Tolstoy may be known for his gigantic works like Anna Karenina and War & Peace, but this is a very neat short story, a parable of man’s greed and ambitions. What we have is never enough, we always want more. While it was clear where the story was heading – I am pretty sure someone told me about it before – I enjoyed it a lot.
If you are looking to start with Tolstoy but fear to commit to one of the chunksters, this would be a very good start!
How Much Land Does A Man Need? (Little Black Classics #57) – Leo Tolstoy