Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Standard Name: Tolstoy, Lev Nikolaevich
Used Form: Leo Tolstoy


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Cultural formation Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
MEC had a complicated relationship with her poor and working-class students. Although reading Tolstoy inspired her charitable acts, the idea of freely mixing with the lower classes repelled her. She eventually settled on the controlled...
Education Doris Lessing
Before attending school and after she left, Doris educated herself by reading. Her parents possessed copies of the classics, like Scott , Dickens , and Kipling . She read widely in the nineteenth century—her favourites...
Education Patricia Highsmith
PH went to various schools. She was removed from her first NewYork public school because her grandmother objected to her making friends with black children. Then came a small and select private school which she...
Education F. Tennyson Jesse
Though FTJ did not receive much formal education, she read voraciously. Important discoveries were theBrontësisters , Jane Austen , and Constance Garnett 's translations of Tolstoy .
Colenbrander, Joanna. A Portrait of Fryn. A. Deutsch.
Education Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
She read voraciously, preferring writers with the geographical rootedness which she herself lacked: George Eliot , Thomas Hardy , Charles Dickens , and from beyond the English tradition Marcel Proust , James Joyce , Henry James
Education Mary Lavin
It was, she said later, through reading that I passed from childhood to adulthood, first through a chance encounter with Eliot 's Adam Bede (and that was the end of the school stories)...
Education Zadie Smith
ZS went to Malorees Junior School and then to Hampstead Comprehensive .
Tew, Philip. Zadie Smith. Palgrave Macmillan.
She was a shy, quiet girl and an overweight, anti-social adolescent, who used reading as an escape and refuge. She also loved...
Friends, Associates Constance Garnett
In 1891 Edward Garnett brought home with him a Russian political exile, Felix Volkhovsky , who encouraged CG , then pregnant, to learn Russian. As a result of this friendship, she and Edward became acquainted...
Intertextuality and Influence Edith Templeton
Sometimes ET sets out to shock the reader, as when she remarks that Pilate is her favourite biblical character: the model of a detached, fair, and judicious colonial governor.
Templeton, Edith. The Surprise of Cremona. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Sometimes she writes persuasively, as...
Intertextuality and Influence Doris Lessing
Martha comes to see her marriage as repeating a terrible mistake already made by her mother: she is horribly metamorphosed, entirely dependent on her children for any interest in life, resented by them, and resenting...
Intertextuality and Influence Doris Lessing
Lessing spoke here of visiting a four-room school in Zimbabwe, looking out on miles of charred stumps which she remembered as having been long ago the most wonderful forest I have ever seen. It...
Intertextuality and Influence Rose Tremain
Most of the stories concern love, and some make creative use of the lives or works of other authors, like Tolstoy and Daphne Du Maurier . In The Closing DoorRT created a character who...
Intertextuality and Influence Christine Brooke-Rose
This sets out to explore the effects of various technological media on the novel genre. It begins with the apparent forcible entry into a story by Jane Austen of a great German contemporary of Austen:...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Lavin
It was later, when she began on a story about one of her Athenry aunts, when all of a sudden I knew that I had a facile gift. She then discovered for the first time...
Intertextuality and Influence Olive Schreiner
OS 's belated preface explains her anti-realist method, directed against the influence of Zola and Tolstoy , whose predictability she disliked. Here nothing can be prophesied. There is a strange coming and going of feet...


28 August 1828: Novelist Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy was born...

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28 August 1828

Novelist Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy was born at Iasnaia Poliana, an estate (which is variously transliterated) near Tula in Russia.

1852: Tolstoy's first published work, Childhood,...

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Tolstoy 's first published work, Childhood, appeared in the Russian literary journal entitled Contemporary.

17 December 1867: The first three of the eventual four volumes...

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17 December 1867

The first three of the eventual four volumes of Tolstoy 's epoch-making historicalnovelWar and Peace were announced in a Moscow newspaper as available.

1875-77: Tolstoy published Anna Karenina, one of the...

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Tolstoy published Anna Karenina, one of the great love stories of the world,
Noyes, George Rapall. Tolstoy. Dover Publications.
in the Russian Messenger.

1889: Leo Tolstoy published the novel Kreutzer...

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Leo Tolstoy published the novelKreutzer Sonata; it was quickly translated into English, French, and German.

1899-1900: Leo Tolstoy serially published his novel...

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Leo Tolstoy serially published his novelResurrection.

27 June 1904: The Times printed Tolstoy's letter on the...

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27 June 1904

The Times printed Tolstoy 's letter on the Russian-Japanese war, Bethink Yourselves, which was translated by Isabella Fyvie Mayo , as I. F. M., and Vladimir Grigorevich Chertkov .

1 August 1905: Isabella Fyvie Mayo (as I. F. M.) and Vladimir...

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1 August 1905

Isabella Fyvie Mayo (as I. F. M.) and Vladimir Grigorevich Chertkov (or V. Tchertkoef) published a translation of another letter from Tolstoy to the London Times, A Great Iniquity.

1906: Tolstoy on Shakespeare, which included a...

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Tolstoy on Shakespeare, which included a translation of Tolstoy by Isabella Fyvie Mayo as I. F. M., and Vladimir Grigorevich Chertkov as V. Tchertkoff (as well as an essay by George Bernard Shaw ), was published.

7 November 1910: Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, Russian novelist,...

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7 November 1910

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy , Russian novelist, died at Astapovo, Russia.

After March 2006: Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française, an unfinished,...

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After March 2006

Irène Némirovsky 's Suite Française, an unfinished, two-part novel about the Nazi occupation of France in 1941-2, reached print in English translation sixty-four years after composition.

16 April 2007: Novelist Yann Martel began a project of sending...

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16 April 2007

Novelist Yann Martel began a project of sending a book every two weeks to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper together with an admonitory letter; on a website he recorded the books sent and gave the...

1 July 2007: British publisher Tank Books released a series...

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1 July 2007

British publisher Tank Books released a series of classic books, Tales to Take Your Breath Away, designed to mimic cigarette packets—the same size, packaged in flip-top cartons with silver foil wrapping and sealed in cellophane.
TankBooks: Tales to Take Your Breath Away. http://web.archive.org/web/20090620103236/http://www.tankmagazine.com/tankbooks/.


Dane, Clemence et al. Anna Karenina. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, 1935.
Tolstoy, Lev Nikolaevich. The Novels of Leo Tolstoy. Translator Garnett, Constance, W. Heinemann, 1904.