Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is the author of War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Family Happiness, and other classics of Russian literature.
His style is vivid, clear, and engaging, and his themes are interesting and profound.
For Ivan Ilych, he had answered this question by leading a life that was, "the most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible".
In it we see the author of "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina" doing himself proud in excellently written short novels and stories.
What can be said of LeO Tolstoy. He is simply the greatest author of all time. As far as this particular translation, I loved it...Published 3 months ago by charles slemaker
For some reason, I cannot read Fiction, but I can read Tolstoy's Fiction. I can read Tolstoy and Vonnegut. There is something about these short stories that are so endearing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joseph T. Skogmo
The marvel of Tolstoy is his instinctive grasp of the desperate choices humans face in life.
He has an uncanny skill in both portraying our ability to love and hate, as... Read more
Great stories, some in which my own family background comes from. Helped out a lit with understanding where my father comes from. Caucus MountainsPublished 5 months ago by Turk 1
Tolstoy had a knack with stories and tales. He was a great observer of human nature. I have always enjoyed reading his timeless works.Published 6 months ago by Rod Drysdale
Let it be said that I think Tolstoy is an excellent writer--unfortunately, I could not connect with the stories. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dante
looked so interesting- glad i found it- anyone that likes short
stories would find this great to take on any trip- or when time
toi just read a short while- good... Read more
Very good introduction section putting the stories into context of Tolstoy's other writings.
I felt like I was transposed to Tolstoy's Russa
This is one of the most interesting collections of stories I have read in a long time and would recommend it to anyone who is new to Tolstoy or is put off by the sheer length of... Read morePublished on February 27, 2012 by John Fitzpatrick