Author of “War and Homebusines” and “Anna Karenina”. Leo Tolstoy is known, word-wide, as one of the greatest authors of all time. His works include the masterpieces “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina”, depicting Russian life realistically, yet with a writing flaire that is gripping. These two books stand at the peak of realistic fiction.

Tolstoy was a moral philosopher, noted for his ideas of nonviolent resistance through his work of “The Kingdom of God is Within You”, which in turn had a profound influence on men like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. You can read his works, free of charge, online or off. You may copy his works for personal use or for your own web pages. HOWEVER, please DO NOT change the text! Help us maintain the integrity of his work, errors and all. We are still reading through his many wonderfully funny, sad and profoundly eye-opening novels and stories. His writings are so moving, you’ll discover that once you begin to read, you won’t be able to, or want to, stop!

War and Peace is generally thought to be one of the greatest novels ever written, remarkable for its breadth and unity. Its vast canvas includes 580 characters, many historical, others fictional. Translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude in 1922-3. This edition was translated by Constance Garnett in 1917. The second novel in Leo Tolstoy’s autobiographical trilogy, preceded by Childhood and followed by Youth. These works launched his writing career.