Tolstoy's Diaries Volume 1: 1847-1894 (Leo Tolstoy, diaries and letters Book 3)

Tolstoy's Diaries Volume 1: 1847-1894 (Leo Tolstoy, diaries and letters Book 3)

Leo Tolstoy


'An vital and long-overdue contribution to our wisdom of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday Times

Volume 1 of Tolstoy's Diaries covers the years 1847-1894 and was once meticulously edited by way of R.F. Christian on the way to replicate Tolstoy's preoccupations as a author (his perspectives on his personal paintings and that of others), his improvement as somebody and as a philosopher, and his attitudes to modern social difficulties, rural lifestyles, industrialisation, schooling, and later, to non secular and religious questions.
Christian introduces every one interval with a quick and informative precis of the most biographical information of Tolstoy's existence. the result's a different portrait of a superb author within the variegation of his daily existence.

'As an image of the turbulent Russian global which Tolstoy inhabited those diaries are incomparable - the uncooked stuff now not but processed into art.' Anthony Burgess

'A version of scholarship, some of the most vital books to be released in fresh years.' A. N. Wilson, Spectator

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