A marriage of war and peace: the tumultuous world of Lev and Sonya Tolstoy

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Andrew Donskov’s Tolstoy and Tolstaya charts the couple’s life in letters.

Sonya Tolstaya was a narrow, unintelligent, materialistic woman, concerned only to defend her comfortable lifestyle and to secure an inheritance for her huge brood of children (nine out of 13 survived early childhood); she sought to resist and belittle Tolstoy’s spiritual and political radicalism, and drove him away by her jealousy, her obsessional anxieties and her obstinately limited horizon….

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 See also :

Sophia Tolstaya – Wikipedia

 See also :

Tolstoy and Tolstaya – University of Ottawa Press

the tumultuous world of Lev and Sonya Tolstoy – New Statesman

 Tolstoy and Tolstaya : a portrait of a life in letters : Donskov, Andrew .

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