Tolstoy - Rosamund Bartlett

Tolstoy by Rosamund Bartlett gives us an eloquent portrait of the brilliant, maddening, and contrary man. In November 1910, Count Lev Tolstoy died at a remote Russian railway station. At the time of his death, he was the most famous man in Russia, with a growing international following, and more revered than the tsar. Born into an aristocratic family, Tolstoy had spent his life rebelling against not only conventional ideas about literature and art but also traditional education, family life, organized religion, and the state. In this, the first biography of Tolstoy in more than twenty years, Rosamund Bartlett draws extensively on key Russian sources, including much fascinating 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; and vividly evokes the Russian landscapes Tolstoy so loved and the turbulent times in which he lived.

Book Title: 

Tolstoy

Subtitle: 

A Russian life

Author: 

Bartlett, Rosamund

Publisher: 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Edition: 

2nd

Year Published: 

2011

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9780151014385

Pages: 

544

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

23.1 × 16.3 × 4.3 cm

Book Weight: 

1.605 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R630.00

Price: 

ZAR130.00 

In Stock: 

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