Leo Tolstoy  

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Tolstoy or Dostoevsky (1960) by George Steiner

"THE MOST DISTINGUISHED resenter of Shakespeare was Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, one of the unacknowledged ancestors of the School of Resentment. Here he is in "Shakespeare and the Drama" (1906), a pungent postlude to his notorious What Is Art? (1898)." --The Western Canon (1994), Harold Bloom, p.57

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Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (September 9, 1828November 20 1910) , commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writernovelist, essayist, dramatist and philosopher – as well as pacifist Christian anarchist and educational reformer. He is perhaps the most influential member of the aristocratic Tolstoy family.

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 realistic 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..

This is a list of works by Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). It is likely impossible to catalogue his complete works. From 1928 to 1958, a committee in the Soviet Union attempted to locate all Tolstoy's works. The project resulted in the publication of a ninety-volume set, bound in quarto, the man's entire bibliography.



Novels and novellas

Short stories


Philosophical works

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Pedagogical works

  • Articles from Tolstoy's journal on education, "Yasnaya Polyana" (1861-1862)

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