Brief Lives: Leo Tolstoy

Brief Lives: Leo Tolstoy

by Anthony Briggs
     
 

Born in central Russia in 1828, Tolstoy saw action as a soldier before becoming a writer. His two novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are among the best loved in world literature. Anthony Briggs compares these works and describes many others. He also considers why such a strong character as Tolstoy welcomed into his life two appalling

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Overview

Born in central Russia in 1828, Tolstoy saw action as a soldier before becoming a writer. His two novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are among the best loved in world literature. Anthony Briggs compares these works and describes many others. He also considers why such a strong character as Tolstoy welcomed into his life two appalling individuals whose malign influence changed him and his literary career forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843919117
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Brief Lives
Pages:
119
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Briggs is a professor of Russian language and literature who has written, translated, or edited 20 books in the field of Russian and English literature.

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