This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents Introduction: Leo Tolstoy — Biography What is Art? Wherein Is Truth In Art? On the Significance of Science and Art Shakespeare and the Drama The Works of Guy De Maupassant A. Stockham'sTokology Amiel's Diary S. T. Seménov's Peasant Stories Stop and Think! Criticisms on Tolstoy: “Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky” by Maurice Baring My Literary Passions: “Tolstoy” by William Dean Howells Essays on Russian Novelists: “Tolstoi” by William Lyon Phelps “Tolstoy the Artist” and “Tolstoy the Preacher” by Ivan Panin “Tolstoy and the Cult of Simplicity” by G. K. Chesterton The Critical Game: “Tolstoy” by John Macy “Count Tolstoi and the Public Censor” by Isabel Hapgood Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877) which are often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays.