A Russian Life
Houghton Mifflin 2011
Hardback 560pp Illustrated
9780151014385   Product Code: 17586
Born into the aristocracy, Lev Tolstoy challenged conventional ideas about art, religion, family life and the state, yet when he died in 1910 he was the most revered man in Russia. Drawing on sources only available since the fall of the Soviet Union, this first major biography in 20 years charts Tolstoy's remarkable journey from callow youth to acclaimed novelist to revered prophet. Packed with fresh and revealing detail, it provides an unparalleled portrait of this brilliant and contradictory man.