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Lev Tolstoy Books

  • Napoleon's turbulent history with Russia including his doomed 1812 invasion provides the setting for Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace . Often referred to as the greatest novel of all time Tolstoy's classic follows the tumultuous personal lives of two aristocratic families touching on all of the great human epochs; youth, matrimony, age and death.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2008
  • Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece first published in 1877, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and...

    Publisher : Joshua James Press
    published : 1877
  • War and Peace" is a novel whose story takes place in early 19th century Russia in the midst of Russia's War of 1812. The elaborate plot is the tale of three affluent families over a term of fifteen years throughout Russia's hostilities with Napoleonic Europe. Her early defeats are recounted along with the incident of how Napoleon fled Moscow in a weakened...

    Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
    published : 2004
  • This edition, the famous Constance Garnett translation, has been revised throughout by Leonard J. Kent and Nina Berberova. "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." So begins Anna Karenina , Leo Tolstoy's great modern novel of an adulterous affair set against the backdrop of Moscow and St. Petersburg high society...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2012
  • Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (1877) a pinnacle of realist fiction. Taking place in nineteenth-century Russian aristocratic society, it is the story of the sensuous and rebellious Anna Karenina and her love affair with the dashing Count Vronsky. Tolstoy cri

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace (1865-69), an epic novel considered one of his masterpieces, is set in the backdrop of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia.The novel depicts Russian society at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Focusing on five aristocratic families, the novel presents Tolstoy's view that the events that shape history are inevitable...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • Although Tolstoy is best known as a master of literary fiction, he was also an important thinker with a voracious and wide-ranging intellect. In this extended look at the intersection between science and art, Tolstoy frames his own creative process in the context of thousands of years of Western philosophy.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2010
  • Throughout the turbulent period of Napoleon?s invasion of Russia, the fortunes and futures of the prominent Bolkonsky, Rostov, Bezukhov, Kuragin, and Drubetskoy families are affected by their allegiances and alliances. Intertwining a historical account of Napoleon?s invasion of Russia with the fictional lives of several prominent families, War and...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2014
  • Tolstoy wrote The Death of Ivan Ilyich. (1886) while emerging from the intense spiritual struggle that led to his conversion to Christianity. The novella was hailed by intellectuals such as Gandhi and Vladimir Nabokov. Ivan Ilych Golovin, is a high-court judge in St. Petersburg facing the threat of a terminal disease and the worthlessness of his past...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • Leo Tolstoy's novella The Devil (1889) involves the lures of evil and the difficulty of following the right path. The protagonist, Eugene, is faced with a dilemma of his own making. A libertine in his youth, he is bent upon mending his ways and has married a young and loving woman. But the memories from the past persist and entice him to a path...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009