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The Very Best Of Leo Tolstoy: Short Stories

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Leo Tolstoy is considered as a master of realistic fiction. His two great works, ‘war and peace’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ are regarded as the finest novels of all times.Tolstoy had a unique ability to observe the smallest changes of consciousness and to record the slightest movements of the body which reflected through his writings as well. Those who visited Tolstoy as an old man also reported feelings of great discomfort when he appeared to understand their unspoken thoughts. People started believing that he had developed godlike powers. Some viewed Tolstoy as the embodiment of nature and pure vitality, others saw him as the incarnation of the world’s conscience, but for almost all who knew him or read his works, he was not just one of the greatest writers who ever lived but a living symbol of the search for life’s meaning. During his last three decades of his life, Tolstoy became famous as a moral and religious teacher. His doctrine of Non- resistance to evil had an important influence on Gandhi. This collection contains some favourite short stories including a lost opportunity, after the dance, evil allures, but God endures, ilya's and many more. Embassy books proudly presents this book as part of the Embassy classics series, which comprises of some of the finest literary works of great authors.

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Title: The Very Best Of Leo Tolstoy: Short Stories
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Embassy Books
ISBN: 9789386450180
SKU: BK0384800
EAN: 9789386450180
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Born in Russia in 1828, Leo Tolstoy grew up to become a novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright and philosopher. A master of realistic fiction he had little interest in academics when he was young. in 1851 he enlisted himself in the Russian army and served in the Crimean War (1854-1856). He records his experience in Sevastopol Stories (1855). Tolstoy produced an autobiographical novel, Childhood (1852), followed by Boyhood (1854) and Youth (1857) which earned him literary acclaim. War and Peace (1865-1869) and Anna Karenina (1875-1877) remain two of his greatest novels. in his short autobiographical story, a Confession (1882), Tolstoy reflects on his mid-life existential crisis. the Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886) and What is it to Be Done led to his excommunication from the Russian Orthodox Church in 1901 for a radical anarcho-pacifist Christian philosophy. the Kingdom of God is Within You expresses his ideas on non-violent resistance. In the last few days of his life, while his health was deteriorating, he separated from his wife and left home. He died of pneumonia at a train station in 1910, at the age of 82.

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