History Creator / LeoTolstoy

2nd Jul '16 6:45:12 PM JamesAustin
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Leo Tolstoy (1828 1910) was a Russian writer and philosopher, best known in the English-speaking world for his novels, which include the notorious {{doorstopper}} ''Literature/WarAndPeace''.

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Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828 (Russian: Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й; 9 September [Old Style 28 August] 1828 20 November [Old Style 7 November] 1910) was a Russian writer and philosopher, best known in the English-speaking world for his novels, which include the notorious {{doorstopper}} ''Literature/WarAndPeace''.



!!Leo Tolstoy and other works by him provide examples of:

* ActualPacifist: The man himself became a die-hard pacifist in the later part of his life. He was one of the main inspirations for UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi's turn to the same. So naturally this trope is frequently debated in his work.

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!!Leo Tolstoy and other Tolstoy's works by him provide examples of:

* ActualPacifist: The This is frequently debated in his work, as the man himself became a die-hard pacifist in the later part of his life. He was one of the main inspirations for UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi's turn to the same. So naturally this trope is frequently debated in his work.life.



* AuthorTract: Most of his writing have varying degrees of this, especially his later works. A good reminder that TropesAreNotBad.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in ''What is Art?'' with Tolstoy arguing that beauty more often coincide with amorality and immorality than with goodness.

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* AuthorTract: Most of his writing have varying degrees of this, especially his later works. A good reminder that TropesAreNotBad.
TropesAreTools.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] {{inverted|Trope}} in ''What is Art?'' with Tolstoy arguing that beauty more often coincide with amorality and immorality than with goodness.



* CreatorBacklash: Tolstoy grew to '''despise''' much of his early work, which he came to viewed as nothing more vain attempts at getting recognition with no true artistic passion behind them. He also had a pretty low opinion on the quality of his work in general.

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* CreatorBacklash: Tolstoy grew to '''despise''' much of his early work, which he came to viewed as nothing more vain attempts at getting recognition with no true artistic passion invoked behind them. He also had a pretty low opinion on the quality of his work in general.
11th Jul '15 5:03:58 PM nombretomado
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* ActualPacifist: The man himself became a die-hard pacifist in the later part of his life. He was one of the main inspirations for [[MahatmaGandhi Mahatma Gandhi's]] turn to the same. So naturally this trope is frequently debated in his work.

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* ActualPacifist: The man himself became a die-hard pacifist in the later part of his life. He was one of the main inspirations for [[MahatmaGandhi Mahatma Gandhi's]] UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi's turn to the same. So naturally this trope is frequently debated in his work.
6th Feb '14 9:47:52 AM Eegah
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* {{Doorstopper}}: He was so infamous for it that his name has actually entered the Russian language to mean a very long book.
25th May '13 11:42:26 AM painocus
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Leo Tolstoy (1828 1910) was a Russian writer, best known in the English-speaking world for his novels, which include the notorious {{doorstopper}} ''Literature/WarAndPeace''.

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Leo Tolstoy (1828 1910) was a Russian writer, writer and philosopher, best known in the English-speaking world for his novels, which include the notorious {{doorstopper}} ''Literature/WarAndPeace''.
24th Apr '13 5:46:55 PM painocus
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* ActualPacifist: The man himself became a die-hard pacifist in the later part of his life. He was one of the main inspirations for [[MahatmaGandhi Mahatma Gandhi's]] turn to the same. So naturally this trope is frequently debated in his work.
10th Apr '13 2:19:53 AM LordGro
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* TheAntiNihilist



* MainstreamObscurity: At-least outside Russia.
10th Apr '13 2:18:25 AM LordGro
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* ActualPacifist: The man himself. He was one of the main inspirations for [[MahatmaGandhi Mahatma Gandhi's]] turn to the same.
* AngelUnaware: [[spoiler: Michael in "What Men Live By".]]

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* ActualPacifist: The man himself. He was one of the main inspirations for [[MahatmaGandhi Mahatma Gandhi's]] turn to the same.
* AngelUnaware: [[spoiler: Michael Michael]] in "What Men Live By".]]



* CreatorBreakdown
* GodIsGood: The church on the other hand... [[CorruptChurch have seen better days.]]

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* CreatorBreakdown
* GodIsGood: The church on the other hand... [[CorruptChurch have has seen better days.]]



-->"I cannot recall those years without horror, loathing, and heart-rending pain. I killed people in war, challenged men to duels with the purpose of killing them, and lost at cards; I squandered the fruits of the peasants' toil and then had them executed; I was a fornicator and a cheat. Lying, stealing, promiscuity of every kind, drunkenness, violence, murder there was not a crime I did not commit..."

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-->"I -->''"I cannot recall those years without horror, loathing, and heart-rending pain. I killed people in war, challenged men to duels with the purpose of killing them, and lost at cards; I squandered the fruits of the peasants' toil and then had them executed; I was a fornicator and a cheat. Lying, stealing, promiscuity of every kind, drunkenness, violence, murder there was not a crime I did not commit..." "''



* TheHeretic: Tolstoy was declared this by, and excommunicated from, the Orthodox Church.
10th Apr '13 2:15:41 AM LordGro
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Leo Tolstoy (1828 1910) was a Russian writer, best known in the English-speaking world for his novels, which include the notorious {{doorstopper}} ''WarAndPeace''.

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Leo Tolstoy (1828 1910) was a Russian writer, best known in the English-speaking world for his novels, which include the notorious {{doorstopper}} ''WarAndPeace''.
''Literature/WarAndPeace''.



* ''WarAndPeace''

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* ''WarAndPeace''
''Literature/WarAndPeace''
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1st Mar '13 8:39:35 AM painocus
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in ''What is Art?'' with Tolstoy arguing that beauty more often coincide with immorality than with goodness.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in ''What is Art?'' with Tolstoy arguing that beauty more often coincide with amorality and immorality than with goodness.


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* MainstreamObscurity: At-least outside Russia.
27th Feb '13 2:21:52 PM painocus
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!!Other works by Leo Tolstoy provide examples of:

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!!Other !!Leo Tolstoy and other works by Leo Tolstoy him provide examples of:



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in ''What is Art?'' with Tolstoy pointing out that beauty more often coincide with amorality than goodness.

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* AuthorTract: Most of his writing have varying degrees of this, especially his later works. A good reminder that TropesAreNotBad.
* TheAntiNihilist
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in ''What is Art?'' with Tolstoy pointing out arguing that beauty more often coincide with amorality immorality than with goodness.


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* CreatorBacklash: Tolstoy grew to '''despise''' much of his early work, which he came to viewed as nothing more vain attempts at getting recognition with no true artistic passion behind them. He also had a pretty low opinion on the quality of his work in general.
* CreatorBreakdown


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* HeelRealization: The autobiographical ''My Confession'' partly consist of Tolstoy having one of these:
-->"I cannot recall those years without horror, loathing, and heart-rending pain. I killed people in war, challenged men to duels with the purpose of killing them, and lost at cards; I squandered the fruits of the peasants' toil and then had them executed; I was a fornicator and a cheat. Lying, stealing, promiscuity of every kind, drunkenness, violence, murder there was not a crime I did not commit..."
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Tolstoy is a well-respected and famous writer and philosopher (at least in his country). In a autobiographical work of his, ''My Confession'', he mentions that he had recurring bouts of depression despite having what many would call a happy life: he had a beloved wife; good children; a large estate "which grew and increased without any labour on [his] part"; was respected and praised by friends, neighbours, and strangers alike; and was mentally and physically well (excluding his depression). Why was he depressed? Because he was wondering if life was even worth living. [[spoiler:[[RestoredMyFaithInHumanity In the end, he concluded that it was.]]]]
* TheHeretic: Tolstoy was declared this by, and excommunicated from, the Orthodox Church.
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