The description of Leo Tolstoy Books
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved literary acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobiographical trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852–1856), and Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based upon his experiences in the Crimean War. Tolstoy's fiction includes dozens of short stories and several novellas such as The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Family Happiness, and Hadji Murad. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays. In the 1870s Tolstoy experienced a profound moral crisis, followed by what he regarded as an equally profound spiritual awakening, as outlined in his non-fiction work A Confession. His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him to become a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. Tolstoy's 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 20th-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and James Bevel. Tolstoy also became a dedicated advocate of Georgism, the economic philosophy of Henry George, which he incorporated into his writing, particularly Resurrection. This application contains the following works: A Letter to a Hindu, Anna Karenina, A Russian Proprietor, and Other Stories, Bethink Yourselves!, Boyhood, Childhood, Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales, Father Sergius, Fruits of Culture, Katia, Master and Man, My Religion, On the Significance of Science and Art, Plays: Complete Edition, Including the Posthumous Plays, Redemption and two other plays, Resurrection, Sevastopol, The Awakening / (The Resurrection), The Cause of it All, The Census in Moscow, The Cossacks: A Tale of 1852, The First Distiller, The Forged Coupon, and Other Stories, The Journal of Leo Tolstoi (First Volume—1895-1899), The Kingdom of God is Within You / Christianity and Patriotism / Miscellanies, The Kingdom of God is Within You / Christianity Not as a Mystic Religion But as a New Theory of Life, The Kingdom of God Is Within You / Christianity Not as a Mystic Religion but as a New Theory of Life, The Kingdom of God is Within You, What is Art, The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories, The Light Shines in Darkness, The Live Corpse, The Power of Darkness, Three Days in the Village / And Other Sketches. Written from 1909 to July 1910., Tolstoy on Shakespeare: A Critical Essay on Shakespeare, War and Peace, What Men Live By, and Other Tales, What Shall We Do?, What to Do? Thoughts Evoked By the Census of Moscow, What to Do? Thoughts Evoked by the Census of Moscow, Where Love is There God is Also and Youth.