Tolstoy: A Russian Life
Publish date: November 11th 2010
Publisher: Profile Books
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
This was a good biography of one of the more complicated figures in Russian literature: Leo Tolstoy. It supplies a great deal of background for 19th century Russia -- particularly the tension between the autocratic regime of the tsars and the peasants. Tolstoy's family life is richly described in ...