How Much Land Does a Man Need?

Leo Tolstoy - How Much Land Does a Man Need?
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'How Much Land Does a Man Need?' is a short story by Leo Tolstoy. A peasant overhears his wife and sister-in-law argue over the merits of town and peasant farm life. He thinks to himself "if I had plenty of land, I shouldn't fear the Devil himself!".

Unbeknownst to him, Satan is present sitting behind the stove and listening.

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Лев Николаевич Толстой (Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy)
Tolstoy on 23 May 1908 at Yasnaya Polyana, Photo by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.

Occupations: Novelist, Playwright
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