Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

Author of : Anna Karenina,War and Peace,The Kreutzer Sonata,The Death of Ivan Ilyich,Sevastopol Sketches

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Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy  (9 September 1828 – 20 November 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.

Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved literary acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobiographical trilogy, ChildhoodBoyhood, and Youth (1852–1856), and Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based upon his experiences in the Crimean War. Tolstoy's fiction includes dozens of short stories and several novellas such as The Death of Ivan IlyichFamily Happiness, and Hadji Murad. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays.


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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

If you want to be happy, be.

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

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