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A Week in Literary History

September 9th, 2002

Russian novelist Count Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina, 1878) is born at Yasnaya Polyana, in the province of Tula, in 1828.

Leo Tolstoy, b. September 9, 1828, d. 1910

In 1860 Tolstoy met Victor Hugo in Paris, and the French writer’s example enabled Tolstoy to achieve the monumental in literature after he had started as a dissolute, privileged upper-class writer. He later became famous as a pacifist, anarchist, and mystic Christian, but his legacy is literary: his magnificent novels and short fiction.

Suggested Reading Novels Youth, 1856. War and Peace, 1869. Anna Karenina, 1877. The Death of Ivan Ilyich, 1886. The Kreutzer Sonata, 1889. Short fiction Any good collection.

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