What Is To Be Done? & Life – Leo Tolstoy (1899)


What Is To Be Done? & Life – Leo Tolstoy (1899)


Title: What is to be done? and Life Author: Leo Tolstoy, Isabel Hapgood Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1899. Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Very good. Very early edition. Gilt to top edge, very minor wear to covers. Tanning to edges. Book appears unread. Decorative endpapers, inscription to ffep. Pocket size.

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About “What is to be done?” (from Wikipedia):

What Is to be Done? (sometimes translated as What Then Must We Do?) is a non-fiction work by Leo Tolstoy, in which Tolstoy describes the social conditions of Russia in his day. Tolstoy completed the book in 1886, and the first English language publication came in 1887 as What To Do?. A revised translation with the current title was published in 1899.

The English title was also used for two better-known works by Nikolai Chernyshevsky and Vladimir Lenin; Tolstoy’s Russian title is similar but not identical to Chernyshevsky’s (and Lenin’s), both of them sharing the same Biblical reference (Luke 3:10–14).

About “Life”:

A non-fiction work whose contents include:

The Fundamental Contradiction of Human Life

The Sole Aim of Life

The Error, Teaching and False Doctrines of the Scribes

Division of Consciousness in the Men of our World

The Birth of True Life in Man…and more