January 17, 2022

New Digital Archive Contains Ninety Volumes of Tolstoy (Free Access)

From The Atlantic Wire:

The entire completed works of Leo Tolstoy, author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace, have been posted online and are available to all—free of charge.


That’s 90 volumes and tens of thousands of pages in Tolstoy’s native Russian—no beach read, as any literary minded college kid can tell you. Nevertheless, the collection of all of Count Leo’s works in a single digital archive does represent a triumph of sorts. The archive came about thanks to the efforts of the late novelist’s descendants, the Russian news network RIA Novosti reports…

From RIA Novosti:

The Tolstoy.ru website will feature the 90-volume edition that was scanned and proofread three times by more than 3,000 volunteers from 49 countries, Tolstaya said.

All of his novels, short stories, fairy tales, essays and personal letters will be available online for free and be downloadable in PDF, FB2 and EPUB formats, recognized by most e-book readers and computers, she said.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.