Leo Tolstoy  

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Tolstoy or Dostoevsky (1960) by George Steiner

"The robbers typically attack the rich, but the governments rob mostly the poor yet support the rich, helping them in their crimes. The robbers, carrying out their business, are risking their lives; the governments risk almost nothing. The robbers do not force anyone into their gangs, the governments draft their soldiers mostly by force. The robbers divide their booty mostly equally; the governments allocate the loot unequally: who participates more in the organized fraud, gets more reward. The robbers do not intentionally corrupt people; the governments, to achieve their goals, corrupt the generations of children and adults with false religious patriotic doctrines. Most importantly, even the most brutal robber such as Stenka Razin, or Cartridge, cannot be compared with the cruelty, ruthlessness, and sophistication in tortures, with the famous for their brutality villains-rulers: Ivan the terrible, Louis XI, Elizabeths, etc., and even with current constitutional and liberal governments, with their executions, solitary prisons, disciplinary battalions, sending people away, suppressing of the riots, war atrocities."[1]--Leo Tolstoy

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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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