Leo tolstoy, tolstoy also spelled tolstoi, russian in full lev nikolayevich, graf (count) tolstoy, (born august 28 [september 9, new style], 1828, yasnaya polyana, tula province, russian empire—died november 7 [november 20], 1910, astapovo, ryazan province), russian author, a master of realistic fiction and one of the world’s greatest novelists. Leo nikolaivich tolstoy was born on august 28, 1828 to princess marie volkonsky and count nicolas tolstoy tolstoy was born at yasnaya polyana, the volkonsky manor house on the road to kieff in russia it was here that he was to spend the majority of his adult life leo was the fourth and last son. An wilson on tolstoy's life and work, 100 years on after his early travels, he spent most of his life in the country at the family estate of yasnaya polyana, about 130 miles south of moscow. In this landmark biography of count lev nikolayevich tolstoy, an wilson narrates the complex drama of the writer's life: his childhood of aristocratic privilege but emotional deprivation, his discovery of his literary genius after aimless years of gambling and womanizing, and his increasingly disastrous marriage.
Tolstoy's writing is not only a russian treasure, but the world's probably, his three best-known works are war and peace , anna karenina , and the death of ivan ilyich , a story of a man who realizes he is dying and that he has wasted his life on meaningless pursuits. Like war and peace, anna karenina fictionalized some biographical events from tolstoy's life, as was particularly evident in the romance of the characters kitty and levin, whose relationship is said to resemble tolstoy's courtship with his own wife. Leo tolstoy: leo tolstoy, russian author, a master of realistic fiction and one of the world’s greatest novelists tolstoy is best known for his two longest works, war and peace (1865–69) and anna karenina (1875–77), which are commonly regarded as among the finest novels ever written war and peace in. Leo tolstoy biography leo tolstoy was one of the world’s pre-eminent writers becoming famous through his epic novels war and peace and anna karenina towards the end of his life, leo tolstoy became increasingly interested in a version of pacifist.
Leo tolstoy biography - lev nikolayevich tolstoy was a russian author best known for his novels war and peace and anna karenina which are considered to be the greatest novels of realist fiction their early married life was filled with contentment however, tolstoy’s relationship with his wife deteriorated as his beliefs became. Leo tolstoy biography leo tolstoy was one of the most acclaimed russian writers, who wrote the famous ‘war and peace’ and ‘anna karenina’ this biography gives detailed information about his childhood, life, works & timeline. Count lyov (also lev) nikolayevich tolstoy (english: / ˈ t oʊ l s t ɔɪ, ˈ t ɒ l-/ russian: лёв (also лев) николаевич толстой, tr lyov (also lev) nikoláyevich tolstóy ipa: (also) [nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ tɐlˈstoj] ( listen) 9 september [os 28 august] 1828 – 20 november [os 7 november] 1910), usually referred to in english as leo tolstoy, was a russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Army life and early literary career nikolay, tolstoy's eldest brother, visited him at in 1848 in yasnaya polyana while on leave from military service in the caucasus leo greatly loved his brother, and when he asked him to join him in the south, tolstoy agreed.
The life and times of leo tolstoy, one of the greatest authors in history dec 21, 2016 ian harvey leo tolstoy is considered to be one of the most important and prolific writers in history due to his two masterpiece novels, war and peace and anna karenina. 200 pages shorter than troyat's monumental biography, wilson gives us less of a novel of tolstoy's life and instead offers us more insights about the man and his times his theory is that tolstoy's genius lies in his ability to seamlessly merge fact and fiction, resulting in the supreme ilussion of his novels.
Like war and peace, anna karenina fictionalized some biographical events from tolstoy's life, as was particularly evident in the romance of the characters kitty and levin, whose relationship is said to resemble. His mother died when he was two years old, whereupon his father's distant cousin tatyana ergolsky took charge of the children in 1837 tolstoy's father died, and an aunt, alexandra osten-saken, became legal guardian of the children her religious dedication was an important early influence on tolstoy.
Leo tolstoy biography while tolstoy had an emotionally toiling early life, much of his later life was built around moralistic and ascetic views he experienced a spiritual awakening in the last three decades of his life, post which he became a moral thinker and social reformer it was during these trying times that tolstoy rushed to. Early life leo tolstoy traces his aristocratic origins back to the founding of the russian state in the ninth century his ancestors, at times faithful servants, at times opponents of the crown, amassed fame as well as respectable wealth over the centuries. Being a shorter biography, wilson naturally had to focus mostly on the highlights of tolstoy's life, but he was able to connect them to events of the time as well as explore the social, philopsophical and intellectual underpinnings of tolstoy.