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Tolstoy (Grove Great Lives) (Paperback)

Tolstoy (Grove Great Lives) By Henri Troyat, Nancy Amphoux (Translator) Cover Image
By Henri Troyat, Nancy Amphoux (Translator)
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802137685
ISBN-10: 0802137687
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: January 18th, 2001
Pages: 896
Language: English
Series: Grove Great Lives