The Two Brothers and the Gold Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Brothers_and_the_Gold

"The Two Brothers and the Gold" ("Два брата и золото") is a short story by Leo Tolstoy written in 1885.


According to Nadejda Gorodetzky, this story discusses the joys of poverty if poverty is willingly accepted.[1] According to the Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy, one should regard this text as different from other of Tolstoy's works, in that the narrator's stance is more objective and neutral.[2]

Publication history[edit]

The work was published in collections in 1882 (with translations by Aylmer Maude and editing by Leo Wiener and Charles Theodore Hagberg Wright),[3] in 1903,[4] and again in 2016.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nadejda Gorodetzky (1938). The Humiliated Christ in Modern Russian Thought. Vol. 70. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
  2. ^ Donna Tussing Orwin, ed. (2002). The Cambridge Companion to Tolstoy. Cambridge University Press.
  3. ^ Leo Tolstoy (1882). Leo Wiener (ed.). The Complete Works of Count Tolstoy.
  4. ^ Leo Tolstoy (1903). More Tales from Tolstoi. Brentano's.
  5. ^ Leo Tolstoy (5 April 2016). LEO TOLSTOY – The Ultimate Short Stories Collection: 120+ Titles in One Volume (World Classics Series). e-artnow. ISBN 9788026852445.

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