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The Kingdom of God is Within You


The Kingdom of God is Within You


The Kingdom of God is Within You has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.  

No less a figure than Mahatma Gandhi himself has acknowledged that it provided the inspiration to denounce violent revolution, and find his inner divinity for the strength to effect social change.

In Gandhi's words: "Tolstoy's The Kingdom of God is Within You overwhelmed me. Before the independent thinking, profound morality and truthfulness of this book, all the books given me seemed to pale into insignificance."

It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of a true original, Leo Tolstoy, author of Anna Karenina, War and Peace, and countless other literary masterpieces.

Banned in Russia for years, published in hundreds of editions, and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1894.

● Contains extended historical context and a critical essay: Leo Tolstoy: A Cultural and Historical Perspective, by Ilyá Tolstoy.

The Kingdom of God is Within You has emerged over time as one of the greatest testaments to Christianity, freedom of choice, and the enduring value of the unfettered self.
— Jacob Thorndyke

The Kingdom of God is Within You is one of the most provocative anti-establishment and anti-authoritarian pieces of literature ever written. Tolstoy’s philosophy of nonviolent resistance had a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

— Lawrence Adelman

The appearance of this sumptuously produced twenty-first century edition of The Kingdom of God is Within You will delight the countless admirers of Leo Tolstoy.

— Matt Travers

PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W. He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS. His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, Oscar Wilde: Sodomy and Heresy, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, The Deposition, and Vincent Van Gogh: Madness and Magic.

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