Essays and Letters: Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy 1828-1910 Gra, Aylmer Maude: 9781147091755: Books - Amazon.ca.
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Tolstoy Essays and Letters (PDF 16mb) edited by Aylmer Maude, 1911. Includes The First Step - written in 1892, originally as a preface to the Russian edition of Howard Williams' Ethics of Diet. The Journal of Leo Tolstoi 1895-99 (PDF 9mb) this edition New York, 1917.
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, known in English as Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian author, considered one of the best writers of all time. His novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877) are masterworks in the genre of Realist fiction. Tolstoy was a direct descendent of old Russian nobility, the fourth of five children; his father was Count Nikolai Ilyich Tolstoy.
But there was also writing driven by ambition and the need to impress. It served “to obscure and confuse the truth for oneself and others.” This second type was prevalent and filled newspapers and magazines. As Tolstoy remarked, “I hate it with all my soul.” In this blog I relied on R.F. Christian’s translation of Tolstoy’s Letters.
Excerpt from Essays and Letters The articles in this volume of Essays and Letters all belong to one period of Tolstoy's career (the years 1888-1903). The subjects with which they deal are religion and moral duty: what man should believe and do, and what he should not believe and not do.
Essays and criticism on Leo Tolstoy - Tolstoy, Leo. Tolstoy, Leo Religious and Philosophical Writings (Full name Count Leo (Lev Nikolaevich) Tolstoy.
Essays, Letters, and Miscellanies Tolstoy threads religion through all of his novels, ending his life with significant religious activity and a study of the Orthodox gospels.