Tolstoy was a leading Russian novelist and one of the greatest literary
in the world. He studied agro-social problems and wrote treatise on
Tolstoy's greatness as a philosopher writer rests on three novels 'War
Peace', ‘Anna Karenina' and 'Resurrection'.
Tolstoy was born in
1828 in Russia. His
father and mother died when he was a boy. His uncle brought him up and
to Kazan for studies.
childhood, he showed no signs of greatness
and during youth he served in the army. In 1856, Tolstoy resigned from
and started pursuing a career in literary writing. Tolstoy published
stories which won him acclaim from the masses and critics.
age of thirty-four, Tolstoy married a
young lady of eighteen years. His wife was devoted to him. She took
responsibilities of the household, while Tolstoy devoted himself to
His first writing works were 'Childhood', 'Boyhood' and 'Youth'. His
became famous for they became medium of expression for human
hold appeal to the people of every era and every country.