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Walk In The Light And Twenty-Three Tales

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Leo Tolstoy's ""Walk in the Light and Twenty-Three Tales"" contains the religious parable ""Walk in the Light While Ye Have Light"", a story set in the ancient Roman Empire which tells the story of Pamphylius and his conversion to Christianity, as well as twenty-three other short stories by the author. Those twenty-three tales include the following: God Sees the Truth, but Waits; A Prisoner in the Caucasus; The Bear-Hunt; What Men Live By; A Spark Neglected Burns the House; Two ...
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Overview

Leo Tolstoy's ""Walk in the Light and Twenty-Three Tales"" contains the religious parable ""Walk in the Light While Ye Have Light"", a story set in the ancient Roman Empire which tells the story of Pamphylius and his conversion to Christianity, as well as twenty-three other short stories by the author. Those twenty-three tales include the following: God Sees the Truth, but Waits; A Prisoner in the Caucasus; The Bear-Hunt; What Men Live By; A Spark Neglected Burns the House; Two Old Men; Where Love is, God is;
The Story of Iván the Fool; Evil Allures, but Good Endures; Little Girls Wiser Than Men; Ilyás; The Three Hermits; The Imp and the Crust; How Much Land Does a Man Need?; A Grain as Big as a Hen's Egg; The Godson; The Repentant Sinner; The Empty Drum; The Coffee House of Surat; Too Dear; Esarhaddon, King of Assyria; Work, Death and Sickness; and Three questions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420932928
  • Publisher: Neeland Media
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Leo Tolstoy
One of the great masters of the 19th-century novel, Tolstoy created a sweeping epic in War and Peace which folds together huge events in history and politics with the emotional lives of individuals. But it was his deeply spiritual outlook that made him an icon.

Biography

Count Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 on the family estate of Yasnaya Polyana, in the Tula province, where he spent most of his early years, together with his several brothers. In 1844 he entered the University of Kazan to read Oriental Languages and later Law, but left before completing a degree. He spent the following years in a round of drinking, gambling and womanizing, until weary of his idle existence he joined an artillery regiment in the Caucasus in 1851.

He took part in the Crimean war and after the defence of Sevastopol wrote The Sevastopol Sketches (1855-6), which established his literary reputation. After leaving the army in 1856 Tolstoy spent some time mixing with the literati in St Petersburg before traveling abroad and then settling at Yasnaya Polyana, where he involved himself in the running of peasant schools and the emancipation of the serfs. His marriage to Sofya Andreyevna Behrs in 1862 marked the beginning of a period of contentment centred around family life; they had thirteen children. Tolstoy managed his vast estates, continued his educational projects, cared for his peasants and wrote both his great novels, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877).

During the 1870s he underwent a spiritual crisis, the moral and religious ideas that had always dogged him coming to the fore. A Confession (1879–82) marked an outward change in his life and works; he became an extreme rationalist and moralist, and in a series of pamphlets written after 1880 he rejected church and state, indicted the demands of flesh, and denounced private property. His teachings earned him numerous followers in Russia and abroad, and also led finally to his excommunication by the Russian Holy Synod in 1901. In 1910 at the age of eighty-two he fled from home "leaving this worldly life in order to live out my last days in peace and solitude;" he died some days later at the station master's house at Astapovo.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Books LTD.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 9, 1828
    2. Place of Birth:
      Tula Province, Russia
    1. Date of Death:
      November 20, 1910
    2. Place of Death:
      Astapovo, Russia

Table of Contents

A Talk among Leisured People 3
Walk in the Light While There Is Light 8
1 God Sees the Truth, but Waits 69
2 A Prisoner in the Caucasus 78
3 The Bear-Hunt 108
4 What Men Live By 121
5 A Spark Neglected Burns the House 145
6 Two Old Men 162
7 Where Love Is, God Is 188
8 The Story of Ivan the Fool 205
9 Evil Allures, but Good Endures 239
10 Little Girls Wiser than Men 242
11 Ilyas 245
12 The Three Hermits 253
13 The Imp and the Crust 261
14 How Much Land Does a Man Need? 265
15 A Grain as Big as a Hen's Egg 283
16 The Godson 286
17 The Repentant Sinner 306
18 The Empty Drum 309
19 The Coffeehouse of Surat 321
20 Too Dear! 329
21 Esarhaddon, King of Assyria 337
22 Work, Death, and Sickness: a Legend 344
23 Three Questions 347
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