A Confession by Leo Tolstoy

In this philosophical treatise, the author embarks on a profound existential inquiry, reflecting on the crisis of meaning in his own life. Despite his literary success and social standing, he is plagued by a deep sense of despair and contemplates suicide. Through an intense process of questioning and self-examination, he explores various avenues of thought, including science, philosophy, and the wisdom of the common people. Ultimately, he finds solace in the Christian faith, embracing a spiritual awakening that leads him to a new understanding of life's purpose and a rejection of his previous materialistic and hedonistic lifestyle. The work is a candid exploration of the author's search for truth and the moral and spiritual convictions that result from this quest.

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Total Points: 45

Since this book was first published in 1882, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 45.0.

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