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War and Peace (BBC Radio Presents) by Leo Tolstoy

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  • Anna Karenina

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  • War and Peace

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  • The Death of Ivan Ilych

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  • The Kreutzer Sonata

    This book Free Webs Library - The Kreutzer Sonata - 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 Controve...

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  • Resurrection

    This book Free Webs Library - Resurrection - Resurrection is the last of Tolstoy s major novels It tells the story of a nobleman s attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a p...

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  • The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories

    This book Free Webs Library - The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy combined detailed physical description with perceptive psychological insight to sweep aside the sham of surface appearances and lay bare man s intim...

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  • Childhood, Boyhood, Youth

    This book Free Webs Library - 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 a...

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  • Hadji Murad

    This book Free Webs Library - Hadji Murad - 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 wi...

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  • A Confession

    This book Free Webs Library - A Confession - 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 w...

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  • The Cossacks

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The Kreutzer Sonata, The Death of Ivan Ilych, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Cossacks, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories, Resurrection, A Confession, Hadji Murad
Leo Tolstoy s classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine the unhappily married Anna Karenina and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky br br In their world frivolous liaisons are commonplace but Anna and Vronsky s consuming passion makes them a target for scorn and leads to Anna s increasing isolation The heartbreaking trajectory of their relationship contrasts sharply with the colorful swirl of friends and family members who surround them especially the newlyweds Kitty and Levin who forge a touching bond as they struggle to make a life together i Anna Karenina i is a masterpiece not only because of the unforgettable woman at its core and the stark drama of her fate but also because it explores and illuminates the deepest questions about how to live a fulfilled life br br Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude br, 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, 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, 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