The Three Questions

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"The Three Questions"
1916 cover
A 1916 cover illustration by Michael Sevier
Author Leo Tolstoy
Translator Aylmer and Louise Maude
Country Russia
Language Russian
Genre(s) Parable
Published in What Men Live By, and Other Tales
Media type Print
Publication date 1898

"The Three Questions" is a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy first published in 1885 as part of the collection What Men Live By, and Other Tales. The story takes the form of a parable, and it concerns a king who wants to find the answers to what he considers the three most important questions in life.

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  • "The Works of Tolstoi." Black's Readers Service Company: Roslyn, New York. 1928.

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