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Sophia Tolstoy : a biography

Author: Alexandra Popoff
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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"As Leo Tolstoy's wife, Sophia Tolstoy experienced both glory and condemnation during their forty-eight-year marriage. She was admired as the muse and literary assistant to one of the world's most celebrated novelists. But when in later years Tolstoy became a towering public figure and founded a new brand of religion, she was scorned for her disagreements with him. And it is this version of Sophia--malicious,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: S A Tolstai︠a︡; S A Tolstai︠a︡; Leo Tolstoy, graf
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Popoff
ISBN: 9781416597599 141659759X 9781416597605 1416597603 9781416559900 1416559906
OCLC Number: 424555576
Description: xi, 354 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Childhood --
Family happiness --
Natasha --
A shadow passed between us --
Observing the artist --
At a crossroads --
Life with a religious philosopher --
Separate lives --
The money brought me no joy --
The martyr and the martyress --
Who's to blame? --
The brotherhood of people --
I long to be alone with my family --
A song without words --
In life's whirlpool --
The line has been drawn --
In the name of universal love --
And the light shineth in darkness --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Alexandra Popoff.
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"As Leo Tolstoy's wife, Sophia Tolstoy experienced both glory and condemnation during their forty-eight-year marriage. She was admired as the muse and literary assistant to one of the world's most celebrated novelists. But when in later years Tolstoy became a towering public figure and founded a new brand of religion, she was scorned for her disagreements with him. And it is this version of Sophia--malicious, shrill, perennially at war with Tolstoy--that has gone down in the historical record. Drawing on newly available archival material, including Sophia's unpublished memoir, Alexandra Popoff presents a dramatically different and accurate portrait of the woman and the marriage. This lively, well-researched biography demonstrates that, contrary to popular belief, Sophia was remarkably supportive of Tolstoy and was, in fact, key to his fame"--Cover, p. 2.

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