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  • Leo Tolstoy

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    Nikolayevich Tolstoy, has many significant influences on the literary world that drastically outweigh those of other authors. Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, or Leo Tolstoy, was born on September 9th, 1828 in Tula Province, Russia (Ciliento, 1). Many events influence Leo Tolstoy to write, such as his experiences and decisions in Moscow, Russia. As his writing career continued, Leo Tolstoy wrote many fictional novels that became famous many years later. Even though he wrote books hundreds of years ago, Leo Tolstoy

  • Leo Tolstoy

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    Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy was a Russian author, one of the greatest authors of all time. Leo Tolstoy was born at Yasnya Polyana, in Tula Province, the fourth of five children. His parents died when he was young, and he was brought up by relatives. In 1844 Tolstoy started to study law and oriental languages at Kazan University, but he never earned a degree. Dissatisfied with the standard of education, he returned in the middle of his studies back to Yasnaya Polyana, and then spent much of his time

  • Leo Tolstoy Biography

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    Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer that wrote mostly wrote short stories, and novels and near the future wrote plays and essays. Tolstoy is mostly known for his novel war and peace and Anna Karenina. These two books were considered two of the greatest novels of all time in the realistic fiction genre. People did not only consider Tolstoy's novels as the greatest of all time but considered him as the greatest novelist of all time. Tolstoy is known for his paradoxical and complicated persona and also

  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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    Leo Tolstoy, author of Anna Karenina, was born in 1828 in Yasnaya Polyana. He was born into a wealthy Russian family. Tolstoy’s mother passed away when he was two years old and his father was murdered when he was nine. Due to being orphaned at such a young age, Tolstoy was very familiar with the concept of death and he makes this evident throughout all of his great works. Specifically in Anna Karenina, he symbolizes the power of death and mortality through Anna. Tolstoy was unsatisfied with his education

  • Leo Tolsstoy, Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy

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    Author Leo Tolstoy had a privileged upbringing however, despite the fact that he was born into the Russian nobility, he desired nothing more than to live the simple life of a peasant. As a young man attending the University of Kazan, Tolstoy was prone to gambling, drinking, smoking, and hunting. He eventually dropped out of school and gave up his sensualist lifestyle, opting for a life of simplicity. Tolstoy was an intellectual who favored the heart over the workings of the mind and, throughout his

  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

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    drive people. Society and even religion uses fear in the form of consequences to persuade people to control their EGO. The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy allows the readers to learn the consequences of living a completely selfish, non-Christian life without actually having to make Ivan’s mistakes. At face value, The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy is not a Christian novel. There is no mention of spirituality until the final chapter of the book, ****** there are only vague references to life

  • Leo Tolstoy War And Peace Analysis

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    Leo Tolstoy is quite popular for writing the novel, War and Peace. Categorized among the longest novels ever written, war and peace is subdivided into four volumes each with sub parts and containing numerous chapters. The epic novel is based on the story of the Napoleonic intrusion of Russia in 1812. Tolstoy happened to had served in the Crimean war and wrote a number of short stories and novels which featured scenes of war. His participation in the war gave him a better insight when it came to writing

  • Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy

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    Despite Tolstoy’s intentions of ultimately turning “Family Happiness” into a novel, an intention which one would expect would render any temporary stopping place awkward and convey the wrong idea, the ending of the story is not actually as disjointed or raw as one would perhaps expect of an unfinished work. There is ample suggestion from the beginning of Sergey Mikhaylych and Masha’s relationship that the two lovers do not fully understand each other or themselves, and set expectations for their

  • Double Standards in Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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    Bette. N.p.: Penguin, 1998. Print. Laclos, Choderlos De, and Douglas Parmée. Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. Print. Thackeray, William Makepeace, and Nicholas Dames. Vanity Fair. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003. Print. Tolstoy, Leo, and David Magarshack. Anna Karenina. New York: Signet Classic, 1961. Print.

  • Textual Analysis Of Ivan Ilych, By Leo Tolstoy

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    Angelica Cienega Professor R. Dickerson ENG 232-1024 17 November, 2013 Textual Analysis For Leo Tolstoy’s character Ivan Ilych, death is an end to an empty life. It is not until after he gets a vague diagnosis of disease that he realizes his mortality. In this epiphany, he realizes that his relationships with his family, friends, and colleagues are all artificial, if not at least superficial. Because of this, he becomes depressed and wonders whether he really lived his live the right way. Ilych always

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