Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Birthday, Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy Barefoot -
Ilya Repin, 1901

5 comments:

Sophia said...

AWESOME! I love Tolstoy.

However, I thought he was born in September...
So I did some research and found out that his birthday is actually September 7 by the new (Julian) calendar, and today by the old (Gregorian) calendar.
So I suppose he has two birthdays? :)

Ruth said...

How interesting. I did not know. I am going off my bookish planner by Barnes & Noble. So I wonder which date is more widely used?

Adriana @ Classical Quest said...

Oh my. What a heart-stopping quote! I sincerely want to read more Tolstoy. Have you read War & Peace, Ruth?

Adriana @ Classical Quest said...

Never mind. I should have looked at your side bar first. I see that you're reading it now! :-P

Ruth said...

Yeah, I am in the slow process of reading it now. It is wonderful, but I am taking my time.