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Join the Peebles Library Bibliophiles Book Club on the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. to discuss our title of the month at the Peebles Library. On August 21, we’ll discuss The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy. Pick up a copy at the library desk in advance and read along with us.
The Russian novelist and moral philosopher Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) ranks as one of the worlds great writers, and his War and Peace has been called the greatest novel ever written. The purpose of all true creative art, he believed, is to teach. But the message in all his stories is presented with such humour that the reader hardly realises that it is strongly didactic. The seven parts into which this book is divided include the best known Tolstoy stories. God Sees the Truth, but Waits and A Prisoner in the Caucasus which Tolstoy himself considered as his best; How Much Land Does a Man Need? depicting the greed of a peasant for land; the most brilliantly told parable, Ivan the Fool these are all contained in this volume.