Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world’s greatest novelists. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.
His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist. His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leo Tolstoy – Anna Karenina (read by Davina Porter)
Leo Tolstoy – War And Peace (read by Frederick Davidson)
Leo Tolstoy – The Death Of Ivan Ilych (read by Oliver Ford Davies)
Leo Tolstoy – Resurrection (read by Neville Jason)
Leo Tolstoy – The Cossacks (read by David Thorn)
Leo Tolstoy – Father Sergius And Other Short Stories (read by Simon Vance)
Leo Tolstoy – The Devil And Other Stories (read by George Guidall, Kevin R. Free, Suzanne Toren and T. Ryder Smith)