Leo Tolstoy The novel charts the history of the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Newsweek in 2009 ranked it first in its Top 100 Books. In 2007, Time magazine ranked War and Peace third in its poll of the 10 greatest books of all time while Anna Karenina was ranked first. Tolstoy himself said that War and Peace was "not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle". Large sections, especially in the later chapters, are philosophical discussion rather than narrative. He also said that the best Russian literature does not conform to standards and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel. Instead, he regarded Anna Karenina as his first true novel. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, "no single English novel attains the universality of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace."
Leo Tolstoy Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction, Anna Karenina recounts St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina's life story at the backdrop of the late-19th-century feudal Russian society. Having considered War and Peace not a novel, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first true novel. Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared it "flawless as a work of art." His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style," and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "the best ever written." The novel remains popular, as demonstrated by a 2007 poll of 125 contemporary authors in Time, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "greatest book ever written."
Leo Tolstoy Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless”, Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.
Leo Tolstoy Perhaps literature’s greatest epic, War and Peace tells an astonishingly ambitious, profoundly personal, and vastly extensive story of Russia in the age of Napoleon. A work of historical fiction that is at times a romance and at times an adventure, Leo Tolstoy’s novel is, simply put, too big to fit into any literary genre. It features a cast of hundreds, yet paints intimate portraits of their intersecting lives as they move between prosperity and despair. The actions shifts back and forth between Moscow, the city of the people, and the decadent St. Petersburg; and shifts from royal ballrooms to brutal battlefields. Few writers have ever attempted to create a work so massive in scope and complex in themes, and none have succeeded quite the way Tolstoy has.
Leo Tolstoy War and Peace (Pre-reform Russian: Voyna i mir) is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature.    It is considered as Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work, Anna Karenina (1873–1877).
Leo Tolstoy The story is about a nobleman named Dmitri Ivanovich Nekhlyudov, who seeks redemption for a sin committed years earlier. His brief affair with a maid had resulted in her being fired and ending up in prostitution.
Leo Tolstoy The four stories in this collection ask profound questions and gently supply helpful, non-dogmatic hints to their answering. What is the most important thing to do? Who is the most important person? When is the most important time? What is worth owning? What is the most profound religion? What rules should men live by? How much land does a man need? Who is God? What should we bother to discuss? How should we act towards one another? How should we respond to cruelty and violence?
Leo Tolstoy In this short story, a land owner named Vasili Andreevich Brekhunov takes along one of his peasants, Nikita, for a short journey to the house of the owner of a forest. He is impatient and wishes to get to the town more quickly 'for business' (purchasing the forest before other contenders can get there). They find themselves in the middle of a blizzard, but the master in his avarice wishes to press on. They eventually get lost off the road and they try to camp. The master's peasant soon finds himself about to die from hypothermia. After leaving his peasant to die, and returning to the same place he had fled from, the master attains a spiritual/moral revelation, and writer once again repeats one of his famous themes: that the only true happiness in life is found by living for others. The master then lies on top of the peasant to keep him warm through the cold night. Vasili is too exposed to the cold though and dies. Nikita's life is saved, but he loses three of his toes to frostbite.
Leo Tolstoy The Cossacks" is one of Tolstoy's greatest works. In this semi-autobiographical work we meet the central character of Olenin, a young man of twenty-four who has yet to make anything of himself in life. Olenin joins the Russian army and is assigned to a remote post. There he falls in love with a beautiful young Cossack woman who has already been promised to another man, a Cossack warrior. What will become of Olenin? Will he fight for the love that he has found? Read this gripping narrative set in pre-revolutionary Russia and find out for yourself.
Upton Sinclair, W. Somerset Maugham, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann, Rebecca West, H. G. Wellls, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, H. P. Lovecraft, Rabindranath Tagore, Herman Melville, Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, D. H. Lawrence, Bram Stoker, Sir Walter Scott & Jack London This book contains several HTML tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.
This 2nd volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:
Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Joyce, James: Ulysses Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies Kipling, Rudyard: Kim La Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of Clèves Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous Liaisons Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow Le Fanu, Sheridan: In a Glass Darkly Lewis, Matthew Gregory: The Monk Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street London, Jack: The Call of the Wild Lovecraft, H.P.: At the Mountains of Madness Mann, Thomas: Royal Highness Maugham, William Somerset: Of Human Bondage Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick Poe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of Usher Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa Sand, George: The Devil’s Pool Scott, Walter: Ivanhoe Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein Sienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo Vadis Sinclair, May: Life and Death of Harriett Frean Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle Stendhal: The Red and the Black Stendhal: The Chartreuse of Parma Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island Stoker, Bram: Dracula Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels Tagore, Rabindranath: The Home and the World Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina Trollope, Anthony: The Way We Live Now Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Verne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the Earth Wallace, Lew: Ben-Hur Wells, H. G.: The Time Machine West, Rebecca: The Return of the Soldier Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray Xueqin, Cao: The Dream of the Red Chamber Zola, Émile: Germinal
Jules Verne, Arthur Conan Doyle, George Allan England, Sinclair Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Louis Stevenson, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Joseph Conrad, Leo Tolstoy & Thomas Hardy An anthology of 50 classic books with an active table of contents to make it easy to quickly find the book you are looking for.
"20,000 Leagues Under the Seas" by Jules Verne
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Afterglow" by George Allan England
"Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
"Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery
"Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
"The Beautiful and Damned" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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"Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini
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Leo Tolstoy The letter printed below is a translation of Tolstoy's letter written in Russian in reply to one from the Editor of Free Hindustan. After having passed from hand to hand, this letter at last came into my possession through a friend who asked me, as one much interested in Tolstoy's writings, whether I thought it worth publishing. I at once replied in the affirmative, and told him I should translate it myself into Gujarati and induce others' to translate and publish it in various Indian vernaculars.
Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina geldt als een hoogtepunt in de realistische fictie en Tolstoj beschouwde het als zijn eerste echte roman. Algemeen wordt aangenomen dat het karakter van Anna gebaseerd is op Maria Hartung (1832-1919), de oudste dochter van Russisch dichter Aleksandr Poesjkin. Tolstoj ontmoette haar ooit bij een diner, waarna hij Poesjkins proza begon te lezen. Hij had ook ooit een korte wensdroom over een "naakte, sublieme, aristocratische elleboog", wat de eerste aanzet bleek te zijn tot het karakter Anna.
Leo Tolstoy War and Peace is considered one of the world’s greatest works of fiction. It is regarded, along with Anna Karenina, as Tolstoy’s finest literary achievement.
Epic in scale, War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families.
Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of one of the greatest Russian novels ever written
Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.
While previous versions have softened the robust and sometimes shocking qualities of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This authoritative edition, which received the PEN Translation Prize and was an Oprah Book Club™ selection, also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina will be the definitive text for fans of the film and generations to come. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.
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Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is a novel that follows the life of the beautiful and popular Russian aristocrat Anna Karenina. The story explores love, life, and the impact of tragedy on the human soul.
Leo Tolstoy For the study of the laws of life of human societies, there exists but one indubitable method, the positive, experimental, critical method. Only sociology, founded on biology, founded on all the positive sciences, can give us the laws of humanity. Humanity, or human communities, are the organisms already prepared, or still in process of formation, and which are subservient to all the laws of the evolution of organisms.
Leo Tolstoy The early life of Nikolai, the son of wealthy landowner in Russia, is fully explored, slowly revealing this young boy's inner mind, relationships, and social standing. As he describes his tutor, angelic mother, aloof father, worldly brother, and later his moralistic friend, Nikolai displays a mind given to dreaming and a personality as complex as it is conflicted. As he grows and moves from his country home to his grandmother's mansion in Moscow, Nikolai also struggles at intervals to find a sort of moral balance, which affects his love, his education, and the type of man he might become. Tolstoy demonstrates, even in this first literary attempt, his ability to utilize a host of minor characters to fully develop the internal life of his main character. "Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth" shows in its three parts not only the deliberate building of a protagonist but also a universal story about coming of age. This novel has proven itself to be a seminal work for an extraordinary novelist.
Leo Tolstoy These essays circulate in Russia in manuscript; and it is from one of these manuscripts, which fell into the hands of the Geneva firm, that the first half of the present translation has been made.
Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer. Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, and in doing so captures a breathtaking tapestry of late-nineteenth-century Russian society. As Matthew Arnold wrote in his celebrated essay on Tolstoy, "We are not to take Anna Karenina as a work of art; we are to take it as a piece of life."
Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, Jack London, Alexandre Dumas, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Joseph Conrad, Sir Walter Scott, Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Gustave Flaubert, George Eliot, Victor Hugo, Herman Melville, William Somerset Maugham, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Hermann Hesse, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, James Joyce & Emily Brontë Table of Contents The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Translated by Constance Garnett
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne Translated by Geo M. Towle The Call of the Wild by Jack London The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky Translated by Constance Garnett
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Translation by John Ormsby Dracula by Bram Stoker Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling Middlemarch by George Eliot
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood Moby Dick by Herman Melville Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse Translated by Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter, Stefan Langer and Semyon Chaichenets A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Ulysses by James Joyce
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Mark Twain, Thomas Paine, Leo Tolstoy, Lew Wallace, George MacDonald, H.G. Wells, Upton Sinclair, Jack London, Herman Melville & Wilkie Collins An anthology of 50 classic books with an active table of contents to make it easy to quickly find the book you are looking for.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
"Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain
"The Age of Reason" by Thomas Paine
"Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy
"Armadale" by Wilkie Collins
"At the Back of the North Wind" by George Mac Donald
"The Beast in the Jungle" by Henry James
"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
"The Call of the Wild" by Jack London
"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
"The Deerslayer" by James Fenimore Cooper
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
"Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure" by John Cleland
"The First Men in the Moon" by H.G. Wells
"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens
"The House of Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo
"In His Steps" by Charles M. Sheldon
"The Island of Doctor Moreau" by H. G. Wells
"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë
"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
"Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
"The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare" by G. K. Chesterton
"Moby Dick; Or the Whale" by Herman Melville
"The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins
"The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket" by Edgar Allan Poe
"North and South" by Elizabeth Gaskell
"Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens
"Persuasion" by Jane Austen
"The Pioneers" by James Fenimore Cooper
"The Prince" by Nicolo Machiavelli
"Ragged Dick: Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks" by Horatio Alger
"The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War" by Stephen Crane
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain
"The Sea-Hawk" by Raphael Sabatini
"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Leo Tolstoy This beautiful edition of Anna Karenina is worthy of a great literary classic. Carefully Crafted Classics strives to publish the electronic equivalent of the finest print editions. We are pleased to offer Anna Karenina, called by William Faulkner the best novel ever written, in the excellent translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude (1918). Almost all other English language e-editions of Anna Karenina use the faulty translation by Constance Garnett (1901). This edition includes Tolstoy’s life in images, a Tolstoy biography, and character lists.
Leo Tolstoy & Louise and Aylmer Maude (Translators) War and Peace (Pre-reform Russian: «Война и миръ», Voyna i mir) is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina (1873–1877).
War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events surrounding the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of the novel, then known as The Year 1805, were serialized in the magazine The Russian Messenger between 1865 and 1867. The novel was first published in its entirety in 1869. Newsweek in 2009 ranked it first in its list of the Top 100 Books. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 20 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.
Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle—all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual’s place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad: “To read him . . . is to find one’ s way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane.”
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Anna Karenina (Russian: Анна Каренина; Russian pronunciation: [ˈanə kɐˈrʲenʲɪnə]) (sometimes Anglicised as Anna Karenin) is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with its editor Mikhail Katkov over issues that arose in the final installment; therefore, the novel's first complete appearance was in book form.
Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first true novel, when he came to consider War and Peace to be more than a novel. The character of Anna was likely inspired, in part, by Maria Hartung (Russian spelling Maria Gartung, 1832–1919), the elder daughter of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Soon after meeting her at dinner, Tolstoy began reading Pushkin's prose and once had a fleeting daydream of "a bare exquisite aristocratic elbow", which proved to be the first intimation of Anna's character.
Although Russian critics dismissed the novel on its publication as a "trifling romance of high life", Fyodor Dostoevsky declared it to be "flawless as a work of art". His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style", and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "the best ever written". The novel is currently enjoying popularity as demonstrated by a recent poll of 125 contemporary authors by J. Peder Zane, published in 2007 in The Top Ten, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "greatest novel ever written". (Wikipedia)
James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann, H. P. Lovecraft, Marcel Proust, Herman Melville, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Bram Stoker, Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Stendhal, Rabindranath Tagore, Jack London, Mary Shelley, George Sand, William Somerset Maugham, Walter Scott, Upton Sinclair, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jonathan Swift & Rebecca West This 2nd volume of contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:
Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat
Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Joyce, James: Ulysses
Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies
Kipling, Rudyard: Kim
La Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of Clèves
Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous Liaisons
Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers
Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow
Le Fanu, Sheridan: In a Glass Darkly
Lewis, Matthew Gregory: The Monk
Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street
London, Jack: The Call of the Wild
Lovecraft, H.P.: At the Mountains of Madness
Mann, Thomas: Royal Highness
Maugham, William Somerset: Of Human Bondage
Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami
Melville, Herman: Moby-Dick
Poe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of Usher
Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way
Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho
Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa
Sand, George: The Devil’s Pool
Scott, Walter: Ivanhoe
Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
Sienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo Vadis
Sinclair, May: Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle
Stendhal: The Red and the Black
Stendhal: The Chartreuse of Parma
Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy
Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island
Stoker, Bram: Dracula
Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels
Tagore, Rabindranath: The Home and the World
Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair
Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace
Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina
Trollope, Anthony: The Way We Live Now
Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Verne, Jules: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Wallace, Lew: Ben-Hur
Wells, H. G.: The Time Machine
West, Rebecca: The Return of the Soldier
Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence
Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Xueqin, Cao: The Dream of the Red Chamber
Zola, Émile: Germinal
Leo Tolstoy Father Sergius becomes a monk and ultimately ends up as a hermit. Father Sergius struggles to find peace and, if not happiness, then at least contentment. But he is always disillusioned and ultimately unsatisfied. Only in the end does he find his way by letting go of what he struggled to attain all his life, i. e. to be better than everyone else in whatever he did, and settle for the mundane.
Leo Tolstoy This is a good introduction of Russian Author. Good selection of the classic Russian writers. Stories deal with life and the hardships experienced by generally, those of the struggling classes.
Leo Tolstoy A land owner, Vasili Andreevich, takes along one of his peasants, Nikita, for a short journey to another town. He wishes to get to the town quickly 'for business'. They find themselves in the middle of a blizzard, but the master in his avarice wishes to press on. They eventually get lost off the road and they try to camp. The master's peasant soon finds himself about to die from hypothermia. The master leaves him on the horse to stubbornly try to find the road. When he returns, he attains a spiritual/moral revelation, and Tolstoy once again repeats one of his famous themes: that the only true happiness in life is found by living for others.
Leo Tolstoy Everybody likes to shake up things a little. Inside most creators (book author, poet, film-maker, painter) lies a spirit that would risk the fate of their own works (and lives) just to be able to “rattle the cages” that we, most of the time, use instead of our heads. This is how comes that books have been forbidden. Authors have been persecuted. Movie rolls have been burned. Teachings have been banned. Pictures have been rejected as provocative (to the mind and body).
Tolstoi was no stranger to shaking up things: his novella The Kreutzer Sonata (published 1889) has been censored by Russian authorities, the US Post Office prohibited the mailing of newspapers containing installments of his work and US authorities forbid the sale of his book.
To say that the book is about love, marriage, chastity and death is to describe the very ideal of a Russian story and would surely not reveal too much about the subject. Let’s say that Tolstoi proposes an ideal that we find today more and more distant from our ways of life. That’s why it is important to meet Tolstoi the stranger.
Leo Tolstoy I don’t think it is much of an exaggeration to say that had Bible been written by men, Tolstoy could have been one of the writers. Just think about the torments of Ivan Ilyich. Or the chain of events in Resurrection or the intricate view on history in War and Peace. Apart from all these well-known great writings, Tolstoy wrote some wonderful stories; they are moral tales without being moralising and they look upon the direct connection one can have with God. Don’t think, however, that Tolstoy was a saint. Neither by a human measure, nor by a churchly one. In fact he still is on the blacklist of the Russian Orthodox Church. For the rest of us, however, he is one of the giants.
Leo Tolstoy IN AN AGE OF MATERIALISM like our own the phenomenon of spiritual power is as significant and inspiring as it is rare. No longer associated with the “divine right” of kings, it has survived the downfall of feudal and theocratic systems as a mystic personal emanation in place of a coercive weapon of statecraft.
Leo Tolstoy, Pat Conroy & John Hockenberry Leo Tolstoy's grand masterpiece—a timeless saga of family, love, and loss in Russia surrounding the War of 1812.
“The greatest of all novelists...what else can we call the author of War and Peace?” asked Virginia Woolf rhetorically—and literary luminaries the world over have agreed with her. The saga stands alone in its vast scope and minute detail, its immense diversity and final unity. Set in the years leading up to and culminating in Napoleon’s disastrous Russian invasion, the novel focuses upon an entire society torn by conflict and change. Here is humanity in all its innocence and corruption, wisdom and folly, painful defeats and enduring triumphs. Here is the seemingly effortless artistry of a master capable of portraying with equal power the clash of armies and the solitary anguish of the heart. Here, finally, is a view of history and personal destiny that is perpetually modern.
Complete and Unabridged Translated by Ann Dunnigan Includes an Introduction by Pat Conroy And an Afterword by John Hockenberry
O. Henry, George MacDonald, Leo Tolstoy, John Bunyan & Nathaniel Hawthorne An anthology of 50 classic works of Christian Fiction with an active table of contents to make it easy to quickly find the book you are looking for.
Abby Church by Charlotte Mary Yonge
After the Storm by T.S. Arthur
Alone In London by Hesba Stretton (Sarah Smith)
Anna Lombard by Victoria Cross
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
Aurelian by William Ware
The Awakening by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
The Blue Flower by Henry van Dyke
Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon by Hall Caine
The City of Delight by Elizabeth Miller
The Cleric's Secret by Warwick Deeping
Come Rack! Come Rope! by Robert Hugh Benson
The Coming of the King by Bernie Babcock
The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne
Dead Man's Rock by Sir Arthur Thomas
A Dozen Ways of Love by Horatia K. F. Eden
Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
A Forgotten Hero by Emily Sarah Holt
The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Gathering of Brother Hilarious by Michael Fairless
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The Gold Thread by Norman MacLeod
In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
King of the Jews by William T. Stead
The Little Quaker by Susan Moodie
Little Saint Elizabeth and Other Stories by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Loss and Gain by John Henry Newman
The Lost Kitty by Harriette Newell Woods Baker
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
My New Curate by P.A. Sheehan
Pearl-Maiden by H. Rider Haggard
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
The Primrose Ring by Ruth Sawyer
Robert Elsmere by Mrs. Humphry Ward
A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill by Alice Hegan Rice
A Romance of Two Worlds by Marie Corelli
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Seven who were Hanged by Leonid Andreyev
Stepping Heavenward by Mrs. E. Prentiss
Sunshine Factory by Pansy
Temptation of St. Antony by Gustave Flaubert
A True Hero by W.H.G. Kingston
The Vale of Cedars by Grace Aguilar
Winner Take All by Larry Evans
The Winning of Barbara Worth by Harold B Wright
Leo Tolstoy Anna Karénine est un roman de Léon Tolstoï paru en 1877 en feuilleton dans Le Messager russe. Il est considéré comme un chef-d'œuvre de la littérature. L'auteur y oppose le calme bonheur d'un ménage honnête formé par Lévine et Kitty Stcherbatskï aux humiliations et aux déboires qui accompagnent la passion coupable d'Alexis Vronski et d'Anna Karénine ; les premiers brouillons étaient d'ailleurs intitulés Deux mariages, deux couples.
Leo Tolstoy War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, age and marriage.
Alexandre Dumas, Anne Brontë, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Daniel Defoe, Dante Alighieri, D. H. Lawewnce, Edith Wharton, Émile Zola, Emily Brontë, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert, Hans Christian Andersen, The Brothers Grimm, Henry James, Herman Melville, Homer, Honoré de Balzac, Jack London, James Joyce, Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad, Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne, Leo Tolstoy, Marcel Proust, Mark Twain, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Nikolai Gogol, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Butler, Stendhal, Victor Hugo, Virginia Woolf & William Makepeace Thackeray This book contains the following works:
- The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas]
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë]
- Dracula [Bram Stoker]
- Bleak House [Charles Dickens]
- Great Expectations [Charles Dickens]
- Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë]
- Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe]
- The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri]
- Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence]
- The Age of Innocence [Edith Wharton]
- Germinal [Émile Zola]
- Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë]
- The Great Gatsby [F. Scott Fitzgerald]
- Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- Daniel Deronda [George Eliot]
- Middlemarch [George Eliot]
- Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert]
- The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories [Hans Christian Andersen]
- The Portray of a Lady [Henry James]
- Moby Dick [Herman Melville]
- The Iliad [Homer]
- The Odyssey [Homer]
- Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac]
- The Call of the Wild [Jack London]
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce]
- Ulysses [James Joyce]
- Emma [Jane Austen]
- Persuasion [Jane Austen]
- Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen]
- Gulliver's Travels [Jonathan Swift]
- Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad]
- Nostromo [Joseph Conrad]
- The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman [Laurence Sterne]
- Anna Karenina [Leo Tolstoy]
- The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Leo Tolstoy]
- War and Peace [Leo Tolstoy]
- Swann's Way [Marcel Proust]
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain]
- Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes]
- Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol]
- The Picture of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde]
- The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler]
- The Red and the Black [Stendhal]
- The Complete Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm]
- Les Misérables [Victor Hugo]
- Mrs. Dalloway [Virginia Woolf]
- To the Lighthouse [Virginia Woolf]
- Vanity Fair [William Makepeace Thackeray]
Leo Tolstoy & Serg Anashkevich Short novells by Leo Tolstoy, about the siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War (Russia, Ukraine, Turkey). In Russian.
Рассказы об обороне Севастополя от непосредственного участника событий Льва Толстого. Рекомендуется для прочтения любителям русской истории. Более 20 фотографий