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Publication Order of Autobiographical Novels

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

War and Peace (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anna Karenina (1877)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Resurrection (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Decembrists (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Raid (1853)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Hussars (1856)Description / Buy at Amazon
Albert (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Happiness (1859)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cossacks (1863)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Sees the Truth, but Waits (1872)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Prisoner in the Caucasus (1872)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Death of Ivan Ilych (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kholstomer (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kreutzer Sonata (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walk in the Light While There is Light (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master and Man (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father Sergius (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forged Coupon (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hadji Murat (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
Polikushka and Two Hussars (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine and Human and Other Stories (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lost Opportunity (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Exile and Other Stories (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Old Acquaintance (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diary of a Lunatic/Three Deaths (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Work, Death, and Sickness (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Leo Tolstoy Fables Books

What Men Live by and Other Tales (1885)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Much Land Does a Man Need? and Other Stories (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ivan the Fool (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Candle (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Godson (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wisdom of Children (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Old Men (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Esarhaddon, And Other Tales (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Love is There God is Also (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

The Power of Darkness (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Light That Shines in the Darkness (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Was Dead and the Cause of It All (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Living Corpse (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fruits of Enlightenment (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

What Then Must We Do? (1391)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Confession (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel in Brief (1883)Description / Buy at Amazon
What I Believe (1884)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Life and Essays on Religion (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Step: on vegetarianism (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingdom of God Is Within You (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bethink Yourselves! (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Calendar of Wisdom (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tolstoy on Shakespeare (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of Love and the Law of Violence (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Slavery of Our Times (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guy De Maupassant (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Do Men Stupefy Themselves? (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christianity and Patriotism (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Is to Be Done? and Life (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Church and State and Other Essays (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christian Teaching (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Four Gospels Harmonized and Translated by Leo Tolstoy (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Religion and Morality (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
What is Art? (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Anthologies

San Francisco Stories (By: John Miller) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Los Angeles Stories (By: John Miller) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question (With: William Shakespeare,Virginia Woolf,Ambrose Bierce,Graham Greene,Langston Hughes,Emily Dickinson,John Donne,Plato,Jorge Luis Borges,Gustave Flaubert,Robert Coles,Walker Percy,Albert Camus,Cynthia Ozick,William Styron,Dorothy Parker,Sylvia Plath,Primo Levi,Phillip Lopate,John Miller,Genevieve Anderson,Alfred Alvarez,Howard Kushner,Émile Durkheim) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Orleans Stories (By: John Miller,Genevieve Anderson) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicago Stories (By: Stuart Dybek,John Miller) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Southwest Stories (By: D.H. Lawrence,Alison Moore,Barry Gifford,Sandra Cisneros,Larry McMurtry,Sam Shepard,Leslie Marmon Silko,C.G. Jung,John Miller,Georgia O'Keefe) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Florida Stories (By: Dave Barry,Elmore Leonard,Ernest Hemingway,John D. MacDonald,Damon Runyon,Isaac Bashevis Singer,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Stephen Crane,Zora Neale Hurston,Elizabeth Bishop,Tennessee Williams,Alison Lurie,Wallace Stevens,John Sayles,John James Audubon,Joy Williams,Joan Didion,John Miller,KirstenMiller,William Bartram) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lust: Lascivious Love Stories and Passionate Poems (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alaska Stories (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Stories (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
San Francisco Thrillers (By: Tim Smith,John Miller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cape Cod Stories (By: Tim Smith,John Miller) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
OOB: Anthology series. The author will have written at least one story in this series.

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Sebastopol Sketches (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twenty-three Tales (With: Louise Maude,Aylmer Maude,Lev Tolstoy) (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

War: An Anthology(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magical Realist Fiction(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Famous and Curious Animal Stories(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horse & Pony Stories(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Classic Novellas(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Stories by Leo Tolstoy(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to Change the World: From Pankhurst to Orwell(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Following the Call: Living the Sermon on the Mount Together(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Russian Short Stories(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Russian Short Stories(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Greatest Tales of Regency Romance(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dover Anthology of Classic Christmas Stories(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Leo Tolstoy was one of the highly reputed writers from Russia, who used to write primarily write short stories and novels. In the later parts of his career, he also wrote essays and plays. Two of the most popular works of Leo include ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘War and Peace’. These two novels are regarded as top class realistic fiction and are included among the greatest books of all time. A number of prominent personalities think that Leo was one of the greatest novelists of the world. He was equally well known for having a paradoxical and complicated persona as well as for having extreme ascetic and moralistic views. It is believed that Leo adapted such views after going trough a moral breakdown and subsequent spiritual awakening during the 1970s. Following this, Leo also became a famous as a social reformer and moral thinker. The literal interpretation of Leo’s ethical teachings of Lord Jesus, which centered on the Mount’s Sermon, enabled him to become a Christian anarcho-pacifist and anarchist in the later years of his life. The ideas that Leo followed based on the nonviolent resistance were expressed in prominent manuscripts related to God and inner peace, and also had a great impact on some 20th century pivotal figures such as Martin Luther King Jr and Mohandas Gandhi. The realistic fiction that Leo wrote about were based on the feelings that he went through while living in the surroundings of his time. He wrote what he felt and used it to inspire the common people. Leo started his career as a published author in 1852 with the publication of his autobiographical book titled Childhood. He also released a short story called The Raid along with the book. Leo was born as Count Lev Nikolayvich Tolstoy on September 9, 1828. His birth took place in an aristocrat family in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia. He went on to achieve critical acclaim in literature during his twenties with the release of his autobiographical trilogy, including Boyhood and Youth in addition to his first book Childhood. Based on what he experienced during the Crimean War, Leo wrote a book called Sevastopol Sketches, which increased his popularity even more.

During the late 1870s, Leo started advocating Henry George’s economic philosophy called Goergism, which he even incorporated in his works, specifically in Resurrection. Leo’s family was well known as Russian nobles as his parents had served in 1812’s Patriotic War as Count and Countess. Leo lost both his parents when he was very young and therefore, he and his 4 siblings were raised by some relatives. In the year 1844, Leo enrolled at the Kazan University to study oriental languages and law. However, he was considered as unwilling and unable to learn by his teachers. Eventually, he left studies with graduating and went on to join the army along with his brother. It was around this time Leo started trying his hand at writing. The days that he spent in the army and a couple of trips to Europe between 1951 and 1861 enabled Leo to undergo a drastic change from being a privileged and a dissolute author to a spiritual and non-violent anarchist. Leo is included among the very few who understood the importance and significance of printing press and education at that time. This enabled him to write several educational notebooks as well. The enthusiasm made him return to his hometown and establish as many as 13 schools for the children of Russian peasants, who were set free from being serfs in 1861. Leo went on to describe the principles of these schools in one of his essays published in 1862. However, the educational experiments that Leo carried out in the schools were very short lived because of the harrassment from the secret police of Tsar. In spite of the atrocities, Leo did not stop his educational institutions and as a result, one of the schools went on to be claimed as the first one to follow the democratic education’s coherent theory. Leo was married to a 16 years junior woman named Sohia Behrs. The two had a total of 14 children between them. The death of Leo occurred November 20, 1910, at a train station in Astapovo, due to pneumonia. Attempts were made by police to limit the number of people attending Leo’s funeral procession. Still, thousands of common men and peasants had gathered in the funeral.

The Anna Karenina series of novels written by Leo Tolstoy is comprised of 8 volumes, which were released between the years 1877 and 1882. The first volume of this series is titled as ‘Anna Karenina Vol 1’. The story revolves around the life of one of the prominent government officials of Russia named Anna Karenina. At the start of the book, Anna Karenina is shown as living through a confined life of upper middle class. Anna seems pretty much content with what she had in her life. She supported her unaffectionate husband as a perfect companion and served as a caring mom to her son, without complaining about anything. However, things begin to change when she comes across Count Vronsky. He is introduced as an officer. Vronsky pursues Anna Karenina, which makes her fall in love with Vronsky madly. When her husband comes to know about her affair, he refuses to giver her divorce. Therefore, Anna decides to leave everything and runs away with Vronvky. With the passage of days, Vronsky becomes too unhappy and bored with living a life of social outcast. He decides to abandon Anna and returns back to service. The military and the society accepts him happily. On the other hand, Anna loses all her hope as the society shuns her. She comes in front of a train and commits suicide.

The series comprises of another magnificent volume in the form of ‘Anna Karenina Vol 4’. It was released in 1882. This volume shows the magnificent story of Anna Karenina. Leo has presented the rebelliousness and classical sensuality against the existing customs. The novel serves as a unique example of the social realism that depicts the tragedy and the plight of a wilful lady like Anna Karenina, who decides to break the old conventions of the society and lead her life at her own will. However, her life does not turn out as she expected and when she thinks of going back to her normal life, the society does not accept her back. Feeling cheated by life, she takes the decision of ending it as she cannot the bear the tragedy anymore. The story was highly praised by one and all and went on to become a great success. It helped Leo to establish himself as a writer of realistic fiction. The success also motivated him to write many more such novels throughout his life.

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