Albert (short story)

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"Albert" is a short story by Leo Tolstoy. It was originally published in 1858.

The lead character, Albert, is a homeless, yet brilliant, violinist. The kind Delesov wanted to save the young violinist, but after taking him home, discovers that Albert's drinking and temper threaten to destroy his entire family.

Albert has been described as reflection on moral questions of art, and society's ability to recognize true art.[1]

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  1. ^ Simmons, Ernest J. "Introduction to Tolstoy's Writings". Our Civilization. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2016.