The Resurrection (Tolstoy)

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The Resurrection (Tolstoy)  (1899) 
by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Resurrection (Russian: Воскресение), first published in 1899, was the last novel written by Leo Tolstoy. Tolstoy intended the novel as an exposition of injustice of man-made laws and the hypocrisy of institutionalized church. It was first published serially in the magazine Niva as an effort to raise funds for the resettlement of the Dukhobors. The story is about a nobleman named Dmitri Ivanovich Neklyodov, who seeks redemption for a sin committed years earlier. His brief affair with a maid resulted in her being fired and ending up in prostitution. The book treats his attempts to help her out of her current misery, but also focuses on his personal mental and moral struggle.

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This work is available in multiple free translations.


  • This novel has been adapted to film many times, and as an opera at least three times. Many of these are in the public domain.

Works about this novel[edit]

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.