By: Troyat, Henri

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Wrappers rubbed, quarter-inch tear to top edge of front wrapper, green stain along bottom page ridge. 1980 Trade Paperback. 792 pp. Translated from the French by Nancy Amphoux. 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. CONTENTS: THE TERMS OF THE PROBLEM: Before Leo Tolstoy; Childhood; The World Outside; Kazan; Wild Oats; A TIME OF VIOLENCE: The Caucasus; Sevastopol; Introduction to Civilian Life; TRAVEL, ROMANCE AND PEDAGOGY: Discovery of Europe; A Few False Starts; Second Trip Abroad; Arbiter of the Peace and Schoolmaster; SONYA: Betrothal; A Terrifying Happiness; The Great Labor; War and Peace; The Night at Arzamas; CONFLICT: Interim; Anna Karenina; Art and Faith; The Horrors of the City; the Appeal of the Dark Ones; THE LOATHSOME FLESH: The Temptation of Sainthood; The Kreutzer Sonata; Famine and Strife; Sonya's Folly; What Is Art?; THE APOSTLE OF NON-VIOLENCE: Resurrection; the Dukhobors; Excommunication; the Crimea; The Russo-Japanese War; THE SOLUTION: Days Pass and a Birthday; Re-enter Chertkov; Last Will and Testament; Flight; Post Mortem; APPENDICES: Biographical Notes; Notes to the Text; Bibliography; Index. Keywords: TOLSTOY LEO HENRI TROYAT BIOGRAPHY LITERARY LITERATURE

Title: Tolstoy

Author: Troyat, Henri

Categories: Literature, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1980

ISBN Number: 0517540924

ISBN Number 13: 9780517540923

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2201647