A Confession

  • by Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At this time I began to write, from vanity, greed, and pride. In my writings I did exactly as in life. In order to possess the glory and the wealth for whose sake I wrote, it was necessary to conceal the good, and to display the bad. And so I did.
Tolstoy’s autobiographical essay is a dissection of his soul, a study of his life’s movement away from the religious certainties of youth, and a vital piece of reading which contextualizes the great works he is best known for. Marking the point at which his life moved from the worldly to the spiritual, Tolstoy’s philosophical reassessment of the Orthodox faith is a work that holds vital spiritual and intellectual importance to this very day.


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The overall experience was more valuable than I expected, I highly recommend this to everyone!
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- David Murphy

An exceptional work with infinite possibilities

For those facing depression, for those with questions why should I continue, what's it all for... Tolstoy faces his dark existence in an apocalyptic Russia and finds a reason for living. A must read for those going through bleak times, for those who no longer have a rug under them to be pulled out from beneath them.
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- SuLoco

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-31-2011
  • Publisher: christianaudio.com