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Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy

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ISBN 10: 1846880807 / ISBN 13: 9781846880803
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609 pages, b&w illustrations. Slight bumps to all corners, light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Record # 457859. Bookseller Inventory # 457859

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Title: Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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After marrying Count Leo Tolstoy, the renowned author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace, Sofia Tolstoy kept a detailed diary until his death in 1910. Her life was not an easy one: she idealized her husband but was tormented by him. She lived against the background of one of the most turbulent periods in her country’s history, as old feudal Russia was transformed by three revolutions and three major international wars.

Yet it is as Sofia Tolstoy’s own life story—the study of one woman’s private experience—that these diaries are most valuable and moving. They reveal a woman of tremendous vital energy and poetic sensibility who, in the face of provocation and suffering, continued to strive for the higher things in life and to remain indomitable.

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Cathy Porter has published biographies of the Russian women revolutionaries Alexandra Kollontai and Larissa Reisner, as well as books about women terrorists of the 1860s, Russia’s 1905 revolution, and the Battle of Moscow. She has translated more than thirty books and works for the stage, including plays by Gorky and the Czech Karel Capek. She lives in Oxford.

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