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Read online War and Peace (International Collectors Library).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC War and Peace (International Collectors Library) Abridged translation revised by Princess Alexandra Kropotkin Line drawings by Don Sibley by Leo Tolstoy, Alexandra Kropotkin, Don Sibley, J. Franklin Whitman

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War and Peace (International Collectors Library)
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Anna Karenina, Resurrection, The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories, The Death of Ivan Ilych, War and Peace, A Confession, The Cossacks, Hadji Murad, The Kreutzer Sonata, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth
Leo Tolstoy began his trilogy Childhood Boyhood Youth in his early twenties Although he would in his old age famously dismiss it as an awkward mixture of fact and fiction generations of readers have not agreed finding the novel to be a charming and insightful portrait of inner growth against the background of a world limned with extraordinary clarity grace and color Evident too in its brilliant account of a young person s emerging awareness of the world and of his place within it are many of the stances techniques and themes that would come to full flower in the immortal War and Peace and Anna Karenina and in the other great works of Tolstoy s maturity, Hailed as one of the world s supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his dying so much as a passing thought But one day death announces itself to him and to his shocked surprise he is brought face to face with his own mortality br br How Tolstoy asks does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth br br This short novel was an artistic culmination of a profound spiritual crisis in Tolstoy s life a nine year period following the publication of Anna Karenina during which he wrote not a word of fiction br A thoroughly absorbing and at times terrifying glimpse into the abyss of death it is also a strong testament to the possibility of finding spiritual salvation, In Leo Tolstoy enlisted in the Russian army and was sent to the Caucasus to help defeat the Chechens During this war a great Avar chieftain Hadji Mur d broke with the Chechen leader Shamil and fled to the Russians for safety Months later while attempting to rescue his family from Shamil s prison Hadji Mur d was pursued by those he had betrayed and after fighting the most heroic battle of his life was killed br br Tolstoy witness to many of the events leading to Hadji Mur d s death set down this story with painstaking accuracy to preserve for future generations the horror nobility and destruction inherent in war, A Confession an essay by Leo Tolstoy on his religious thoughts shows the great author in process of looking for answers to profound questions that trouble all who take them on What will come of my life and What is the meaning of life these are questions whose answers were an absolute requirement for Tolstoy In the course of the essay Tolstoy shows different attempts to find answers on the examples of science philosophy eastern wisdom and the opinions of his fellow novelists finding no workable solution in any of these Tolstoy recognizes the deep religious convictions of ordinary people as containing the key to true answers The first attempt at its publication took place in Russkaya Mysl No but Tolstoy s work was removed virtually from the whole edition of the journal by Orthodox Church censorship The text was later published in Geneva in Russia as late as Vsemirnyj Vestnik No