Tolstoy by Henri Troyat, 1967
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." From Tolstoy's famously bad marriage to his enormously successful career, Troyat presents a brilliant portrait that reads like an epic novel written by Tolstoy himself.
- 1967 copy of Tolstoy by Henri Troyat
- hardcover, no dust jacket
- classic Leo Tolstoy biography
- excellent condition