You can find out more about Tolstoy's life, in the context of his work and major world events, in A Tolstoy Timeline.
Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, a Russian novelist, philosopher, and religious insurgent, lived from 1828 to 1910. While best known today for his novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Tolstoy also wrote innumerable short stories, essays, tracts, and plays. He is also regarded as the earliest proponent of nonviolent protest and the origin of much of that doctrine's ethical strength. His personal life was as tumultuous as one of his novels; he fathered 13 children with his wife, Sonya Behrs; their life together evolved from bliss to disaster.
A Brief Biography
A preface to the Tolstoy Timeline, this brief biography gives an overview of the influences and themes in Tolstoy's life.
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How to use the Timeline:
Click and drag the bottom right corner of the window to enlarge the timeline.
Use the Slidebar to adjust the time period displayed in the timeline.
As you scroll over points on the timeline, you can read more about significant events and, in some cases, view related images.
Or, click on a title in the listing of Tolstoy's major works to see it located on the Timeline.
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