A Confession and Other Religious Writings   -     By: Leo Tolstoy, Jane Kentish
Buy Item $12.60 Retail: $14.00 Save 10% ($1.40) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

A Confession and Other Religious Writings

Penguin Classics / 1988 / Paperback

$12.60 (CBD Price)
Retail: $14.00
Save 10% ($1.40)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
CBD Stock No: WW444734

Current Promotions
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

By the time he was fifty Tolstoy had already written War and Peace and Anna Karenin, novels that would assure him of immortality. He had a wife, a large estate and numerous children; he was 'a happy man' and in good health, yet life had lost all meaning. ,em>A Confession (1879), a poignant fragment of autobiography, described a crisis familiar to many people. It records Tolstoy's depression and estrangement from the world, his desperate desire to find answers to the simplest questions of life and the beginnings of his passionate intellectual search for 'a practical religion not promising future bliss, but giving bliss on earth.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1988
ISBN: 0140444734
ISBN-13: 9780140444735
UPC: 051488014003
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Related Products

  1. Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy
    Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Save 10% $15.99 $14.39
  2. A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul
  3. War and Peace
    War and Peace
    Leo Tolstoy, Constance Garnett
    Save 35% $25.95 $16.99
  4. Walk in the Light and Twenty-Three Tales
    Walk in the Light and Twenty-Three Tales
    Leo Tolstoy
    Save 30% $20.00 $13.99

Author Bio

Count Leo Tolstoy was born on September 9, 1828, in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia. Orphaned at nine, he was brought up by an elderly aunt and educated by French tutors until he matriculated at Kazan University in 1844. In 1847, he gave up his studies and, after several aimless years, volunteered for military duty in the army, serving as a junior officer in the Crimean War before retiring in 1857. In 1862, Tolstoy married Sophie Behrs, a marriage that was to become, for him, bitterly unhappy. His diary, started in 1847, was used for self-study and self-criticism; it served as the source from which he drew much of the material that appeared not only in his great novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), but also in his shorter works. Seeking religious justification for his life, Tolstoy evolved a new Christianity based upon his own interpretation of the Gospels. Yasnaya Polyana became a mecca for his many converts At the age of eighty-two, while away from home, the writer suffered a break down in his health in Astapovo, Riazan, and he died there on November 20, 1910.

Product Reviews

Product Q&A


Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search