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The Quiz -Who am I?

The Quiz -Who am I?

Name this person and win a free meal for TWO valued at €25 in total with a bottle of house wine at Flaherty’s Irish Restaurant at the Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande. Send your entry by e-mail to editor@webexpressguide.com by the 15th May 2010. The first correct answer to be drawn will be the winner. With your answer, you must supply name, phone number and area where you live.

I was born in Central Russia on 28th August 1828 in a noble Russian family.

I lost my mother at the age of two and my father died when I was nine. I dropped out of university in 1847 and through frustration I indulged in every aspect of drinking, gambling, and visits to brothels in my pursuit of pleasure. Because of heavy gambling I had to sell most of my fatherÂ’s inheritance. In 1851 I joined the military with my elder brother; this is when I started writing short stories which eventually placed me in the front row of Russian writers.

After leaving the army, I travelled to many foreign countries which resulted in my writing a book about my experiences. I was later devastated by my brotherÂ’s death and it took me over a year to recover from the shock.

 


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At the age of 34, I was lucky enough to meet and marry my wife. Although she could not come to terms with the contents of my personal diary, nevertheless she proved a good wife and a great help in my literary career. We had 12 children.

I wrote two masterpieces that made into the worldÂ’s greatest novelist. Although I never described myself as an anarchist, my ideas on non-violence labeled me as a devoted Christian anarchist and pacifist.

I became remosrseful and bitter about my past life, I gave up meat, smoking and alcohol and embraced the teachings of Jesus. I further wrote a number of books criticizing the Orthodox Church and the government, my teachings were said to be Christian anarchism. I died on the 20th November 1910.
WHO AM I?



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