Libraries are filled with such characters—just ask Tolstoy, writes Liesl Schillinger.
That line from Tolstoy has almost become hackneyed, that is until it is proven true yet again.
That one line merits a single page reference for Tolstoy in the index.
But genuine strength, as Tolstoy understood so well, comes from humility, not hubris.
And the conceit of total artifice deprives us of what Tolstoy is best at: marrying artifice with verisimilitude.
Tolstoy portrayed the vices of the educated Russian and the evils of wage-slavery which followed the emancipation of the serfs.
These essays form an admirable introduction to Tolstoy's philosophy.
A true history of Tolstoy's life must be preserved in the greatest possible fullness for future generations.
I looked like a cross between Count Tolstoy and a June lobster.
You should also look up the history of the Ireland forgeries, unless, as is very probable, Tolstoy has anticipated you in this.