Leo Tolstoy Other Literary Forms

Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)
0111201595-Tolstoy.jpg Leo Tolstoy (Library of Congress) Published by Salem Press, Inc.

Leo Tolstoy is most famous as the author of two superb novels, Voyna i mir (1865-1869; War and Peace, 1886) and Anna Karenina (1875-1878; English translation, 1886). He wrote one other full-length novel, Voskreseniye (1899; Resurrection, 1899), and a number of novellas, such as Destvo (1852; Childhood, 1862), Otrochestvo (1854; Boyhood, 1886), Yunost’ (1857; Youth, 1886), Kazaki (1863; The Cossacks, 1872), and Khadzi-Murat (1911; Hadji Murad, 1911). His fiction tends to overshadow his achievement as a dramatist; his plays include Vlast tmy (1887; The Power of Darkness, 1888) and Plody prosveshcheniya (1889; The Fruits of Enlightenment, 1891).