Twenty-Three Tales


by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude.


Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude, this is a collection of 23 of Tolstoy's better-known short stories.


Table of Contents

Title Page


Part I. Tales for Children: Published about 1872

1. God Sees the Truth, but Waits
2. A Prisoner in the Caucasus
3. The Bear-Hunt

Part II: Popular Stories

4. What Men Live By (1881)
5. A Spark Neglected Burns the House (1885)
6. Two Old Men (1885)
7. Where Love Is, God Is (1885)

Part III: A Fairy Tale

8. The Story of Iván the Fool (1885)

Part IV: Stories Written to Pictures (1885)

9. Evil Allures, but Good Endures
10. Little Girls Wiser than Men
11. Ilyás

Part V: Folk-Tales Retold

12. The Three Hermits (1886)
13. The Imp and the Crust (1886)
14. How Much Land does a Man Need? (1886)
15. A Grain as Big as a Hen's Egg (1886)
16. The Godson (1886)
17. The Repentant Sinner (1886)
18. The Empty Drum (1891)

Part VI: Adaptations from the French

19. The Coffee House of Surat (1893)
20. Too Dear! (1897)

Part VII: Stories Given to Aid the Persecuted Jews (1903)

21. Esarhaddon, King of Assyria
22. Work, Death and Sickness
23. Three Questions


Index of Scripture References

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