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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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Russian Literature
Written by Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Pushkin and Leo Tolstoy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | December 2010
$168.00/195.85(Canada) | 978-0-307-70077-3 (0-307-70077-1)

A collection of great and beloved works of Russian literature from classic novels to masterly stories, including translations by award winners Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, in beautiful, enduring hardcover editions with elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers.

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Brothers Karamazov by... Read more






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
$10.95/14.50(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
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 1992
$25.00/29.95(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
$6.95/9.95(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 (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Louise Maude and Alymer Maude
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$12.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80392-4 (0-345-80392-2)

The official movie tie-in to the major motion picture starring Keira Knightly, Jude Law, Emily Watson, and Aaron Johnson, directed by Joe Wright. This edition also includes the screenplay by Tom Stoppard.

Leo Tolstoy’s classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have...

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Childhood, Boyhood and Youth
Written by Leo Tolstoy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1991
$19.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40578-8 (0-679-40578-X)

We are blessed as readers to have, alongside the mature writer of Anna Karenina and War and Peace, and the revolutionary mystic of the later years, the young Tolstoy who wrote these elegiac tales, the first of which was published in 1852, when he was only twenty-three. In their sensitivity to nature and...

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Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Michael Scammell
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$15.95/22.95(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






Collected Shorter Fiction, vol. 1
Written by Leo Tolstoy
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
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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The Cossacks
Written by Leo Tolstoy
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
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
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$8.00/10.00(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






War and Peace
Written by Leo Tolstoy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | December 2010
$45.00/53.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-70075-9 (0-307-70075-5)

Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece of world literature in a 3-volume boxed set in beautiful, enduring hardcover editions with elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers. Read more






Hadji Murad
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Alymer Maude, Introduction by Azar Nafisi
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2003
$11.95/17.95(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






Hadji Murat
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$10.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-95134-2 (0-307-95134-0)

Tolstoy’s final work—a gripping novella about the struggle between the Muslim Chechens and their inept occupiers—is a powerful moral fable for our time.

Inspired by a historical figure Tolstoy heard about while serving in the Caucasus, this story brings to life the famed warrior Hadji Murat, a Chechen rebel who has... Read more






The Kreutzer Sonata
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Isai Kamen, Introduction by Doris Lessing
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2003
$11.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6823-1 (0-8129-6823-9)

When Marshal of the Nobility Pozdnyshev suspects his wife of having an affair with her music partner, his jealousy consumes him and drives him to murder. Controversial upon publication in 1890, The Kreutzer Sonata illuminates Tolstoy’s then-feverish Christian ideals, his conflicts with lust and the hypocrisies of nineteenth-century marriage, and his... Read more






War and Peace
Written by Leo Tolstoy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | December 1992
$45.00/53.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40573-3 (0-679-40573-9)


War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight...

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War and Peace
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2008
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7998-8 (1-4000-7998-5)

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.

War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is... Read more






War and Peace
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by A.N. Wilson
Modern Library | Paperback | August 2004
$10.95/12.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-47240-3 (0-345-47240-3)

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of fully realized and equally memorable characters that populate this massive chronicle. Out of... Read more






War and Peace
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by A.N. Wilson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2002
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76064-8 (0-375-76064-4)

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle—all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out... Read more






War and Peace
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Constance Garnett
Modern Library | Hardcover | May 1994
$25.95/38.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60084-8 (0-679-60084-1)

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's mastwerwork.

War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting...

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