Classic Russian Literature: War and Peace, pluls 6 plays, plus stories and novellas by Tolstoy, translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude, in a single file

Classic Russian Literature: War and Peace, pluls 6 plays, plus stories and novellas by Tolstoy, translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude, in a single file

by Leo Tolstoy

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Classic Russian Literature: War and Peace, pluls 6 plays, plus stories and novellas by Tolstoy, translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude, in a single file by Leo Tolstoy

This file includes: Father Sergius, Master and Man, What Men Live by and Other Tales, The Cause of It All, The First Distiller, Fruits of Culture, The Light Shines in Darkness, The Live Corpse, The Power of Darkness, and War and Peace. According to Wikipedia: "Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (September 9 [O.S. August 28] 1828 - November 20 [O.S. November 7] 1910), was a Russian writer widely regarded as among the greatest of novelists. His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina represent in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life and attitudes, the peak of realist fiction. Tolstoy's further talents as essayist, dramatist, and educational reformer made him the most influential member of the aristocratic Tolstoy family. His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr." Also according to Wikipedia: "Aylmer Maude (28 March 1858 - 25 August 1938) and Louise Maude (1855-1939) were English translators of Tolstoy's works, and Aylmer Maude also wrote his friend Tolstoy's biography. After living many years in Russia the Maudes spent the rest of their life in England translating Tolstoy's writing and promoting public interest in his work. Aylmer Maude was also involved in a number of early 20th century progressive and idealistic causes."

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BN ID: 2940000829554
Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date: 01/06/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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

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