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".
- A True Theosophist by A.I.R
- Leo Tolstoi and his Unecclesiastical Christianity by H. P. Blavatsky
- The Science of Life by H. P. Blavatsky
- HPB’s Inscription in Leo Tolstoy’s Copy of The Voice of the Silence at Blavatsky News
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Collected Writings vol. VIII (Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1990), 248.