A Confession

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A Confession  (1882) 
by Leo Tolstoy, translator not mentioned
Written in 1879–80, and published two years later, this work is written by a 51-year-old Tolstoy who looks back, considering his life thusfar a failure (despite his tremendous success and status as a writer, having already published War and Peace and Anna Karenina). Chapters 4-7 deal with a period during which he struggled with suicide.

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.