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Life Of Leo Tolstoy

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Best known for penning "War and Peace," Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy was born September 9, 1828. After striking huge financial success with his novel "Anna Karenina," Tolstoy gave away nearly all of his fortune to beggars. His extreme charity is the reason his wife left him.

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