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Leo Tolstoy

Count Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was born in central Russia. After serving in the Crimean War, he retired to his estate and devoted himself to writing, farming, and raising his large family. His novels and outspoken social polemics brought him world fame.


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Political Leadership
Written by Robert Coles, George Eliot, George Orwell, Leo Tolstoy and Anthony Trollope
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2005
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7170-5 (0-8129-7170-1)

From ancient times to the present day, here are indispensable insights on political power and leadership as expressed in the novels, plays, and poetry of the world’s greatest artists and intellectuals. Adapted from a course taught at Harvard by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles, Political Leadership features scenes, stories, and speeches... Read more






Teaching Stories
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Edited by Robert Coles, Trevor B. Hall, Ernest Patterson and Michael Coles
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2004
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7169-9 (0-8129-7169-8)

In this remarkable anthology, some of the world’s greatest writers provide a master class on the transformative power of learning and literature. Culled from a course developed by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Teaching Stories is an invaluable collection in which novelists, essayists, and... Read more






Anna Karenina
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by David Magarshack, Introduction by Priscilla Meyer
Signet | Paperback | November 2002
$7.95/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-52861-2 (0-451-52861-1)

The sensual, rebellious Anna renounces a respectable yet stifling marriage for an affair that offers passion even as it ensnares her for destruction. Her story contrasts with that of Levin, a young, self- doubting agnostic who takes a different path to fulfillment.


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Anna Karenina
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Revised by Leonard J. Kent and Nina Berberova, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by Mona Simpson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2000
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78330-5 (0-679-78330-X)

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, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful... Read more






Anna Karenina
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Louise Maude and Alymer Maude, Introduction by John Bayley
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 1992
$26.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41000-3 (0-679-41000-7)

A famous legend surrounding the creation of Anna Karenina tells us that Tolstoy began writing a cautionary tale about adultery and ended up falling in love with his magnificent heroine. It is rare to find a reader of the book who doesn’t experience the same kind of emotional upheaval. Anna Karenina...

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Anna Karenina
Written by Leo Tolstoy
Bantam Classics | Paperback | June 1984
$7.95/10.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21346-1 (0-553-21346-6)

A magnificent drama of vengeance, infidelity, and retribution, Anna Karenina portrays the moving story of people whose emotions conflict with the dominant social mores of their time.  Sensual, rebellious Anna falls deeply and passionately in love with the handsome Count Vronsky.  When she refuses to conduct the discreet affair that her cold, ambitious... Read more






Anna Karenina
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Preface by John Bayley, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | September 2014
$30.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119961-0 (0-14-119961-X)

Tolstoy's epic novel of love, destiny and self-destruction, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition from Penguin Classics. Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent... Read more






Anna Karenina (Oprah #5)
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | May 2004
$19.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303500-8 (0-14-303500-2)

The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of one of the greatest Russian novels ever written

Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy... Read more






Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Michael Scammell
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75944-4 (0-375-75944-1)

Begun in 1851, when Tolstoy was twenty-three and serving as a cadet in the Russian army, Childhood, the first part of Tolstoy’s first novel, won immediate praise from Turgenev and others, and marked Tolstoy’s emergence as a major writer. Its originality was striking, as Tolstoy sought to communicate with great immediacy... Read more






Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Revised by Nigel Cooper, Translated by C. J. Hogarth, Introduction by A. N. Wilson
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1991
$21.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40578-8 (0-679-40578-X)

Leo Tolstoy’s earliest published work, the trilogy Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth, was written when he was in his twenties, offering a tantalizing first glimpse of the literary talents that would come to fruition in his later masterpieces.

Chronicling the experiences of a wealthy landowner’s son as he grows up and...

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Childhood; Boyhood; Youth
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Judson Rosengrant, Introduction by Judson Rosengrant, Noted by Judson Rosengrant
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 2012
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044992-1 (0-14-044992-2)

A new, definitive translation of Tolstoy's early autobiographical trilogy

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... Read more






Collected Shorter Fiction, vol. 1
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Alymer Maude, Louise Maude and Nigel Cooper, Introduction by John Bayley
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | August 2001
$27.50/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-41172-4 (0-375-41172-0)

Written over a period of more than half a century, Leo Tolstoy’s stories reflect every aspect of his art and personality. They cover his experiences as a soldier in the Caucasus, his married life, his passionate interest in the peasantry, his cult of truth and simplicity, and his growing preoccupation with...

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Collected Shorter Fiction, vol. 2
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Alymer Maude, Louise Maude and Nigel Cooper, Introduction by John Bayley
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | August 2001
$27.50/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-41287-5 (0-375-41287-5)

Ranging in scope from lengthy novellas to fables and folktales only a few pages long, Leo Tolstoy’s short fiction provides a marvelous opportunity to become closely acquainted with Russia’s great novelist.

Volume 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoy’s growing spiritual preoccupations flowered into a series of extraordinary...

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A Confession
Written by Leo Tolstoy
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | October 2009
$11.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-104255-8 (0-14-104255-9)

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A Confession and Other Religious Writings
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Jane Kentish
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 1988
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044473-5 (0-14-044473-4)

Tolstoy's passionate and iconoclastic writings--on issues of faith, immortality, freedom, violence, and morality--reflect his intellectual search for truth and a religion firmly grounded in reality. The selection includes 'A Confession,' 'Religion and Morality,' 'What Is Religion, and of What Does Its Essence Consist?,' and 'The Law of Love and the Law... Read more






The Cossacks
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Alymer Maude and Louise Maude, Introduction by John Bayley
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | May 1994
$21.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-43131-2 (0-679-43131-4)

A brilliant short novel inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s experience as a soldier in the Caucasus, The Cossacks has all the energy and poetry of youth while also foreshadowing the great themes of Tolstoy’s later years. His naïve hero, Olenin, is a young nobleman who is disenchanted with his privileged and superficial...

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The Cossacks and Other Stories
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by David McDuff and Paul Foote, Introduction by Paul Foote, Noted by David McDuff
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044959-4 (0-14-044959-0)

Tolstoy's powerful semiautobiographical stories based on his time spent in the Russian army, part of our series of fresh new Tolstoy translations

In 1851, at the age of twenty-two, Tolstoy joined the Russian army. The four years he spent as a soldier were among the most significant in his life... Read more






The Cossacks
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Peter Constantine, Introduction by Cynthia Ozick
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 2006
$13.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7504-8 (0-8129-7504-9)

This 1862 novel, in a vibrant new translation by Peter Constantine, is Tolstoy’s semiautobiographical story of young Olenin, a wealthy, disaffected Muscovite who joins the Russian army and travels to the untamed frontier of the Caucasus in search of a more authentic life. While striving to adopt the rough and ready... Read more






The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Antony Briggs, David McDuff and Ronald Wilks, Introduction by Antony Briggs
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | May 2008
$11.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044961-7 (0-14-044961-2)

Here are some of Tolstoy's extraordinary short stories, from "The Death of Ivan Ilyich." in a masterly new translation, to "The Raid," "The Wood-felling," "Three Deaths," "Polikushka," "After the Ball," and "The Forged Coupon," all gripping and eloquent lessons on two of Tolstoy's most persistent themes: life and death. More experimental... Read more






The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Afterword by Hugh McLean, Introduction by Regina Marler
Signet | Paperback | August 2012
$6.95/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53217-6 (0-451-53217-1)

Leo Tolstoy combined detailed physical description with perceptive psychological insight to sweep aside the sham of surface appearances and lay bare man’s intimate gestures, acts, and thoughts. Murder and sacrifice…greed and devotion…lust and affection…vanity and love—one by one, in this volume of great stories, Tolstoy dissects the basic drives, emotions, and... Read more






The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-95133-5 (0-307-95133-2)

Tolstoy’s most famous novella is an intense and moving examination of death and the possibilities of redemption, here in a powerful translation by the award-winning Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

Ivan Ilyich is a middle-aged man who has spent his life focused on his career as a bureaucrat and emotionally detached from...

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other STories
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2010
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38886-5 (0-307-38886-7)

A vibrant translation of Tolstoy’s most important short fiction by the award-winning translators of War and Peace.
 
Here are eleven masterful stories from the mature author, some autobiographical, others moral parables, and all told with the evocative power that was Tolstoy’s alone.  They include “The Prisoner of the Caucasus,” inspired by Tolstoy's... Read more






The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Ann Pasternak Slater
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2004
$9.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-76099-0 (0-375-76099-7)

This new edition combines Tolstoy’s most famous short tale, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, with a less well known but equally brilliant gem, Master and Man, both newly translated by Ann Pasternak Slater. Both stories confront death and the process of dying: In Ivan Ilyich, a bureaucrat looks back over his... Read more






The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Written by Leo Tolstoy
Bantam Classics | Paperback | March 1981
$6.95/8.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21035-4 (0-553-21035-1)

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 death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces... Read more






Hadji Murad
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Alymer Maude, Introduction by Azar Nafisi
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2003
$14.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6711-1 (0-8129-6711-9)

In 1851 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 Murád, broke with the Chechen leader Shamil and fled to the Russians for safety. Months later, while attempting to rescue his family from... Read more





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