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Works of Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

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. . .utioner, and the people all around, and the chains, and the prisoners, and his prison life of the last twenty-six years, and his old age. And such gloom came over him that he felt like laying hands on himself.

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"And all that on account of that evil-doer!" thought Aksénov.

And such a rage fell upon him against Makár Seménovich, that he wanted to have his revenge upon him, even if he himself were to be ruined by it. He said his prayers all night long, but could not calm himself. In the daytime he did not walk over to Makár Seménovich, and did not look at him.

Thus two weeks passed. At night Aksénov could not sleep, and he felt so sad that he did not know what to do with himself.

Once, in the night, he walked all over the prison, and saw dirt falling from underneath one bedplace. He stopped to see what it was. Suddenly Makár Seménovich jumped up from under the bed and looked at Aksénov with a frightened face. A. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Stories for Young People, written by Leo Tolstoy, edited by Donna Tussing Orwin and illustrated by Herve Blondon, is a 80 page children’s collection of folktales published by Sterling in 2005. It was written for grades 5 -8, ages 10 – 14. This A collection of five short stories by nineteenth

Translated to malayalam language titled 'Moonu Punyathmakkalum Mattu Kathakalum'

Neither action-packed, nor snarky, Tolstoy's gentle tone and straightforward plots makes me think of him as a Russian Mr. Rogers.

I don't know if Tolstoy wrote these stories or compiled them. They are small moral tales like Aesop's Fables, each only a paragraph long. Still they are interesting and worth reading.

I would not say this is for children. Good stories and I enjoy that there is a narrative thread throughout.

Why is it about A (devil)

This book would be amazing if it was not about the devil I hate the devil I love GOD.