Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

by Leo Tolstoy
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Overview

Noted primarily for his epic novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, acclaimed Russian author Leo Tolstoy was also a master of the short story. The five selections here include folktales, fairy tales, and other stories that have enthralled readers the world over since they were first written over a hundred years ago. This enchanting collection, complete with charming illustrations made especially for this book, will be read by your family for generations to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789380884714
Publisher: Repro Knowledgcast Ltd
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

A Russian author of novels, short stories, plays, and philosophical essays, Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was born into an aristocratic family and is best known for the epic books War and Peace and Anna Karenina, regarded as two of the greatest works of Russian literature. After serving in the Crimean War, Tolstoy retired to his estate and devoted himself to writing, farming, and raising his large family. His novels and outspoken social polemics brought him world-wide fame.

Date of Birth:

September 9, 1828

Date of Death:

November 20, 1910

Place of Birth:

Tula Province, Russia

Place of Death:

Astapovo, Russia

Education:

Privately educated by French and German tutors; attended the University of Kazan, 1844-47

Table of Contents

Introduction6
God Sees the Truth, But Waits10
How Much Land Does a Man Need?24
The Empty Drum54
The Imp and the Crust66
Three Questions74

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