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How Much Land Does A Man Need? By Leo Tolstoy


This is my second Penguin Little Black Classics book choice – my first book was A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Tree by Kenkō (read my review here) and I thought this was a great opportunity to read some of Leo Tolstoy’s work. Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer in the 1800’s and is most famous for his book War and Peace and his other work Anna Karenina. This book has two stories from his original work titled, How Much Land Does a Man Need? and Other Stories published in 1836.

How Much Land Does a Man Need?
The first story is Tolstoy’s famous parable, How Much Land Does a Man Need? which tells the tale of a Russian peasant farmer who boasts a lot and becomes a little greedy. The beginning of the story Read the rest of this entry