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Pathway of Life Teaching Love and Wisdom (1919) by Leo Tolstoy
  

Pathway of Life Teaching Love and Wisdom (1919)

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Pathway of Life Teaching Love and Wisdom (1919) by Leo Tolstoy

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 1998

Author

Leo Tolstoy

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Publisher

Kessinger Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Psychology

ISBN

9780766106611

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