Biography: Leo Tolstoy

Subject: English / Language Arts
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: History

Profiles the Russian writer, moralist, and mystic who began his literary career by writing short stories as a soldier. The author of War and Peace  and Anna Karenina lived poorly as a peasant under his wife's roof.


60-minute runtime; 2-year copyright clearance.

April 5 at 7:00am ET/PT

Biography: Leo Tolstoy

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