Leo Tolstoy

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Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910) known in the West as Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories, and later in life he also wrote plays and essays. Mme. Blavatsky had him in high regard, and said of him: "He is one of those few elect who begin with intuition and end with quasi-omniscience".[1]

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  1. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Collected Writings vol. VIII (Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1990), 248.