Divine and Human and Other Stories

Trade Paper – $16.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1762-4
Publication Date
June 2000
Page Count
112 pages
Trim Size
5 1/8 x 7 3/4

Divine and Human and Other Stories

Leo Tolstoy

Drawing on the tragic past of Russia and its empire to comment on the issues and ideas of his day, Leo Tolstoy wrote the stories in Divine and Human and Other Stories during the chaos surrounding the 1905 revolution. These stories, presented together for the first time, show the depth of, and contradictions in, Tolstoy's thought as he tried to reconcile his harsh religious beliefs with humanist appeals for justice. Taken as a whole, the collection is a revealing look at the complex life and thought of a literary giant.

About the Author

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) wrote two of the great novels of the nineteenth century, War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

Gordon Spence is a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is the author of Tolstoy the Ascetic and has published widely on English authors.

"This book is a life-giving and spiritually enriching piece."  --Washington & Jefferson College Magazine