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Leo Tolstoy


By Leo Tolstoy/Tolstoi.
Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  admired Russian author remembered for his novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina (1828-1910)
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Strongly Associated with:   War and Peace, Anna Karenina
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As a moral philosopher Tolstoy was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through works such as The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy  (retrieved 6/08)
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  • By Leo Tolstoy/Tolstoi.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Leo Tolstoy, "family happiness" passage highlighted in one of the books found with Chris McCandless’s remains.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Translated by Constance Garnett Part One Chapter 1 Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Where was Leo Tolstoy when I needed him? I kept wishing he’d show up so my mother could slap him instead.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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  • With these fateful words, Count Leo Tolstoy opened the novel of the spiritual dismemberment of his modern heroine, Anna Karenina.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Listen, in dreams and especially in nightmares, from indigestion or anything, a man sees sometimes such artistic visions, such complex and real actuality, such events, even a whole world of events, woven into such a plot, with such unexpected details from the most exalted matters to the last button on a cuff, as I swear Leo Tolstoy has never invented.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Sara slammed the door so hard that a sizable biography of Leo Tolstoy (last words: "The truth is .
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Long captivated by the writing of Leo Tolstoy, McCandless particularly admired how the great novelist had forsaken a life of wealth and privilege to wander among the destitute.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Leo Tolstoy [9] , Anna Karenina [7] , Dostoyevsky [9] , Pushkin [9] , Vladimir Nabokov [9]
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