Tolstoy: Volume 9 (Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and by Ernest Joseph Simmons

By Ernest Joseph Simmons

Tolstoy’s repute as one of many world’s maximum novelists hasn't ever been doubtful, however the value of his perspectives at the social, ethical and non secular problems with his time isn't really so commonly known. This learn, first released in 1973, offers an creation to the ancient and cultural history of Tolstoy’s lifetime, then occurring to contemplate the most important occasions of his constructing character as a author and reformer.

As good as contemplating the well-known novels and literary feedback, Simmons treats his academic theories and perform, famine reduction paintings, non secular crises and non secular, social and ethical ideals, as mirrored in debatable writings similar to What I Believe, What Then needs to We Do? and The nation of God Is inside You. He additionally investigates Tolstoy’s involvement in executive, conflict and revolution, and the relevance of his reformist perspectives within the modern international.

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