Who is Leo Tolstoy

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (; Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой, IPA: [ˈlʲef nʲɪkɐˈla(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ tɐlˈstoj] (listen); 9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7 November] 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1909; the fact that he never won is a major controversy.Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, Tolstoy's notable works include the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1878), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved literary acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobio...
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Zennite001: the strongest of all warriors are these two — time and patience. leo tolstoy, war and peace
Fathers_writes: 12. fun fact about chess: leo tolstoy was awarded the military cross for valour in the field when he was to be awarded he forgot to go because he was absorbed in a game of chess
Ikbenchristen: “respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” - leo tolstoy -
Mynameislost1: everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. -leo tolstoy
Haroonrahimi: to be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. - leo tolstoy
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To A Shade
 by William Butler Yeats

If you have revisited the town, thin Shade,
Whether to look upon your monument
(I wonder if the builder has been paid)
Or happier-thoughted when the day is spent
To drink of that salt breath out of the sea
When grey gulls flit about instead of men,
And the gaunt houses put on majesty:
Let these content you and be gone again;
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