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Brief lives : Leo Tolstoy

Author: Anthony Briggs
Publisher: London : Hesperus Press, 2010.
Series: Brief lives (Hesperus Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born in central Russia in 1828, Tolstoy saw action as a soldier before becoming a writer. His two novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are among the best loved in world literature. Anthony Briggs compares these works and describes many others. He also considers why such a strong character as Tolstoy welcomed into his life three appalling individuals whose malign influence changed him and his literary career  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Leo Tolstoy, graf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Briggs
ISBN: 9781843919117 1843919117
OCLC Number: 649897676
Description: 115 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The 'brief life' of a colossus --
Childhood, boyhood and youth --
A monstrous alter ego --
Mountains and warfare --
Foreign travel --
The teacher --
Family happiness --
Before War and Peace --
War and Peace --
Tolstoy on history --
Poison in the soil --
Anna Karenina --
Breakdown and confession --
Achievements in an eventless life --
Other genres --
Tolstoy's resurrection --
Marriage in decline --
Afterlife.
Series Title: Brief lives (Hesperus Press)
Other Titles: Leo Tolstoy
Responsibility: Anthony Briggs.

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Born in central Russia in 1828, Tolstoy saw action as a soldier before becoming a writer. His two novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are among the best loved in world literature. Anthony Briggs compares these works and describes many others. He also considers why such a strong character as Tolstoy welcomed into his life three appalling individuals whose malign influence changed him and his literary career forever.

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