What I Believe (My Religion)
Tolstoy's personal interpretation of Christian theology.
Hardback bound in the original green cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board. Top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed. 17.5 × 11cm, 221pp + 2pp ads.
Originally published in 1885, What I Believe is part of series of books by novelist Leo Tolstoy that outline his personal interpretation of Christian theology. After a midlife crisis at age 50, he began to believe in the moral teachings of Christianity, while rejecting mysticism and organized religion. He believed that pacifism and poverty were the paths to enlightenment.
A good copy. There is light foxing and tanning to the pages, the green cloth slightly dulled. The book remains in strong readable condition.