Tolstoy by Troyat, Henri


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In this definitive portrait of one of the greatest novelists of all time, Leo Tolstoy embodies the most extraordinary contradictions. He was a wealthy aristocrat who preached the virtues of poverty and the peasant life, a misogynist who wrote Anna Karenina, and a supreme writer who declared: "Literature is rubbish." Yet his titanic personality and the astonishing range of his talents and interests made him, as an author and as a strange self-proclaimed prophet, one of the undisputed literary giants of the nineteenth century. From his famously bad marriage to his enormously successful career, Troyat presents a brilliant portrait that reads like an epic novel written by Tolstoy himself.

Author: Henri Troyat
Publisher: Grove Press
Published: 01/18/2001
Pages: 896
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 2.18lbs
Size: 9.08h x 5.98w x 1.56d
ISBN13: 9780802137685
ISBN10: 0802137687
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Literary Figures
- History | Russia & the Former Soviet Union

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