Who is Leo Tolstoy?

Leo Tolstoy

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й, ; known in the Anglosphere as Leo Tolstoy; September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.

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Youth (Leo Tolstoy Novel)
... (Russian Юность 1856) is the third novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, following Childhood and Boyhood ... Leo Tolstoy Biography Bibliography Works Texts Novels and novellas Childhood (1852) Boyhood (1854) Youth (1856) Family Happiness (1859) The Cossacks (1863) War and Peace (1869) Anna Karenina (1877) The Death ...
Bahá'í Faith In Russia - Early Period - Russian Intellectuals
... known and closest to the religion are Alexander Tumansky, Isabella Grinevskaya, and Leo Tolstoy ... Leo Tolstoy corresponded on the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths from 1894 until shortly before his death in 1910 ... Nakhjavání (father of Alí-Yulláh Nakhjavání.) In the fall of 1902 Mirza 'Azizu'llah visited Tolstoy with a personal message from `Abdu'l-Bahá and discussed the ...
Leo Tolstoy - Further Reading
... The Life of Tolstoy Later years by Aylmer Maude, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1911 at Google Books Why We Fail as Christians by Robert Hunter, The Macmillan Company, 1919 at Wikiquotes Why we fail as Christians by ...
Lyudmila Maksakova - Biography
... (by Anatoly Sofronov) and Masha in The Living Corpse after Leo Tolstoy ... Anna Karenina 1983 production (based on Mikhail Roshchin's remake of Leo Tolstoy's classic) which was followed by The Lady Without Camellias (after Terence Rattigan's play, Paola), Soboryane (based on ... five women, Igor Talankin's drama Father Sergius (after Leo Tolstoy's short story, Makovkina) and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, the Ian Frid's musical film after Johann Strauss Strauss' classic where she ...

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    Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
    Leo Tolstoy (1829–1910)

    Though it is possible to utter words only with the intention to fulfill the will of God, it is very difficult not to think about the impression which they will produce on men and not to form them accordingly. But deeds you can do quite unknown to men, only for God. And such deeds are the greatest joy that a man can experience.
    —Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910)

    Leo: What was she, a TV groupie? A hooker?
    Rob: No, she was not a TV groupie, or a hooker. She’s a cellist. A very funny, pretty, interesting, intelligent, fabulous, vivacious cellist.
    Leo: Oh yeah, well, you’d better not see her again.
    Jonathan Reynolds, screenwriter. Leo (Richard Mulligan)