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Tolstoy's autobiographical 'A Confession' is a dissection of his soul, a study of his life's movement away from the religious certainties of youth, and a vital piece of reading which contextualises the great works he is best known for. Marking the point at which his life moved from the worldly to the spiritual, Tolstoy's philosophical reassessment of the Orthodox faith is a work which holds vital spiritual and intellectual importance to this very day.

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In Leo Tolstoy's A Confession (1884), he contemplates his life and the goals. He dwells on the principles of science, philosophy, and eastern wisdom while also taking into account the views of his colleagues and other intellectuals. Rejecting some of the practices of the Christian church, he presents his own personal perspective on faith and life.

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Leo Tolstoy was a Russian novelist and moral philosopher noted for his ideas of nonviolent resistance. His diary reveals an incessant pursuit of a morally justified life. He was known for his generosity to the peasants.His best known novels are War and Peace (1869), which Tolstoy regarded as an epic rather than a novel, and Anna Karenina (1877). His work was admired in his time by Dostoyevsky, Checkov, Turgenev, and Flaubert, and later by Virginia Woolf and James Joyce.

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