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Tolstoy : a Russian life

Author: Rosamund Bartlett
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Bartlett draws extensively on key Russian sources, including much fascinating new material made available since the collapse of the Soviet Union. She sheds light on Tolstoy's remarkable journey from callow youth to writer to prophet; discusses his troubled relationship with his wife, Sonya, a subject long neglected; and vividly evokes the Russian landscapes Tolstoy so loved. Above all, she gives us an eloquent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Leo Tolstoy, graf; Leo Tolstoy, graf; Lev N Tolstoj
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosamund Bartlett
ISBN: 9780151014385 0151014388
OCLC Number: 666239940
Notes: Originally published: London : Profile, 2010.
Description: xv, 544 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Ancestors : the Tolstoys and the Volkonskys --
Aristocratic childhood --
Orphanhood --
Youth --
Landowner, gambler, officer, writer --
Literary duellist and repentant nobleman --
Husband, beekeeper, and epic poet --
Student, teacher, father --
Novelist --
Pilgrim, nihilist, muzhik --
Sectarian, anarchist, holy fool --
Elder, apostate, and tsar --
Epilogue: Patriarch of the Bolsheviks.
Responsibility: Rosamund Bartlett.

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Bartlett draws extensively on key Russian sources, including much fascinating new material made available since the collapse of the Soviet Union. She sheds light on Tolstoy's remarkable journey from callow youth to writer to prophet; discusses his troubled relationship with his wife, Sonya, a subject long neglected; and vividly evokes the Russian landscapes Tolstoy so loved. Above all, she gives us an eloquent portrait of the brilliant, maddening, and contrary man who has, once again, been discovered by a new generation of readers.

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