Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy 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.

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 anarcho-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 Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Title: The Cossacks: A Tale of 1852

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Published: 1863

Genre: Historical

Title: The Death of Ivan Ilych

Author: Tolstoy

Published: 1886

Genre: Spiritual

Title: Father Sergius

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Published: 1898

Genre: Spiritual

Title: Master and Man

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Published: 1895

Genre: Spiritual

Title: What Men Live By and Other Tales

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Published: 1885

Genre: Spiritual

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