Leo Tolstoy

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The Kreutzer Sonata

The Kreutzer Sonata

by Leo Tolstoy

One of the worlds greatest novelists, Leo Tolstoy was also the author of a number of superb short stories, one of his best known being The Kreutzer Sonata. This macabre story involves the murder of a wife by her husband. It is a penetrating study of j...

Narrator: Simon Prebble
Published: 02/03/2012
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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy

A magnificent drama of vengeance, infidelity, and retribution, Anna Karenina portrays the moving story of people whose emotions conflict with the dominant social mores of their time.

Narrator: Lorna Raver
Published: 06/30/2010
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What Is Art

What Is Art?

by Leo Tolstoy

What Is Art? is the result of fifteen years reflection on the nature and purpose of art. Tolstoy claims that all good art is related to the authentic life of the broader community and that the aesthetic value of a work of art is not independent of it...

Narrator: Geoffrey Blaisdell...
Published: 07/23/2008
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Othe...

by Leo Tolstoy

Six stories, including the titular meditation on mortality, from the celebrated author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

Narrator: George K. Wilson
Published: 02/09/2009
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

by Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy is quite simply one of the greatest writers to ever set pen to paper. Immortalized by such epic novels as War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Tolstoy's genius was also readily apparent in his short fiction. The Death of Ivan Ilych follows the...

Narrator: George Guidall
Published: 11/12/2007
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The Cossacks

The Cossacks

by Leo Tolstoy

In the setting of what is presentday Kazakhstan, Tolstoy examines two psychological problems. The first dilemma is that of a young man who desires both fulfilling love and a place as a respected member of society. The other is the difficulty of a prim...

Narrator: various readers
Published: 01/01/2006
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A Confession

A Confession

by Leo Tolstoy

At this time I began to write, from vanity, greed, and pride. In my writings I did exactly as in life. In order to possess the glory and the wealth for whose sake I wrote, it was necessary to conceal the good, and to display the bad. And so I did. ...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 01/01/2011
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The Resurrection

The Resurrection

by Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy stands tall among the great Russian novelists of the nineteenth century. In fact he fellowships with a handful of great story tellers of all time, the men and women who write literary masterpieces. Tolstoy based Resurrection, the last of h...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 03/01/2005
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Tolstoy Father Sergius  Other Short Stories

Tolstoy: Father Sergius & Other S...

by Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy is perhaps best recognized as the author of the classic novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina. While he was able to sustain complex and moving plots though large novels, his ability as a great writer also is demonstrated in his many short sto...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 09/01/2005
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Tolstoy The Death of Ivan Ilyich  Master and Man

Tolstoy: The Death of Ivan Ilyich...

by Leo Tolstoy

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner. In these two famous short novels, Leo Tolstoy takes readers to the brink of despair. At the end of life worldly ambition offers no consolation for the spiritually empty soul. But Tolstoy is the master of themes of ...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 09/01/2005
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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." This is the famous opening sentence of Tolstoi's epic love story between Anna Arkadyevna Karenina and her Count Vronsky. Anna Karenina (1877) by Leo Tolstoy is a classic s...

Narrator: Davina Porter
Published: 07/15/2004
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My Religion

My Religion

by Leo Tolstoy

In My Religion, Leo Tolstoy accuses the church of hiding the true meaning of Jesus, which is to be found in the Sermon on the Mount and the call to resist evil. For Tolstoy, it is this command which has been most damaged by ecclesiastical interpretati...

Narrator: Bob Souer
Published: 06/07/2016
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The Two Pilgrims

The Two Pilgrims

by Leo Tolstoy

eo Tolstoy's story Two Old Men tells the tale of two men, Efim and Elisha, who decide that before they die they must make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. After months of planning, they collect what they will need and begin to walk. After a long day on the ...

Narrator: Valle & Young
Published: 08/07/2016
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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy

When beautiful, aristocratic, and married Anna falls madly in love with the dashing Count Vronsky, their affair shocks Russian society, tears her family apart, and leads, inevitably, to tragedy. <br><br>Count Leo Tolstoy's epic story of pa...

Narrator: Alfred Molina
Published: 11/01/1999
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