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The 10 Books By Leo Tolstoy You Have To Read

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Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Even if one could never “finish” great literature, one has to begin somewhere. Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they dealt with the truth of the human spirit. He was also, as any great writer, an insatiable reader of literature, which…

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Although Russian critics dismissed the novel on its publication as a "trifling romance of high life", Fyodor Dostoevsky declared it to be "flawless as a work of art". His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style", and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "the best ever written".

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thats right i read the whole flippin book. before they had helpful annotations too!

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22 Books You Pretend You've Read But Actually Haven't

// Classic Books People Pretend They’ve Read But Actually Haven’t + reasons why (or why not) to read them

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Amazon.com: War and Peace (Vintage Classics) (9781400079988): Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky: Books

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I have only to touch the pensive pages and I forget everything else in this world as reading is to feel utterly transported...

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- Leo Tolstoy / quotes / thinking / learning / education / Hmm... interesting point.

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I agree. This is basically what I tell my kids "boring people are bored - go be interesting! ". Personally I can't remember being bored!

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Leo Tolstoy on the road from Moscow to Yasnaya Polyana. (via The Last Days of Leo Tolstoy: Chapter III)

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