In November 1910, Count Lev Tolstoy died at a remote Russian railway station attended by the world's media. He was eighty-two years old and had lived a remarkable and long life during one of the most turbulent periods of Russian history.
Tolstoy has been universally recognised as a colossus of world literature whether by his contemporaries or critics.
In this exceptional biography Rosamund Bartlett draws extensively on the many fascinating new sources which have been published about Tolstoy since the collapse of Communism to write about one of the most compelling, maddening, brilliant and contrary people who has ever lived. A life that was spent rebelling - not only against conventional ideas about literature and art but against traditional education and eventually against family life, organised religion and the state.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2012
- 246 x 171mm