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Though Tolstoy expressed his philosophy and theory of history with the same thoroughness and lucidity he devoted to his novels, he is known today chiefly for his important contributions to literature. Although his artistic influence is wide and still pervasive, few writers have achieved the personal stature with which to emulate his epic style. Main Characters Note: Every Russian has three names: first name, patronymic, last name. " Russians call each other by the Christian name and patronymic, rarely by surname.

Konstantin Dmitrich Levin (Kostya) Autobiographical hero of novel. Princess Katerina Alexandrovna Shtcherbatsky (Kitty) The eighteen year old debutante who becomes Levin's wife. Prince Stepan Arkadyevitch Oblonsky (Stiva) Anna's brother who is a pleasure-loving socialite. Princess Darya Alexandrovna Oblonsky (Dolly) Stiva's long-suffering wife and Kitty's older sister. Page 9 Nicolai Dmitrich Levin Levin's profligate brother who dies of tuberculosis. Sergei Ivanitch Koznyshev Levin's elder half-brother who is a famous writer and intellectual.

A. , and may not be used in whole or in part without written permission. Cliffs Notes, Inc. Lincoln, Nebraska Page 3 Contents The Life of Leo Tolstoy 5 Main Characters 8 A Brief Synopsis 9 Summaries and Commentaries Part 1 11 Part 2 23 Part 3 32 Part 4 39 Part 5 46 Part 6 52 Part 7 58 Part 8 63 Analysis of Plot Structure and Technique 66 Analysis of Themes 68 Character Analyses 71 Review Questions and Theme Topics 75 Selected Bibliography 76 Page 5 The Life of Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Leo Nicolaevich Tolstoy was the next to youngest of five children, descending from one of the oldest and best families in Russia.

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