In Russia S Struggle With Napoleon, Tolstoy Saw A Tragedy That Involved All Mankind Greater Than A Historical Chronicle, War And Peace Is An Affirmation Of Life Itself, A Complete Picture , As A Contemporary Reviewer Put It, Of Everything In Which People Find Their Happiness And Greatness, Their Grief And Humiliation Tolstoy Gave His Personal Approval To This Translation, Published Here In A New Single Volume Edition, Which Includes An Introduction By Henry Gifford, And Tolstoy S Important Essay Some Words About War And Peace
commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world s greatest novelists Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho pacifist His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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