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By Leo Tolstoy | Comments: ( 963 ) | Date: ( May 25, 2020 )

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  • Title: Ivan the Fool
  • Author: Leo Tolstoy
  • ISBN: 9781444681598
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback

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Leo Tolstoy

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Russian commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world s greatest novelists Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho pacifist His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Comments Ivan the Fool

  • Tempo de Ler

    Apesar de uma história curta, simples e muito acessível, o conceito de Ivan, o Tolo passa por algumas das principais máculas da nossa espécie. Nele, Tolstoi contrapõe a existência simples e o carácter bondoso e generoso de Ivan com o perfil ambicioso, ávaro, materialista e preguiçoso dos seus irmãos. Sendo 'tolo', na sua inocência, Ivan conhece apenas um meio de atingir um propósito: o trabalho duro. Vive de modo modesto mesmo apesar das 'habilidades' extra que adquire; sem inveja do [...]

  • Cristiana de Sousa

    Uma daquelas histórias que deviam ser obrigatórias serem lidas a crianças xD E uma enorme lição de saber viver dada a adultos. O Tolstoi é mesmo um mestre. Adorei.

  • Mohammed Samih

    مصحوبة بقصة " موت إيفان إيليتش " و " كم أرض يحتاجها الإنسان " بنسخة Booksstreem booksstream/book/1793/قصة بالغة الروعة واللطف، دافئة للغاية بأجواءها وطريقة السرد الخفيفة التي تبدو مضحكة للغاية، رسم تولستوي شخصيات هذه القصة بالغة القصر بطريقة كلاسيكية بحتة، والمغزى الأخلاقي منها عظيم.إيفان ا [...]

  • Raquel

    Quando ser-se tolo é ter-se um bom coração, é porque algo no mundo não está bem. Tostoi escreve, apercebendo-se disso, um pequeno conto (de fadas - e diabos!) sobre a ganância, a guerra e o materialismo, face a um homem que, por ser tolo e ingénuo, adopta valores mais nobres na sua vida.emleiturasmarginais/

  • David5344

    I got feeing of regret for my immoral and sinful decisions when I read Ivan's moral and innocent actions. And I really liked the book because the content was about devils who wants to tempt to do wrong actions because those thing always happen in people's mind unconsciously. So the book showed how human keeps trying to be sinful.

  • Sheila

    I have to admit that I may be the fool, but I am not sure what the real point of this short story by Tolstoy is. Similar to an Aesop fable, the story seems to be preaching some message of Godliness over evil, as the Devil sends his minions to try to destroy Ivan and his brothers. There is also an underlying message that money has no value, and the only thing worth anything is physical labor, growing your own food, and making everything you need. Apparently, this is a book about Tolstoy's politic [...]

  • Akemi G

    A short story (often considered children's story) based on Russian folklore. I read it in Japanese translation on the public domain. Er . . . is this supposed to illustrate Tolstoy's ideal life and society? Bonus star for the sense of humor (not my kind, but I have a wide range of appreciation for funnies).

  • Hermien

    Written after Tolstoy suffered a spiritual crisis, Ivan the Fool is a fairy tale that offers children instruction in how to live rightly, simply, and generously. The story emphasizes the destructive aspects of materialism and militarism while idealizing manual labor and the peasant life.

  • Zhyar Fazladdin

    It is a very nice storyI really like subjects which Tolstoy writes about and the way he tells the storyi liked this book very muchand after reading it, you wish that you were a fool

  • Esteban Dilo

    Un cuento corto con una una historia muy buena, buenas enseñanzas, lo primero de Tolstói y la verdad que me dan ganas de leer aún mas.

  • Lauren Howard

    Note: I actually own a copy of this that comes in the back of a 2 volume set of Anna Karenin, but I have yet to read Anna Karenin, so I settled for this random edition on . I don't really know how to review this, as it's at its core a fairy tale, which has a moral and the common theme of three. It was a fun read today to pass the time :)

  • Aisha U H

    I definitely like Leo Tolstoy stories.This reminds me of Ondal the fool, a Korean folk tales (just from the title). Reading this, makes me think that most people with common sense or intelligence can actually make a fool of her/himself.

  • dv

    Piccolo racconto del Tolstoj più "maturo", apologo morale sul senso dell'essere "furbi" o "scemi" in cui vince la placida giustezza di Ivan, uomo "scemo" che aiuta i suoi fratelli "furbi" e sconfigge diavoli e diavoletti maligni.

  • Hugo

    SUBLIME!P.S. Boa integração no plano nacional de leitura!

  • MK

    It was written very much like a parable in the Bible. Easy language, easy to read. Simple moral lesson. I didn't rate it the night I finished it, b/c I wasn't sure if it was a 2-star, 3-star, or 4-star for me. In thinking about it, I've decided it's a 2-star for me, as I wouldn't want to use it for recommendations in the future.For what it is intended to be, it's really well done. :) Read on 5/8/2014. Part of a collection which included the novella "The Kreutzer Sonata", plus other short storie [...]

  • جلجامش Nabeel

    Ivan the Fool Leo Tolstoy 1886Russian Finished 20 March 2015 This story reminds me of the witty stories I used to read in my childhood. Among the first stories I read in English were short stories by Tolstoy. The story depicts evilness and devil as greedy – whether to gain more money or more lands through waging wars – it is a call to glorify kindness, naivety, and hand work. I enjoyed reading it, but found it difficult to be perceived as a trial to mix between intelligence and evilness, and [...]

  • Kate Medina (alittlereader1)

    Leí este pequeño cuento en mi clase de español y me gustó. Nos invita a reflexionar sobre el egoismo y la envidia que tenemos contra las personas de nuestro alrededor. De como la humanidad quiere triunfar en la vida sin poner de su parte. De como por nuestra propia cuenta podemos hacernos autofracasar.Amo los cuentos infantiles, más que todo porque siempre traen estos mensajes profundos para los pequeños.Los adultos no deberian perder la costumbre de leer cuentos infantiles. Nunca deberiam [...]

  • Marts(Thinker)

    Written in 1886, this tale is wonderful example of Tolstoy's political ideas. It also teaches the dangers of material gain and the importance of not being easily tempted by money or power, and also, that the things most consider important may not be that important at allDespite his rather unusual ideas and decisions, one wonders, is Ivan really a fool after all?

  • Juno Silkshade

    Sounds like a children's story about three brothers; Simeon, militaristic and power hungry; Tarras, money-minded merchant; and Ivan, a fool. I'm not so sure what the message is but it rougly points out the virtue and benefits of being kind, good and also a fool, as well as the disbenefits of being smart, clever and greedy. Quite funny too.

  • Caroline

    "Ivan the Fool" is the first work I've read of Tolstoy, and it was enough to interest me to look for his other works. This story tells the cliche moral "the good always prevails" in a unique and interesting way.

  • Sung-Gi Kim

    わたしは兵隊は唄を歌って楽隊をやるとばかり考えていた。だのにあいつらは人を殺した。もう一人だってこさえてはやらない。わたしはあの金貨を持って遊ぶんだとばかり考えていた。ところがお前さんはあの子供たちの牝牛を奪って行った。わたしはもうお金をこさえてはやらない。針の行くところへは糸も従って行くんだもの。ただイワンの国には一つ特別ななら [...]

  • Asti

    Nicely written and well told tale.I'd rather think of this as a tale, just like those from Andersen or Grimm or Aesop, and not to think too much about Tolstoy political view.After all, the tales from those mentioned above also often carried strange or even dubious moral.

  • Scheong15

    After I finished this book, I thought about the world we live right now. We have many electronics that make our life more comfortable but we are not as happy as people in Ivan's country. I couldn't help me laughing when the devils were being fooled by Ivan the Fool.

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  • Casey Wander

    Muy graciosa la historia. Es lo primero que leo de Tolstoi, ojalá no lo último.

  • Rarufu

    Gelezen in het Engels.E-book (internet)Concept: 3Uitvoering: 4Stijl: 3Galm: 4

  • Leonardo

    Ivan el tonto no es la respuesta a la muerte de Ivan Illich.

  • Dhushor Chaya

    Awesome! want to be such kind of fool!

  • sarah

    This story shows the differences between communism and capitalism. There was a lot to read between the lines. A brain teaser. Love it.

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