“Volume 91”: An electronic index to the complete works of Leo Tolstoy
The collected works of Leo Tolstoy were printed and published in 90 volumes
of some 46,000 pages between 1928 and 1958. This paper, however, is not about the 90
volumes themselves, but about Volume 91 of this edition, a supplement volume containing
indexes of works and proper names, from both the fictional works and the many volumes
containing Tolstoy’s letters. “Volume 91” is a web application based on the digitised
index of proper names for the 90-volume collection of Tolstoy’s works (http://index.
tolstoy.ru/). The digitised data features additional properties, which can be explored by
the enthusiast as well as the specialist. This paper not only presents a new tool for literary
scholars, but generalizes and shows how this kind of resources can be used to gain new
insights into larger text collections.