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Tol·stoy

or Tol·stoi  (tōl′stoi, tŏl′-, təl-stoi′), Count Leo or Lev Nikolayevich 1828-1910.
Russian writer whose great novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877) offer extraordinary detail and profound psychological insights. His later theories of ethics and morality recommended nonparticipation in and passive resistance to evil.

Tol·stoy′an adj. & n.
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Tolstoy

(ˈtɒlstɔɪ; Russian talˈstɔj)
n
(Biography) Leo, Russian name Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. 1828–1910, Russian novelist, short-story writer, and philosopher; author of the two monumental novels War and Peace (1865–69) and Anna Karenina (1875–77). Following a spiritual crisis in 1879, he adopted a form of Christianity based on a doctrine of nonresistance to evil
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Tol•stoy

or Tol•stoi

(ˈtoʊl stɔɪ, ˈtɒl-, toʊlˈstɔɪ, tɒl-)

n.
Leo or Lev Nikolaevich, Count, 1828–1910, Russian novelist and social critic.
Tol′stoy•an, adj., n.
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To understand the answer to this question, you must read Russian writer Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy's (simply known by English speakers as Leo Tolstoy) story titled "How Much Land Does a Man Need?This was the story of a peasant named Pahom who at the time used to boast that if he had enough land, he will not fear the devil.
One of the all-time great novels, Anna Karenina was written in 1878 by Russian novelist Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, known in English as Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910).
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9 September 1828-20 November 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist regarded as one of the greatest of all time.
Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Tolstoy's False Disciple: The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov" should be considered a mandatory addition to academic library collections and supplemental studies reading lists for students of Russian history in general, and Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy in particular.