• What did Tolstoy write?

    March 25, 2015
    What did Tolstoy write?

    This writer and philosopher, of course, is one of the key figures of pre-revolutionary Russian literature. What did Leo Tolstoy write? He left behind a diverse artistic heritage in the form of novels and novels, short stories and journalism. Also a special place in his work is occupied by philosophical arguments expressed in letters and articles, the writer's diary.


    The most famous works of a wide circle of readers in our country and abroad are writer novels such as War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Decembrists, Resurrection, the trilogy Childhood. Adolescence. Youth". These works have been translated into many languages ​​of the world, deeply revered by literary critics of many countries, and are used in the university and school curriculum. The epic War and Peace, written over a decade (1863-1873), is a peculiar slice of Russian society of the 19th century. By its globality, it occupies one of the first places in Russian literature.

    Novels and stories

    Of the most famous stories - "The Morning of the Landowner" (even the film was shot), The Death of Ivan Ilyich, The Kreutzer Sonata, The Notes of a Madman, Hadji Murat. Tolstoy also wrote shorter forms - stories. The most famous are the cycle “Sevastopol Stories”, “Stories from Country Life” and others depicting the life of the Russian hinterland and the characters of the peasants. The most famous work-drama - "Living Corpse."

    For children

    Leo Tolstoy also wrote for younger age. The stories "Filippok", "Three Bears", "Alphabet" for children entered the treasury of children's literature, are studied in elementary grades.

    Fables and parables, diaries and articles

    The writer translated Aesop's fables into Russian, giving the traditional heroes a peculiar flavor: “The Wolf and the Lamb”, “The Wolf and the Fox”, “The Dragonfly and the Ants”, “The Fox and the Grapes”. And in philosophical parables (“Than people live”, “Three elders”, “Wolf”, for example) expressed their philosophical views in allegorical form. In the articles he expressed his socio-political preferences (“I can’t be silent”, “On socialism”), and in diaries I openly described my creative and life quests.

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