Explore BrainMass

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

The significance of the life of Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) - How does Tolstoy's life story play out in his writings?

Solution Preview

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)-

"All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" (Anna Karenina)

Leo Tolstoy, whose full name was the most unwieldy Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, was born at Yasnaya Polyana near Tula in Russia on 28 August 1828. He was educated at home in Moscow between 1837 and 1841, in Kazou 1841-44 and at Kazou University 1844-7 although he left with no degree. At sixteen he was initiated into the worlds of both sex and the illicit sex trade when he lost his virginity to a prostitute. This early experience may have impacted his later focus on morality and death themes linked through association of sin, guilt, fear, and ultimately, death.

Allegedly he then sat at the end of the bed and cried. He married Sofia ...

Solution Summary

This solution explores the significance of the life of Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), providing information about how Tolstoy's life story played out in his writings.