A Morning of a Landed Proprietor Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Morning_of_a_Landed_Proprietor

"A Morning of a Landed Proprietor" is a short story by Leo Tolstoy written and published in 1852, early in Tolstoy's career.

Publication History[edit]

It has since been republished numerous times, such as when it was republished in 1904 by D. Estes[1] and in 2021 by Good Press.[2]

Social Issues[edit]

In this work, Tolstoy shows his developing, deep thought about social conditions and issues in Russia, particularly regarding the peasants.[3] According to literary critic George Steiner, this piece by Tolstoy proves that even early on, he regarded writing as serving a social purpose, and not as existing solely for entertainment purposes.[4]

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  1. ^ Leo Tolstoy (1904). The Complete Works of Count Tolstoy: A landed proprietor. The Cossacks. Sevastopol.
  2. ^ Leo Tolstoy (2021). A Morning of a Landed Proprietor. Good Books.
  3. ^ The Journal of Leo Tolstoi; First Volume--1895-1899. Translated by Rose Strunsky. Alfred A. Knopf. 1917. p. vi.
  4. ^ George Steiner (1959). Tolstoy Or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism. Open Road Media.