This is the story of a fashionable woman who abandons husband, son and social position for a passionate liaison. The novel also features the character Levin, a true reflection of Tolstoy himself and his tortured search for the meaning of life.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Count Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 at Yasnaya Polyana, in the Tula province, and educated privately. He studied Oriental languages and law at the University of Kazan, then led a life of pleasure until 1851 when he joined an artillery regiment in the Caucasus. He took part in the Crimean War and after the defence of Sebastopol he wrote The Sebastopol Sketches (1855-6), which established his reputation. After a period in St Petersburg and abroad, where he studied educational methods for use in his school for peasant children in Yasnaya Polyana, he married Sofya Andreyevna Behrs in 1862. The next fifteen years was a period of great happiness; they had thirteen children, and Tolstoy managed his vast estates in the Volga Steppes, continued his educational projects, cared for his peasants and wrote War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). A Confession (1879-82) marked a spiritual crisis in his life; he became an extreme moralist and in a series of pamphlets after 1880 expressed his rejection of state and church, indictment of the weaknesses of the flesh and denunciation of private property. His teaching earned him numerous followers at home and abroad, but also much opposition, and in 1901 he was excommuincated by the Russian Holy Synod. He died in 1910, in the course of a dramamtic flight from home, at the small railway station of Astapovo.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Audio, 1997. Book Condition: Good. Abridged. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88418891
Book Description Penguin Audio. Audiobook CASSETTE. Book Condition: Very Good. 0140864857. Bookseller Inventory # GREEN0011453
Book Description Book Condition: good. 222 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00140864857-G
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97801408648543.0
Book Description Penguin Audio, 1997. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Good. Abridged. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0140864857