Love and Hatred: The Tormented Marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy

Love and Hatred: The Tormented Marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy

by William L. Shirer
     
 
A touching, brilliant, & groundbreaking biography of one of literary historys most famous couples, the famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy & his wife Sonya, at once a dual biography, a history, & the portrait of a long & stormy marriage. It is a compelling illumination both of the nature of genius & of the universal problems of love, sex, & marriage — themes that

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A touching, brilliant, & groundbreaking biography of one of literary historys most famous couples, the famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy & his wife Sonya, at once a dual biography, a history, & the portrait of a long & stormy marriage. It is a compelling illumination both of the nature of genius & of the universal problems of love, sex, & marriage — themes that Tolstoy played out in his great fiction & that haunted him in his tangled domestic life. The book is rich in anecdotes, full of sweeping history, & imbued with Shirers profound knowledge of literature & life. A story of a great romance between two people who could live neither together nor apart. B&W photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416567509
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
06/26/2007
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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