The Works of Leo Tolstoi (1928)

S$66.00

The Works of Leo Tolstoi (1928)

S$66.00

Title: The Works of Leo Tolstoi
Author: Leo Tolstoi
ISBM: –
Publisher: Walter J Black, 1928
Condition: Limp leather, expected wear, in good condition.

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Title: The Works of Leo Tolstoi
Author: Leo Tolstoi
ISBM: –
Publisher: Walter J Black, 1928
Condition: Limp leather, expected wear, in good condition.

Contains:

Too Dear!

Love

The Chinese Pilot

The Three Questions

Much Land

Elias

Wisdom of Children

The Right Way

The Grain

Martin Avdetich

Efim and Elijah

The Vision at Sea

The Confessed Crime

Promoting a Devil

Repentance

Cruelty Avenged

Payment

Croisus and Fate

Quench the Spark

The Death of Ivan Ilyitch

Polikushka

Anna Karenine (Abridged)

The Kreutzer Sonata

The Cossacks

Master and Man

The Snow-Storm

Three Deaths

Sevastopol

Four Lives

Brothers and Bombs

About Tolstoi (from wikipedia)

Tolstoy is one of the giants of Russian literature; his works include the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina and novellas such as Hadji Murad and The Death of Ivan Ilyich. His contemporaries paid him lofty tributes. Fyodor Dostoyevsky thought him the greatest of all living novelists. Gustave Flaubert, on reading a translation of War and Peace, exclaimed, “What an artist and what a psychologist!” Anton Chekhov, who often visited Tolstoy at his country estate, wrote, “When literature possesses a Tolstoy, it is easy and pleasant to be a writer; even when you know you have achieved nothing yourself and are still achieving nothing, this is not as terrible as it might otherwise be, because Tolstoy achieves for everyone. What he does serves to justify all the hopes and aspirations invested in literature.”

Later critics and novelists continue to bear testament to Tolstoy’s art. Virginia Woolf declared him the greatest of all novelists. James Joyce noted that, “He is never dull, never stupid, never tired, never pedantic, never theatrical!”. Thomas Mann wrote of Tolstoy’s seemingly guileless artistry: “Seldom did art work so much like nature”. Such sentiments were shared by the likes of Proust, Faulkner and Nabokov.

More about Tolstoi here.