Leo Nikolaivich Tolstoy was born on September 9th, 1828, at his father's estate, Yasnaya Polyana. After publication of "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina," Tolstoy became known as the finest Russian author of the nineteenth century. Before you are his 20 greatest short stories for the first time in one collection. They are filled with tales of love, war, royalty and poverty. Annotations are included of difficult Russian terms. The stories included are: A Candle, After the Dance, Albert, Alyosha the Pot, An Old Acquaintance, Does a Man Need Much Land?, If You Neglect the Fire You Don't Put It Out, Khodinka: An Incident of the Coronation of Nicholas II, Lucerne, Memoirs of a Lunatic, My Dream, Recollections of a Scorer, The Empty Drum, The Long Exile, The Posthumous Papers of the Hermit Fedor Kusmich, The Young Tsar, There Are No Guilty People, Three Deaths, Two Old Men, and What Men Live By. The editor, Andrew Barger, gives an introduction that is not to be missed. Read the 20 greatest short stories of Leo Tolstoy today!
Russian writer COUNT LEV ("LEO") NIKOLAYEVICH TOLSTOY (1828-1910) is best known for his novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). ALSO FROM COSIMO: Tolstoy's The Kingdom of God Is Within You, The Cossacks, and The Pathway of Life