Love and Hatred by William L. Shirer
The Tormented Marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy

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Unfortunately, this account of their much- publicised differences merely rehearses the time- worn arguments in favour of Tolstoy.
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A provocative dual biography of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy offers an illuminating anecdotal study of a long and stormy marriage between two remarkable individuals and the impact of their complex relationship on Leo Tolstoy's literary work. 50,000 first printing.
 

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Published July 1, 1994 by Simon & Schuster. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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The best portrait of the man and the work and the marriage, the troika without any one part of which nothing seems to really move forward.

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The Independent

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William Shirer narrates the whole terrible saga swiftly and with a careful lack of fuss.

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Unfortunately, this account of their much- publicised differences merely rehearses the time- worn arguments in favour of Tolstoy.

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