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Sevastopol Sketches (Crimean War History) (Hardcover) By Leo Tolstoy
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In the Sevastopol Sketches, Leo Tolstoy evocatively recollects his experiences at the Siege of Sevastopol in 1854-1855, over the course of three short stories. Although the trio of tales which... More > comprise the Sevastopol Sketches are ostensibly fictional and written in the second person, they accurately recall Tolstoy's experiences as a young man witnessing the Crimean War. All three possess philosophical overtones, with the overarching theme being a vilification of war as a wasteful, senseless and foolish expenditure of human life. The Sevastopol Sketches establish Tolstoy as a pacifist who considered war to be one of the most depraved and lamentable events characterizing mankind. Years after publishing these sketches, Tolstoy would draw upon the Siege of Sevastopol as a critical supplement to the narrative of his epic novel - War and Peace.< Less
The Gospel in Brief (Hardcover) By Leo Tolstoy
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Tolstoy's exceptional account of the New Testament summarises the principle teachings of Jesus Christ. Though principally renowned for his fiction, Leo Tolstoy was an avid reader and enthusiast of... More > religion. His stories were commonly imbued with a spiritual element, and he would vest much energy in researching and absorbing the tenets of faith. To this end, he published numerous works surrounding his philosophy and religious beliefs. The Gospel in Brief is a commentary of the New Testament. The chapter titles are modelled after The Lord's Prayer, with each chapter examining various points in Jesus Christ's life as well as the principles of faith which the Son of God spoke of. Concepts such as the Kingdom of God and how to avoid the many temptations inherent to life are examples of leading subjects. Using his skills as a writer, Tolstoy ably and accurately relays the stories which Jesus tells his followers. Christ's allies and adversaries are mentioned, alongside their interactions with Jesus.< Less
The Gospel in Brief By Leo Tolstoy
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Tolstoy's exceptional account of the New Testament summarises the principle teachings of Jesus Christ. Though principally renowned for his fiction, Leo Tolstoy was an avid reader and enthusiast of... More > religion. His stories were commonly imbued with a spiritual element, and he would vest much energy in researching and absorbing the tenets of faith. To this end, he published numerous works surrounding his philosophy and religious beliefs. The Gospel in Brief is a commentary of the New Testament. The chapter titles are modelled after The Lord's Prayer, with each chapter examining various points in Jesus Christ's life as well as the principles of faith which the Son of God spoke of. Concepts such as the Kingdom of God and how to avoid the many temptations inherent to life are examples of leading subjects. Using his skills as a writer, Tolstoy ably and accurately relays the stories which Jesus tells his followers. Christ's allies and adversaries are mentioned, alongside their interactions with Jesus.< Less
Sevastopol Sketches (Crimean War History) By Leo Tolstoy
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In the Sevastopol Sketches, Leo Tolstoy evocatively recollects his experiences at the Siege of Sevastopol in 1854-1855, over the course of three short stories. Although the trio of tales which... More > comprise the Sevastopol Sketches are ostensibly fictional and written in the second person, they accurately recall Tolstoy's experiences as a young man witnessing the Crimean War. All three possess philosophical overtones, with the overarching theme being a vilification of war as a wasteful, senseless and foolish expenditure of human life. The Sevastopol Sketches establish Tolstoy as a pacifist who considered war to be one of the most depraved and lamentable events characterizing mankind. Years after publishing these sketches, Tolstoy would draw upon the Siege of Sevastopol as a critical supplement to the narrative of his epic novel - War and Peace.< Less

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