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Tolstoy (Grove Great Lives)

Henri Troyat, Nancy Amphoux (Translator)


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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." From Tolstoy's famously bad marriage to his enormously successful career, Troyat presents a brilliant portrait that reads like an epic novel written by Tolstoy himself.

Grove Press, 9780802137685, 896pp.

Publication Date: January 18, 2001