A Confession

"With all my soul I longed to be in a position to join with the people in performing the rites of their faith, but I could not do it. I felt that I would be lying to myself,...

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A Landlord's Morning

"You always wished to appear original (...) but your originality is really nothing but excessive self-esteem."Nineteen-year-old Nekhlyudov writes to his aunt that he has given up...

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Bethink Yourselves!

"Bethink Yourselves" is a classic anti-war text by the great Russian author, Leo Tolstoy inspired by the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, and includes the following excerpt: Again...

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Little Girls Wiser Than Men

Two little girls from different houses happened to meet in a lane between two homesteads, where the dirty water after running through the farm-yards had formed a large puddle. One...

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Stories Of Leo Tolstoy

A collection of short stories from one of the most famous writers of very long novels Leo Tolstoy, including: Ilyas, Little Girls Wiser Than Men, The Coffee-House of Surat. 'For...

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The Godson

A son was born to a poor peasant. He rejoiced and went to a neighbour to ask him to stand as godfather to the boy. The neighbour refused. He did not want to be godfather to a poor...

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Three Questions And Other Tales

It once occurred to a King that if he knew the right moment when to begin on any work and the right kind of people to have or not to have dealings with and the thing to do that...

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The Cossacks

Dmitri Olenin, a privileged disenchanted nobleman joins the army as a cadet, in the hopes of escaping the superficiality of his daily life. In his quest to find completeness, he...

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The Empty Drum

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) began writing when he was stationed in the Caucasus in the Russian army. After fighting in the Crimean war, he settled in St. Petersburg, where he wrote a...

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Ivan El Imbecil Y Otros Cuentos

Aventuras cómicas de Ivan: León Tolstoi es mejor recordado por sus novelas inmensas épicos como "Ana Karenina" y sobre todo "La guerra y la paz" y nos hacen olvidar las...

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