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Quotation by Ellen Glasgow
My first reading of Tolstoy affected me as a revelation from heaven, as the trumpet of the judgment. What he made me feel was not the desire to imitate, but the conviction that imitation was futile.
Ellen Glasgow (1873–1945), U.S. novelist. The Woman Within, ch. 10 (1954).
Written in 1944. Tolstoy (1828-1910), author of War and Peace (1866), was a major nineteenth-century Russian novelist.
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