Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

Born: September 9, 1828

Died: November 20, 1910

Nationality: Russian

Occupation: Novelist, playwright, essayist

Biography: 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.

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Source/Notes: Variant translation: "And yet in our world everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself" - Some Social Remedies (1900), Three Methods of Reform

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