M.M asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Describe the subjects of Leo Tolstoy's work before 1879?

And after 1879 as well? how did it change

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  • 1 decade ago
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    War and Peace and Anna Karenina were both written prior to 1879. They were major works and are today considered about the best Leo Tolstoy ever wrote. Tolstoy himself, however, adopted a more ascetic, religious, moral attitude following the 1879 date you mention and his works reflect his new religious beliefs. He even disavowed his previous works as not reflecting reality. Most people today consider the work of his religious phase in life to be inferior to what came before.

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