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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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(ˈtɒlstɔɪ; Russian talˈstɔj)
(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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or Tol•stoi

(ˈtoʊl stɔɪ, ˈtɒl-, toʊlˈstɔɪ, tɒl-)

Leo or Lev Nikolaevich, Count, 1828–1910, Russian novelist and social critic.
Tol′stoy•an, adj., n.
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About Mikhelson's army I understand- Tolstoy's too...
The man came forward, and some one--a woman--arose and asked about some opinion the speaker had expressed concerning Tolstoy. Jurgis had never heard of Tolstoy, and did not care anything about him.
You may read the greatest part of Dickens, as you may read the greatest part of Hawthorne or Tolstoy, and not once be reminded of literature as a business or a cult, but you can hardly read a paragraph, hardly a sentence, of Thackeray's without being reminded of it either by suggestion or downright allusion.
He had shot big game in Siam, pearled in the Paumotus, visited Tolstoy, seen the Passion Play, and crossed the Andes on mule-back; while he was a living directory of the fever holes of West Africa.
His large and daring cosmic theories advertised his austere life and innocent, if somewhat frigid, morality; he held something of the position of Darwin doubled with the position of Tolstoy. But he was neither an anarchist nor an antipatriot; his views on disarmament were moderate and evolutionary-- the Republican Government put considerable confidence in him as to various chemical improvements.
When Tolstoy decides to go travelling, without his wife, he only makes it as far as a railway station before catching pneumonia.
THE LAST STATION Cert 15, 113mins The final months of Leo Tolstoy's life are brought to the screen for a sumptuous but uneven drama that plays more like an Oscars love letter than a film designed to be watched.
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Yet this instantly-engaging story about a battle for the rights of dying author Leo Tolstoy's work is a richly-enjoyable period drama with a commendably light touch.
That's just one reason to tune in to Horse People with Alexandra Tolstoy, a new series which began last week, which follows the grand-niece of the renowned writer Leo Tolstoy, as she explores different cultures around the world that depend on our four-legged friends.
MAGICIAN WITH ARABESQUES, conjuror with scrolls, romancer with sweeping leaves, Carolinda Tolstoy has covered her ceramics with these and other design motifs for many successful years.
BUILDING A UNIQUE BRIDGE between East and West, antique and avant-garde, Countess Carolinda Tolstoy is in the business of evolving the Islamic ceramic aesthetic, while creating an original art form.