The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Final Year

3.52 avg rating
( 942 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780307386151: The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Final Year
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

2009 printing/edition. A like new book with extremely light crease on spine and some minor edge wear. From private collection.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Book Description
Set in the last tumultuous years of Leo Tolstoy's life, The Last Station centers on the battle for his soul waged by his wife, Sofya Andreyevna, and his leading disciple, Vladimir Cherkov.

Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth, his thirteen children, and a life of relative luxury, Tolstoy makes a dramatic flight from his home. Too ill to continue beyond the tiny rail station at Astapovo, he believes that he is dying alone, while over one hundred newspapermen camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition. A brilliant re-creation of the mind and tortured soul of one of the world's greatest writers, The Last Station is a richly inventive novel that dances between fact and fiction.

The Last Station is now a major motion picture based on the novel, starring Christopher Plummer as Leo Tolstoy, Helen Mirren as Sofya Tolstoy, James McAvoy as Valentin Bulgakov, Paul Giamatti as Vladimir Chertkov, and Anne-Marie Duff as Sasha Tolstoy. Enjoy these images from the film, and click the thumbnails to see larger images.



(Photos by Stephan Rabold, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)

About the Author:

JAY PARINI, a poet and novelist, teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont. His novels include The Apprentice Lover and Benjamin’s Crossing. His fifth volume of poetry was The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems (2005). He has written biographies of John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner, in addition to such nonfiction works as The Art of Teaching (2005), Why Poetry Matters (2008), and Promised Land: Thirteen Books that Changed America (2008). Parini’s reviews and essays appear frequently in major periodicals, including The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Guardian. He lives in Vermont.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780805011760: The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Last Year

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0805011765 ISBN 13:  9780805011760
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, 1990
Hardcover

9780307739643: The Last Station (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Novel of Tolstoy's Final Year (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)

Anchor, 2010
Softcover

9781847677792: The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Final Year

Canong...
Softcover

9781841959672: The Last Station

Canong..., 2007
Softcover

9780446392952: The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Last Year

Warner..., 1991
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Parini, Jay
ISBN 10: 0307386155 ISBN 13: 9780307386151
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 7590749-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

PARINI, JAY
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0307386155 ISBN 13: 9780307386151
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0307386155

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Jay Parini
ISBN 10: 0307386155 ISBN 13: 9780307386151
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780307386151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Jay Parini
Published by Anchor (2009)
ISBN 10: 0307386155 ISBN 13: 9780307386151
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. 1 Reprint. Seller Inventory # DADAX0307386155

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0307386155 ISBN 13: 9780307386151
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE A New York Times Notable Book As Leo Tolstoy's life draws to a tumultuous close, his tempestuous wife and most cunning disciple are locked in a whirlwind battle for the great man's soul. Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth and thirteen children, Tolstoy dramatically flees his home, only to fall ill at a tiny nearby rail station. The famous (and famously troubled) writer believes he is dying alone, unaware that over a hundred newspapermen camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition. Jay Parini moves deftly between a colorful cast of characters to create a stunning portrait of one of the world's most treasured authors. Dancing between fact and fiction, The Last Station is a brilliant and moving literary performance. Seller Inventory # BZV9780307386151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.33
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Parini, Jay
Published by Anchor
ISBN 10: 0307386155 ISBN 13: 9780307386151
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0307386155 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI212A0185351

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Jay Parini
Published by Anchor November 2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0307386155 ISBN 13: 9780307386151
New Paper Back Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Eighth Day Books, LLC
(Wichita, KS, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor November 2009, 2009. Paper Back. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 20101007179113

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0307386155 ISBN 13: 9780307386151
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE A New York Times Notable Book As Leo Tolstoy's life draws to a tumultuous close, his tempestuous wife and most cunning disciple are locked in a whirlwind battle for the great man's soul. Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth and thirteen children, Tolstoy dramatically flees his home, only to fall ill at a tiny nearby rail station. The famous (and famously troubled) writer believes he is dying alone, unaware that over a hundred newspapermen camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition. Jay Parini moves deftly between a colorful cast of characters to create a stunning portrait of one of the world's most treasured authors. Dancing between fact and fiction, The Last Station is a brilliant and moving literary performance. Seller Inventory # BTE9780307386151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Jay Parini
Published by Anchor (2009)
ISBN 10: 0307386155 ISBN 13: 9780307386151
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Anchor, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0307386155

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.77
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Parini, Jay
Published by Anchor (2009)
ISBN 10: 0307386155 ISBN 13: 9780307386151
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, India)

Book Description Anchor, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. 8.1 x 5.2 cm. Seller Inventory # BD1-9780307386151

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.25
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book