna. On seeing on her sister-in-law, Dolly, Anne argues her to forgive Stiva's infidelity. Peace is restored in the household, but Anna decides to return to her husband and son in Petersburg immediately, afraid of the attraction she feel for Vronsky. 2. FIGHTING LOVE. On the train back to Petersburg, Anna discovers that Vronsky has followed her. She tries to put him off but her efforts are in vain, as he can read the love in her eyes. Arriving at the station, Anna is met by her sarcastic husband Karenin, who snubs Vronsky. Soon Anna and Vronsky are the subject of malicious gossip in upper-class circles. Anna tries to suppress her feelings for Vronsky, but at a meeting in the house of the socialite Princess Betsy, his passion for her becomes so obvious that all the rumours are redoubled. Only Karenin prefers not to see. 3. CONSEQUENCES. Karenin warns Anna against embarking on an affair with Vronsky, but she mocks him and their marriage becomes even more of a sham. After holding out for a year, Anna takes Vronsky as her lover. When she becomes pregnant, Vronsky insists that Karenin is informed and a divorce sought. Anna is reluctant, she fears that she will lose her son, Seriozha, but Vronsky does not understand her worries. 4. AT DEATH'S DOOR. Karenin buries himself in work and becomes cold and unfeeling towards Seriozha. When he asks Anna to behave with propriety in public, she breaks down and confirms his worst fears. In giving birth to Vronsky's daughter, Anna become ill with puerperal fever. Karenin hurries back from Moscow to find her delirious. Overwhelmed by grief, he forgives her completely. Vronsky is overcome with self-disgust and the realisation that if Anna lives, he should not come between her and her forgiving husband. Despairing, he shoots himself. 5. LOVERS ABROAD. After several days hovering between life and death Vronsky recovers. He accepts a posting to Tashkent but, hearing that Karenin has agreed to a divorce, he decides to see Anna one last time. The reunion overwhelms them both. They leave for Italy at once, Vronsky resigning his commission and Anna abandoning plans for divorce. After a spell of intense happiness, the couple begin to suffer the consequences of their flight: no Russian will meet them and Vronsky becomes bored with the lack of social life. On their return to Petersburg, Anna finds that few of her former friends will call on her. Determined to see Seriozha, she steals into Karenin's house early in the morning of his birthday. Their joyful reunion is interrupted by Karenin and Anna has to leave without even seeing Seriozha unwrap her presents. 6. A DEBT REPAID. Deeply affected by her brief meeting with Seriozha, Anna turns on Vronsky, telling him everything is his fault. He manages to calm her and, reconciled, they leave for his country estate. Dolly, remembering past kindness, visits Anna and Vronsky, although most people shun them. Vronsky begs Dolly to ask Karenin to agree to a divorce again. Her husband, Stiva, visits Karenin on Anna's behalf but Karenin has forgotten his earlier forgiveness and refuses a divorce. 7. LOVE'S DEMISE. Trapped in Vronsky's Moscow flat while he is out seeing his friends on his own, Anna becomes morbidly jealous. She decides that they would be better off in the country and orders their things packed. But when Vronsky returns, he says he cannot leave right away. This provokes their worst quarrel yet. Anna then reads a telegram from Stiva announcing Karenin's refusal to divorce. Anna begins to toy with the idea of committing suicide. 8. DEATH OF A HEROINE. Having convinced herself that Vronsky loves another woman, Anna leaves a message saying she has gone to bed with a headache, hoping that he will come and see her anyway. He does not and the next morning they argue again. Vronsky goes to see his mother. Anna follows him to the station but finds his train has already left. She grows frantic. And, recalling the death of the railway worker on the day she met Vronsky, throws herself under a train. 9. TO WAR. Grief- stricken, Vronsky decides to join a volunteers' force to fight the Turks in Serbia. Waiting at the station, where his mother relates her version of her story, he determines to seek death on the battlefield

War & Peace - Part 1

War & Peace - Part 1

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

Tolstoy's epic novel, War and Peace, deals with some of the most momentous events of 19th-century Europe, reaching a climax in the French invasion of Russia. However, although war and rumours of it cast a shadow over all the characters' lives, the chief concern of the author was the private emotions and actions of the Russian nobility. In the early part of the story, Pierre Bezuhov, the self-tormenting hero, searches for a meaning to life but finds it empty, whilst for Natasha Rostov, life and love hold endless promise. 1. ANNA'S SOIREE. Anna Pavlovna Scherer, a lady at court, greets Prince Vassily Kuragin with a tirade against Napoleon. Prince Vassily, however, is more interested in finding a post for his son Ippolit. Anna suggests marrying Anatole, Prince Vassily's other son, to Princess Marya Bolkonsky, an heiress. Soon after, Anna holds a soiree, at which Pierre Bezuhov, illegitimate son of a wealthy count, arrives from Europe. Pierre makes a bad impression with his defence of Napoleon, but Prince Andrey Bolkonsky comes to his rescue. 2. SINGLE MEN. Pierre tells Andrey that he does not know what to do with his life. He is not drawn to the usual professions, but is increasingly disgusted by his dissolute life in the company of Anatole Kuragin, with whom he is staying. Andrey warns him against marriage. Pierre is tempted into another night of debauchery. Princess Anna Mihalovna Drubetskoy visits the family of Count Rostov in Moscow, and they gossip about old Count Bezuhov and the shameless escapades of Pierre. 3. DEATH AND MARRIAGE. Pierre attends the Rostovs' ball and dances with their 13-year-old daughter, Natasha, who is childishly thrilled by the whole event. Count Bezuhov dies from a stroke and leaves Pierre his fortune. Everyone now discovers how charming Pierre is and Anna Pavlovna invites him to meet Ellen Kuragin. This alarms him, but he eventually finds himself marrying her. Prince Vassily takes Anatole to propose to Princess Marya. 4. THWARTED PLANS. When Anatole sees plain Princess Marya, he regards engagement to her as a joke, but he is attracted to Mademoiselle Bourienne, Marya's French companion. While walking in the garden, pondering the outcome of a union with Anatole, Marya sees him embracing her friend Amelie Bourienne. Stunned, she later declares to her father and to Prince Vassily that she never wants to marry, delighting her father who saw straight through Anatole's shallow nature, and disappointing the Prince. 5. LOVE AND DESPAIR. Young Nikolay Rostov, with his friend Denisov, returns home from his regiment to a hero's welcome. Sonya, Nikolay's impoverished 16-year-old cousin, is in love with him and he is flattered. Natasha tells her brother Nikolay that Sonya wants him to consider himself free of any ties to her, but he prevaricates. His father gives a dinner at the English Club, at which Pierre is present. Pierre is depressed, having heard rumours of his wife's infidelity with Dolohov a dashing officer. Dolohov insults Pierre and is challenged to a duel. Next morning, they fight with pistols and Pierre wounds Dolohov, who misses with his shot. 6. SEPARATION. Pierre returns home in confusion and passes a terrible night in his study. The next morning, when his wife berates him for fighting Dolohov, his temper snaps and he smashes a slab of marble onto the floor. Ellen flees, screaming. A week later, accepting that his marriage is over, Pierre makes over most of his property to Ellen and leaves for Petersburg. At the Bolkonskys' estate, news comes that Prince Andrey is missing, perhaps dead, after the Battle of Austerlitz. The old prince is cast into despair and fears for the worst but Princess Marya persuades him not to tell Liza, Andrey's wife, who is heavily pregnant. Liza goes into a long and difficult labour and, that same evening, Andrey returns unexpectedly at the same time as the doctor. 7. A MEETING. Liza dies giving birth to a son. Meanwhile, Pierre, on the road to Petersburg, stops at a resting station. He is oppressed by the futility of his life but can see no way out. While he is brooding, another traveller approaches him. The stranger recognizes that Pierre is troubled and offers to help him. Realizing that the man, Osip Alexyevitch, is a Mason, Pierre is sceptical, but is impressed by his fellowship. The old man gives him a contact in Petersburg and warns him not to return to his old ways. 8. LOVE'S ROUGH PATHS. Natasha, a debutante, goes to a ball in Petersburg where her beauty impresses everybody. She sees Pierre Bezuhov speaking to Prince Andrey, a handsome officer. She dances repeatedly with Andrey and they rapidly fall in love. They become engaged, although old Prince Bolkonsky insists on Andrey waiting a year before he can marry. Andrey goes abroad for his health, leaving Natasha depressed at home. Nikolay loves the penniless Sonya and wants to marry her, but his parents, now also impoverished, want him to marry an heiress. Nikolay returns to his regiment, leaving Sonya alone to face the hostility, and the Rostovs go to Moscow

War & Peace - Part 2

War & Peace - Part 2

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

In the second half of Tolstoy's masterly novel War and Peace, Napoleon's dramatic military invasion of Russia seems to overwhelm the private lives of all the characters. But it is precisely these private lives which in the end survive the clash of armies and emperors. Tolstoy sets out to show that however momentous the events of history, it is the finer details of day-to-day existence, encompassing joys, sorrows and surprises, that engage and fascinate the reader and provide the book's narrative power. 1. DISILLUSIONMENT. When his Freemason mentor dies, Pierre reverts to his old ways. In Moscow, he is welcomed as a generous, kind eccentric, but he still feels life is futile. At the opera, the beauty of Natasha and Sonya attracts much attention. Pierre is pleased to meet Natasha there but she is taken with the dashing Anatole Kuragin. He, in turn, is struck by her beauty and he charms her with his conversation. Later, he tells his friend Dolohov of his desire for her. Dolohov, who knows Anatole is secretly married already, warns him off. 2. DANGEROUS LIAISON. At a ball given by Ellen Bezuhov, Anatole dances with Natasha and says he loves her. Natasha returns home bewildered, unable to choose between Andrey and Anatole. She tells Sonya, who is horrified, then breaks off her engagement to Andrey. After long hesitation, Sonya decides to inform others in the family and Pierre is summoned. Stunned, he hears the news about Natasha, whom he secretly adores. 3. REPENTANCE TOO LATE. Pierre tells Natasha that she cannot marry Anatole and confirms that he is married already. After delivering his message, Pierre goes to Ellen's house. Anatole is there and Pierre castigates him for his immoral behaviour. Anatole swiftly leaves Moscow. Meanwhile, Natasha tries to poison herself but is unsuccessful. Pierre calls on Prince Andrey, who has recently returned to Russia, and is surprised to find him icily cold about Natasha, whose letters he wishes to return. Natasha is overcome with remorse at her actions and is touched by Pierre's friendship. As Pierre later drives exaltedly through Moscow, he looks at the night sky and there sees a bright comet. To him, it seems a joyful rather than ominous portent for the year 1812. 4. INVASION. As the French invade Russia, rumours fill Moscow. Nearby, at Borodino, the Russian and French armies engage and both sides suffer appalling losses. Among the seriously wounded is Prince Andrey. He is taken to a hospital tent and operated on. Later, as he comes round, he recalls the happiest moment of his early life. He recognizes Anatole Kuragin as the man next to him who is having his leg amputated. Remembering Natasha, a wave of tenderness for all humanity sweeps over Andrey. Outside, the terrible battle grinds on, while in distant Petersburg. Ellen is concerned only with getting a divorce from Pierre, whom she thinks still loves her. 5. REUNION. In Moscow, the Rostovs pack hurriedly in preparation for fleeing the city. Among the train of evacuees, Sonya notices a carriage carrying the wounded Prince Andrey, but she agrees with Countess Rostov not to tell Natasha. The Rostov family leaves and Moscow is abandoned to the invading French army - and to the fire which breaks out and destroys most of the city. On their first night, Natasha learns that Andrey is nearby and slips out to his quarters. There she is reconciled with him and takes over nursing him, helped by Sonya. Far to the north, Ellen Bezuhov becomes mysteriously ill and dies suddenly from an overdose of the drugs prescribed to her. 6. LOVE AMID WAR. Nikolay Rostov is sent to Voronezh to find new horses for his regiment and so misses the worst of the fighting. There, he sees Princess Marya, grieving because she fears her brother is dead. Nikolay, impressed by her spiritual air, reassures her and begins to regret his engagement to the penniless Sonya. Soon after, he receives a letter from her, releasing him from his promise to marry her. His mother also sends news of Andrey, which he passes on to Marya. He escorts her towards Yaroslavl and wins her affection. At Yaroslavl, Marya meets Natasha again. 7. A HERO'S DEATH. Marya and Natasha are united in their shared grief. They enter the room where Prince Andrey is dying. Marya is oppressed by the cold, hostile way he greets them, unaware that it is a form of religious calm caused by the knowledge that he is dying. His last hours pass peacefully and his death touches them all, but for differing reasons. Marya and Natasha weep in awe at the mystery of death. 8. LOVE DECLARED. In Moscow, Pierre calls on Princess Marya. In the low-lit room, Pierre fails to recognize her companion as Natasha, so changed is she by her experiences. At dinner, they agree that the war has transformed their lives for the better. After Pierre leaves, Natasha and Marya realize why Andrey was so fond of him. Pierre decides, that same night, that he must marry Natasha. The next evening, he calls again on Marya, and pours out his heart to her. She advises him to go to Petersburg and leave matters to her. Natasha, understanding his intentions, is overjoyed

Tolstoy on Shakespeare

Tolstoy on Shakespeare

Author: Leo Tolstoy, V Tchertkoff, Ernest Crosby Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2013

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

Tolstoy himself, somewhat enigmatically, said of War and Peace that it was "e;not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle."e; Large sections of the work, especially in the later chapters, are philosophical discussion rather than narrative.He went on to elaborate that the best Russian literature does not conform to standard norms. Tolstoy regarded Anna Karenina as the first of his novels.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

Tolstoy's style in Anna Karenina is considered by many critics to be transitional, forming a bridge between the realist and modernist novel. The novel is narrated from a third-person-omniscient perspective, shifting the narrator's attention to several major characters, though most frequently focusing on the opposing lifestyles and attitudes of its central protagonists of Anna and Levin. As such, each of the novel's eight sections contains internal variations in tone: it assumes a relaxed voice when following Stepan Oblonsky's thoughts and actions and a much more tense voice when describing Levin's social encounters. Much of the novel's seventh section depicts Anna's thoughts fluidly, following each one of her ruminations and free associations with its immediate successor. This groundbreaking use of stream-of-consciousness would be utilised by such later authors as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and William Faulkner.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2013

Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2013

The Kreutzer Sonata is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, named after Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. The work is an argument for the ideal of sexual abstinence and an in-depth first-person description of jealous rage. The main character, Pozdnyshev, relates the events leading up to his killing his wife; in his analysis, the root cause for the deed were the "e;animal excesses"e; and "e;swinish connection"e; governing the relation between the sexes. During a train ride, Pozdnyshev overhears a conversation concerning marriage, divorce and love. When a woman argues that marriage should not be arranged but based on true love, he asks "e;what is love?"e; and points out that, if understood as an exclusive preference for one person, it often passes quickly. Convention dictates that two married people stay together, and initial love can quickly turn into hatred. After he meets and marries his wife, periods of passionate love and vicious fights alternate. The work was banned in Russia and the US by the censors.

Anna Karenina - The Annotated & Unabridged Maude Translation

Anna Karenina - The Annotated & Unabridged Maude Translation

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 24/12/2012

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Anna Karenina - The Annotated & Unabridged Maude Translation"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first real novel and Dostoevsky declared it to be "e;flawless as a work of art"e;. His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "e;the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style"e;, and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "e;the best ever written"e;. The novel is currently enjoying enormous popularity, as demonstrated by a recent poll of 125 contemporary authors by J. Peder Zane, published in 2007 in The Top Ten, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "e;greatest novel ever written"e;.Plot: A bachelor, Vronsky is willing to marry her if she would agree to leave her husband Karenin, a government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, her own insecurities and Karenin's indecision. Although Vronsky eventually takes Anna to Europe where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky's reassurances she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity.About the Maude translation: the translation by Aylmer Maude (1858-1938) and Louise Shanks Maude (1855-1939) is highly considered by scholars. This unabridged and annotated translation from the original russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude was originally published in 1918. The Maudes are classical translators of Leo Tolstoy who worked directly with the author and gained his personal endorsement.

Anna Karenina - 2 Classic Unabridged Translations in one eBook (Garnett and Maude translations)

Anna Karenina - 2 Classic Unabridged Translations in one eBook (Garnett and Maude translations)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 24/12/2012

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Anna Karenina - 2 Classic Unabridged Translations in one eBook (Garnett and Maude translations)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first real novel and Dostoevsky declared it to be "e;flawless as a work of art"e;. His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "e;the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style"e;, and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "e;the best ever written"e;. The novel is currently enjoying enormous popularity, as demonstrated by a recent poll of 125 contemporary authors by J. Peder Zane, published in 2007 in The Top Ten, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "e;greatest novel ever written"e;.Plot: A bachelor, Vronsky is willing to marry her if she would agree to leave her husband Karenin, a government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, her own insecurities and Karenin's indecision. Although Vronsky eventually takes Anna to Europe where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky's reassurances she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity.About the Garnett translation: Constance Garnett's translation of Anna Karenina is still among the best. Some scholars feel that her language is closer to the 19th-century sense of the original. Garnett translated seventy volumes of Russian prose for publication, including all of Dostoyevsky's novels. A friend of Garnett's, D. H. Lawrence, was in awe of her matter-of-fact endurance, recalling her "e;sitting out in the garden turning out reams of her marvelous translations from the Russian. She would finish a page, and throw it off on a pile on the floor without looking up, and start a new page. That pile would be this high--really, almost up to her knees, and all magical."e;About the Maude translation: the translation by Aylmer Maude (1858-1938) and Louise Shanks Maude (1855-1939) is highly considered by scholars. This unabridged and annotated translation from the original russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude was originally published in 1918. The Maudes are classical translators of Leo Tolstoy who worked directly with the author and gained his personal endorsement.

Anna Karenina (Maude Translation, Unabridged and Annotated)

Anna Karenina (Maude Translation, Unabridged and Annotated)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 24/12/2012

Widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first real novel and Dostoevsky declared it to be "e;flawless as a work of art"e;. His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "e;the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style"e;, and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "e;the best ever written"e;. The novel is currently enjoying enormous popularity, as demonstrated by a recent poll of 125 contemporary authors by J. Peder Zane, published in 2007 in The Top Ten, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "e;greatest novel ever written"e;.Plot: A bachelor, Vronsky is willing to marry her if she would agree to leave her husband Karenin, a government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, her own insecurities and Karenin's indecision. Although Vronsky eventually takes Anna to Europe where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky's reassurances she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity.About the Maude translation: the translation by Aylmer Maude (1858-1938) and Louise Shanks Maude (1855-1939) is highly considered by scholars. This unabridged and annotated translation from the original russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude was originally published in 1918. The Maudes are classical translators of Leo Tolstoy who worked directly with the author and gained his personal endorsement.

War and Peace (Maude translation)

War and Peace (Maude translation)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2012

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina.This complete english version translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude was originally published in 1922. It includes all 15 books + the first and second epilogue. The Maudes are classical translators of Leo Tolstoy who worked directly with the author and gained his personal endorsement.This e-book is carefully crafted and contains a detailed table of contents.

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2012

This poignant study of spiritual regeneration recounts the sins of a Russian nobleman, Prince Dmitri Ivanovich Nekhlyudov, and his attempts in later life to redress his transgressions. Tolstoy conducts readers on a harrowing voyage through Russia's corrupt courts and foul prisons that culminates in a ruthless march to Siberia. A powerful depiction of the injustices of the legal system, the novel assails the vices of petty officialdom and the hypocrisy of organized religion.Today Resurrection is less widely known and honored than the author's earlier works, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, but the story was an immense success upon its serial publication in 1899. A panoramic view of Russian social life at the end of the nineteenth century, this darkly compelling tale offers a vivid portrait of the conflict between wealthy aristocrats and starving peasants that erupted into the 1917 revolution.

The Kreutzer Sonata A Play in Four Acts

The Kreutzer Sonata A Play in Four Acts

Author: Leo Tolstoy, Fernand Noziere Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2012

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

Hadji Murat

Hadji Murat

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2012

The Death Of Ivan Ilyich

The Death Of Ivan Ilyich

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2012

Modern Library Collection Essential Russian Novels 4-Book Bundle

Modern Library Collection Essential Russian Novels 4-Book Bundle

Author: Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2012

The enduring genius of Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky shines through in this special eBook collection that includes four classic Russian novelseach one recognized as a masterpiece of world literature. ANNA KARENINA ';One of the greatest love stories in world literature.'Vladimir Nabokov Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The rich and complex story charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT ';Crime and Punishment has upon most readers an impact as immediate and obvious and full as the news of murder next door.'R. P. Blackmur The story of the murder committed by Raskolnikov and his guilt and atonement, Dostoevsky's brilliant novel is without doubt the most gripping and illuminating account ever written of a crime of repugnance and despair and the consequences that inevitably arise from it. THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV ';The Brothers Karamazov stands as the culmination of Dostoevsky's art.'The Washington Post Book World Dostoevsky's crowning achievement is a tale of patricide and family rivalry that embodies the moral and spiritual dissolution of an entire society. To Dostoevsky, it captured the quintessence of Russian character in all its exaltation, compassion, and profligacy. WAR AND PEACE ';There remains the greatest of all novelistsfor what else can we call the author of War and Peace?'Virginia Woolf Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicleall of them fully realized and equally memorable.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2012

Sensual, rebellious Anna falls deeply and passionately in love with the handsome Count Vronsky. When she refuses to conduct the discreet affair that her cold, ambitious husband-and Russian high society-would condone, she is doomed. Set against the tragic love of Anna and Vronsky, the plight of the melancholy nobleman Konstantine Levin unfolds. In doubt about the meaning of life-a mirror of Tolstoy's own spiritual crisis-Konstantine is haunted by thoughts of suicide. Through these and other characters, Tolstoy weaves a vast and rich tapestry of nineteenth-century Russian society. A magnificent drama of vengeance, infidelity, and retribution, Anna Karenina tells the story of two characters whose emotional instincts conflict with the dominant social mores of their time. Artwork (c) 2012 Focus Features LLC. All rights reserved.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/07/2012

Tolstoy's story of one woman's fate is brought powerfully to life in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation starring Teresa Gallagher and Toby Stephens. Anna Karenina enjoys a privileged and aristrocratic lifestyle as the wife of influential government official Alexy Karenin. Yet their ten-year marriage is devoid of tenderness, and when Anna falls in love with the handsome Count Vronsky they embark upon a deep and passionate affair...Reflecting the social conditions of the era in which it was written, Tolstoy's masterpiece sets a doomed love story against a harsh and unforgiving backdrop.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2012

Widely considered one of the best novels ever written, Anna Karenina is the tragic story of the aristocratic Annas doomed affair with the wealthy Count Vronsky. Reflecting Russian morals of the time, as well as Tolstoys personal feelings on infidelity, Anna Karenina explores themes of passion and fidelity, the impact that social norms have on personal choice, and the ramifications of choosing a life outside of that deemed acceptable by society.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Anna Karenina - The Unabridged Garnett Translation

Anna Karenina - The Unabridged Garnett Translation

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2012

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Anna Karenina - The Unabridged Garnett Translation"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first real novel and Dostoevsky declared it to be "e;flawless as a work of art"e;. His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "e;the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style"e;, and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "e;the best ever written"e;. The novel is currently enjoying enormous popularity, as demonstrated by a recent poll of 125 contemporary authors by J. Peder Zane, published in 2007 in The Top Ten, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "e;greatest novel ever written"e;.A bachelor, Vronsky is willing to marry her if she would agree to leave her husband Karenin, a government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, her own insecurities and Karenin's indecision. Although Vronsky eventually takes Anna to Europe where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky's reassurances she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity.About the Garnett translation: Constance Garnett's translation of Anna Karenina is still among the best. Some scholars feel that her language is closer to the 19th-century sense of the original. Garnett translated seventy volumes of Russian prose for publication, including all of Dostoyevsky's novels. A friend of Garnett's, D. H. Lawrence, was in awe of her matter-of-fact endurance, recalling her "e;sitting out in the garden turning out reams of her marvelous translations from the Russian. She would finish a page, and throw it off on a pile on the floor without looking up, and start a new page. That pile would be this high--really, almost up to her knees, and all magical."e;

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2012

Widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first real novel and Dostoevsky declared it to be "e;flawless as a work of art"e;. His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "e;the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style"e;, and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "e;the best ever written"e;. The novel is currently enjoying enormous popularity, as demonstrated by a recent poll of 125 contemporary authors by J. Peder Zane, published in 2007 in The Top Ten, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "e;greatest novel ever written"e;.Plot:A bachelor, Vronsky is willing to marry her if she would agree to leave her husband Karenin, a government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, her own insecurities and Karenin's indecision. Although Vronsky eventually takes Anna to Europe where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious,while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky's reassurances she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity.About Constance Garnett: the classical translator of great Russian literature:Constance Garnett's translation of Anna Karenina is still among the best. Some scholars feel that her language is closer to the 19th-century sense of the original. Garnett translated seventy volumes of Russian prose for publication, including all of Dostoyevsky's novels. A friend of Garnett's, D. H. Lawrence, was in awe of her matter-of-fact endurance, recalling her "e;sitting out in the garden turning out reams of her marvelous translations from the Russian. She would finish a page, and throw it off on a pile on the floor without looking up, and start a new page. That pile would be this high--really, almost up to her knees, and all magical."e;

Kreutzer Sonata

Kreutzer Sonata

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Renowned Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy was never one to shy away from complex or unpopular ideas. In the title story of this exquisite collection, named for one of Beethoven's most intricate works, Tolstoy crafts a tale of murder and jealousy, using it to explore the morality of romantic love. Fans of classic literature will not be disappointed.

War and Peace - Voina I Mir

War and Peace - Voina I Mir

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/05/2012

War and Peace - Voina I Mir

War and Peace - Voina I Mir

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/05/2012

Level 6: Anna Karenina Book and MP3 Pack

Level 6: Anna Karenina Book and MP3 Pack

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/04/2012

Classic / British English Anna Karenina, one of world literature's greatest novels, tells the story of a beautiful young woman who is unhappily married to a man much older than herself. When she falls in love with a handsome young soldier, life suddenly seems wonderful. But real happiness is not so easily found ... Book and MP3 pack.

Confession

Confession

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2012

Despite having written War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy, at the age of 51, looked back on his life and considered it a meaningless, regrettable failure. A Confession provides insight into the great Russian writer's movement from the pursuit of aesthetic ideals toward matters of religious and philosophical consequence.Authentic and genuinely moving, this memoir of midlife spiritual crisis was first distributed in 1872 and marked a turning point in the author's career as a writer: in subsequent years, Tolstoy would write almost exclusively about religious life, especially devotion among the peasantry.Generations of readers have been inspired by this heartfelt reexamination of Christian orthodoxy and subsequent spiritual awakening. Ranked among the best books on the subject, this timeless work is for anyone who has ever worried about the fleeting nature of life and speculated about the value of existence.

Hadji Murad

Hadji Murad

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2012

Tolstoy's novella blends fiction and historical fact to portray a legendary Avar chieftain who switched sides in the nineteenth-century Russo-Caucasian war. Inspired by the author's military service, Hadji Murád offers riveting views of warfare and treason, murder and vengeance, and behind-the-scenes political plotting. An uncharacteristically brief story by the creator of War and Peace, it voices Tolstoy's pacifist beliefs. This novella also provides a compelling depiction of the Caucasus, a mountainous territory between the Black Sea and the Caspian, prized for its strategic location and natural resources. Located at the crossroads of three empires — Turkey, Persia, and Russia — the region has long struggled with incursions by its neighbors and remains a troubled corner of the world to this day. Tolstoy's realistic pictures of life in a war zone raise enduringly relevant issues of life and death.

Family Happiness and Other Stories

Family Happiness and Other Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2012

Although best known for War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy did not confine his literary talents to voluminous works. He was also a master of the short story and the long story — the particularly Russian form known as povest'. Each of the tales in this collection exhibits the rich detail, vivid narration, and startling truths that characterize Tolstoy's famous novels.Two unusual, intriguing short stores — "e;Three Deaths"e; and "e;The Three Hermits"e; — appear here, along with four powerful long stories: "e;Family Happiness,"e; "e;The Devil,"e; "e;Father Sergius,"e; and "e;Master and Man."e; "e;Family Happiness,"e; the first story in this compilation, features a Tolstoyan theme that recurs both here and elsewhere in the author's writings: "e;The only certain happiness in life is to live for others."e; Written over a period of 40 years or more, these works display the author's evolving perspectives on love, marriage, art, politics, and patriotism. They offer an eclectic introduction to the great Russian writer's fiction as well as a feast for those already acquainted with the pleasures of reading Tolstoy.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2012

A beautiful society wife from St. Petersburg, determined to live life on her own terms, sacrifices everything to follow her conviction that love is stronger than duty. A socially inept but warmhearted landowner pursues his own visions instead of conforming to conventional views. The adulteress and the philosopher head the vibrant cast of characters in Anna Karenina, Tolstoy's tumultuous tale of passion and self-discovery. This novel marks a turning point in the author's career, the juncture at which he turned from fiction toward faith. Set against a backdrop of the historic social changes that swept Russia during the late nineteenth century, it reflects Tolstoy's own personal and psychological transformation. Two worlds collide in the course of this epochal story: that of the old-time aristocrats, who struggle to uphold their traditions of serfdom and authoritarian government, and that of the Westernizing liberals, who promote technology, rationalism, and democracy. This cultural clash unfolds in a compelling, emotional drama of seduction, betrayal, and redemption.

Kreutzer Sonata and Other Short Stories

Kreutzer Sonata and Other Short Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 29/02/2012

One of the world's greatest novelists, Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) also wrote numerous excellent short stories, three of which are contained in this volume. "e;The Kreutzer Sonata"e; (1891) is a penetrating study of jealousy as well as a splenetic complaint about the way in which society educates young men and women in matters of sex. In "e;The Death of Ivan Ilych"e; (1886), a symbolic Everyman discovers the inner light of faith and love only when confronted by death. "e;How Much Land Does a Man Need?"e; (1886) is a simple, didactic story of peasant life, written by Tolstoy in the wake of a spiritual crisis. All three tales offer readers a splendid introduction to Tolstoy's work as well as the focused delights of the short story form brought to a pinnacle in the hands of a master.

War And Peace

War And Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2012

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth

Childhood, Boyhood, Youth

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2012

Leo Tolstoy began his trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, in his early twenties. Although he would in his old age famously dismiss it as an 'awkward mixture of fact and fiction', generations of readers have not agreed, finding the novel to be a charming and insightful portrait of inner growth against the background of a world limned with extraordinary clarity, grace and colour. Evident too in its brilliant account of a young person's emerging awareness of the world and of his place within it are many of the stances, techniques and themes that would come to full flower in the immortal War and Peace and Anna Karenina, and in the other great works of Tolstoy's maturity.

Kreutzer Sonata

Kreutzer Sonata

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2012

One of the world's greatest novelists, Leo Tolstoy was also the author of a number of superb short stories, one of his best-known being "e;The Kreutzer Sonata."e; This macabre story involves the murder of a wife by her husband. It is a penetrating study of jealousy as well as a piercing complaint about the way in which society educates men and women in matters of sex-a serious condemnation of the mores and attitudes of the wealthy, educated class.

Anna Karenina (dual-language Book)

Anna Karenina (dual-language Book)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2011

Anna Karenina (dual-language Book)

Anna Karenina (dual-language Book)

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2011

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2011

The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi, Vol.17

The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi, Vol.17

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2011

The Kingdom of God is Within You

The Kingdom of God is Within You

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2011

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/05/2011

Resurrection

Resurrection

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Tolstoy's last major work, the novel Resurrection, offers a probing critique of the social institutions and mores that resulted in so much injustice in the author's era. The protagonist, the well-born Dmitri Ivanovich Nekhlyudov, repents for contributing to the wrongful conviction and exile of an innocent chambermaid. In his quest to set things right, he finds out that virtually everything he has believed about the world around him has turned out to be untrue.

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/04/2011

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/04/2011

The Kingdom of God is Within You

The Kingdom of God is Within You

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2011

Father Sergius

Father Sergius

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2011

A young man of great affluence and potential is set to be wed, but on the night before the ceremony, he discovers that his wife-to-be has betrayed him. He commits himself to a religious life in order to recover from the profound shock, but despite an ever-increasing reputation for holiness and piety, Father Sergius remains racked by doubt and unhappiness throughout his life. Will he ever find true enlightenment and freedom from his past?

Master and Man

Master and Man

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2011

This short story from renowned Russian author Leo Tolstoy takes on an almost fable-like quality in its stark simplicity and moral truth. A wealthy man's greed and avarice lead him to treat his servant in a spectacularly cruel manner. Will he continue with his evil ways, or will he have a change of heart before it's too late?

Forged Coupon

Forged Coupon

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2011

Sometimes even the smallest and most seemingly trivial actions can have the most disastrous consequences. That's the idea that Russian literary master Leo Tolstoy explores in depth in the title tale in this collection, "e;The Forged Coupon."e; This anthology brings together some of Tolstoy's finest short stories and novellas, and it is sure to please long-time fans of his work or new readers looking for an accessible entry point from which to begin exploring Tolstoy's fiction.

The Gospel in Brief The Life of Jesus

The Gospel in Brief The Life of Jesus

Author: Leo Tolstoy, Dustin Condren Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2011

The Gospel in Brief lives at the center of Leo Tolstoy's thinking about the meaning of life. ... Beautifully translated by Dustin Condren. ... Although little known, this book remains hugely important. --Jay Parini, author of The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Last Year The most celebrated novelist of all time, the author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace, retells the greatest story ever told, integrating the four Gospels into a single twelve-chapter narrative of the life of Jesus. Based on his study of early Christian texts, Leo Tolstoy's remarkable The Gospel in Brief-virtually unknown to English readers until this landmark new translation by Dustin Condren-makes accessible the powerful, mystical truth of Jesus's spiritual teaching, stripped of artificial church doctrine. If you are not acquainted with The Gospel in Brief, wrote the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose life was profoundly influenced by it, then you cannot imagine what an effect it can have upon a person. A fresh translation destined to introduce a new generation to a fuller understanding of Tolstoy's mind. --Kirkus Reviews Dustin Condren captures, in this fresh idiomatic translation, the dazzlingly audacious achievement of The Gospel in Brief, Tolstoy's daring synthesis the New Testament accounts of Jesus. --Edward E. Ericson, Jr., editor of The Solzhenitsyn Reader Newly translated by Dustin Condren, Tolstoy's Gospel in Brief offers us a Jesus stripped of the overlay of Christian dogma and ancient metaphysics: his Jesus confronts readers with a real challenge and a call to change their lives. --George Pattison, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford, and canon of Christ Church Cathedral

Anna Karenina Stage Version

Anna Karenina Stage Version

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2011

Anna is beautiful and admired but empty - until a chance meeting throws her into emotional turmoil and a scandalous affair. Contrasting with this tale of destructive love is the story of Levin, an idealistic man striving to find meaning in life - and a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself. Originally produced by Shared Experience, winning the Time Out Award for Outstanding Theatrical Event of 1992. This edition was published alongside a revival of the play at the Arcola Theatre, London, in 2011.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/01/2011

The Devil

The Devil

Author: Leo Tolstoy, Aylmer Maude, Louise Maude Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2011

What to Do?

What to Do?

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2011

Today, Leo Graf Tolstoy is regarded as one of world's foremost masters of prose. In his lifetime, he was responsible for creating such works of genius as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In addition to his keen insight into the small details of family life, Tolstoy had a penetrating perspective on the sweeping social trends facing Russia and the world at large. Both themes are explored at length in What to Do?

Awakening

Awakening

Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2011

This masterful novel is a religious fable of sorts, written by the gifted Russian author Leo Tolstoy as a means of shedding light on the hypocrisy inherent in many aspects of organized religion in the nineteenth century. The book follows the plight of Russian aristocrat Dmitri Ivanovich Nekhlyudov as he seeks absolution -- both in the church and in his own psyche -- for a sin he committed years earlier.