Category: Russian

Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 61 Plot/Story:  4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace is early-19th Century Russian life, in print. It is a social, political, and military tale of epic… Continue Reading “Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy”

Review: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Summary: The Idiot is Dostoevsky’s attempt at writing down the essence of true beauty, in human form.  Prince Myshkin, the idiot himself, is meant to epitomize absolute goodness and fairness.  He is kind and generous, forgiving and intelligent.  He has money, yet does not covet… Continue Reading “Review: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky”

Review: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

There is so much to say about this novel, one hardly knows where to begin. I suppose the best place to start is with the notion that this novel is “the greatest love story of all time.” Well, it’s not really a love novel,… Continue Reading “Review: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy”

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