What is the point of view in Resurrection by Tolstoy?

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In Resurrection, Tolstoy uses the third-person-omniscient point of view, which is characteristic of his longer works, such as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. While the former of these begins with dialogue and the latter with a gnomic utterance that is one of the most famous opening lines in world literature, Resurrection begins with an observation which suggests a bird's eye view of its setting:

Though hundreds of thousands had done their very best to disfigure the small piece of land on which they were crowded together, by paving the ground with stones, scraping away every vestige of vegetation, cutting down the trees, turning...

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