The Cause of It All Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cause_of_It_All

The Cause of It All is a play in two parts by Leo Tolstoy published in 1910, and later translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude. It heavily features anti-alcohol and teetotaling[1] themes.

It is recommended reading according to the 1925 publication, "A Study of the Modern Drama," according to Barrett Harper Clark.[2] It is quoted in a 2013 text about Tolstoy's work called "the Best Stories Don't Come from Good Vs. Bad But Good Vs. Good".[3]



  1. ^ Leo Tolstoy (2004). The Man Who Was Dead and the Cause of It All: Two Plays by Leo N. Tolstoy. University Press of the Pacific. Of the three plays left by Tolstoy for publication after his death, one is a short two-act Temperance play called in English The Cause of it All
  2. ^ Barrett Harper Clark (1925). A Study of the Modern Drama: A Handbook for the Study and Appreciation of the Best Plays, European, English and American, of the Last Half Century. D. Appleton.
  3. ^ Leo Tolstoy (2013). Leo Tolstoy's The Cause of it All. Copyright Group.