Biography and Autobiography Books

Wilson, A N: Tolstoy (15639)

Hamish Hamilton 1st 1988
large 8vo 572 pages. Green boards with gold titling to spine. Slight wear to edges of d/w + 2 short tears to front corners of d/w o/w F/VG+ 1200 gms
(Order reference 15639)

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was born into one of the grand old families of Imperial Russia. He was a man of superabundant energy. Indeed, in all areas he was a giant. Yet the giant was full of paradoxes, which we see most clearly in his tempestuous marriage to Sofya Bers.