Biography: Leo Tolstoy was born in Russia and was the fourth of five children. He was brought up by relatives since his parents died when he was a child. He studied law but he was dissatisfied with the standard of the education and never accepted his degree. He accumulated gambling debts and decided to join his brother in joining artillery regiment. His military experience and travels were used as background in several of his novels as were his experiences later as an educator and father of 13 children. He believed in using ordinary events and characters as the basis of his research to add elements of war, religion and feminism to his novels. He is best known for his novel War and Peace (written in 1863-1869), an epic novel of 560 characters which told the story of five families during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. His other masterpiece was Anna Karenina (written in 1873-1877), a tragic love story. His last major novel was Voskresenia (written in 1899). His collected works, consisting of 90 volumes, was published in the Soviet Union in 1928-58.

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  1. Resurrection
    Resurrection
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Rating: 2.2/5 (157 votes cast)

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    This epic romance novel tells the story of Russian society and justice from the depths of prison cells to the palaces of the rich. It centers on the story of a prince who discovers that the prostitute on trial is the woman he had loved and abandoned many years before when she was a young servant. His guilt motivates him to appeal for her release. This story of human redemption denounces the government, the church and the judicial system.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  2. Anna Karenina   -   Part 8
    Anna Karenina - Part 8
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Rating: 2.7/5 (120 votes cast)

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    Anna Karenina is the tragic love story of a woman in love who follows her heart and bears a son with her lover, while she is married to another man. She throws herself in front of an incoming train fearing her lover had lost his love for her.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  3. Anna Karenina   -   Part 7
    Anna Karenina - Part 7
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Rating: 2.7/5 (138 votes cast)

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    Anna Karenina is the tragic love story of a woman in love who follows her heart and bears a son with her lover, while she is married to another man. She throws herself in front of an incoming train fearing her lover had lost his love for her.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  4. Anna Karenina   -   Part 6
    Anna Karenina - Part 6
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Rating: 2.5/5 (108 votes cast)

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    Anna Karenina is the tragic love story of a woman in love who follows her heart and bears a son with her lover, while she is married to another man. She throws herself in front of an incoming train fearing her lover had lost his love for her.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  5. Anna Karenina   -   Part 5
    Anna Karenina - Part 5
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Rating: 2.5/5 (107 votes cast)

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    Anna Karenina is the tragic love story of a woman in love who follows her heart and bears a son with her lover, while she is married to another man. She throws herself in front of an incoming train fearing her lover had lost his love for her.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romance

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  6. Anna Karenina   -   Part 4
    Anna Karenina - Part 4
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Rating: 2.6/5 (101 votes cast)

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    Anna Karenina is the tragic love story of a woman in love who follows her heart and bears a son with her lover, while she is married to another man. She throws herself in front of an incoming train fearing her lover had lost his love for her.

    Category: Historical Romance

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  7. Anna Karenina   -   Part 3
    Anna Karenina - Part 3
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Rating: 2.5/5 (115 votes cast)

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    Anna Karenina is the tragic love story of a woman in love who follows her heart and bears a son with her lover, while she is married to another man. She throws herself in front of an incoming train fearing her lover had lost his love for her.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  8. Anna Karenina   -   Part 2
    Anna Karenina - Part 2
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Rating: 2.6/5 (119 votes cast)

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    Anna Karenina is the tragic love story of a woman in love who follows her heart and bears a son with her lover, while she is married to another man. She throws herself in front of an incoming train fearing her lover had lost his love for her.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  9. Anna Karenina   -   Part 1
    Anna Karenina - Part 1
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Rating: 2.8/5 (200 votes cast)

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    The story of a doomed love affair between a sensuous, rebellious woman in a loveless marriage who falls in love with a dashing officer. Set in nineteenth-century Russia, the love story is told within the hypocrisies of society, love and family happiness.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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