This article is about the Tolstoy novel. 1899, was the last novel written by Leo Tolstoy. The book is leo tolstoy resurrection pdf last of his major long fiction works published in his lifetime.
Tolstoy intended the novel as an exposition of the injustice of man-made laws and the hypocrisy of the institutionalized church. The novel also explores the economic philosophy of Georgism, of which Tolstoy had become a very strong advocate towards the end of his life, and explains the theory in detail. It was first published serially in the popular weekly magazine Niva in an effort to raise funds for the resettlement of the Doukhobors.
The story is about a nobleman named Dmitri Ivanovich Nekhlyudov, who seeks redemption for a sin committed years earlier. His brief affair with a maid had resulted in her being fired and ending up in prostitution. The book narrates his attempts to help her practically, but focuses on his personal mental and moral struggle.