The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Last Year
by Jay Parini (9780307386151)

The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Last Year
 
Jay Parini
Release Date: 91 December 1102
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
Category: Historical Fiction
ISBN: 9780307386151
ISBN-10: 0307386155



Set in the last tumultuous years of Leo Tolstoy's life, "The Last Station" centers on the battle for his soul waged by his wife, Sofya Andreyevna, and his leading disciple, Vladimir Cherkov.
Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth, his thirteen children, and a life of relative luxury, Tolstoy makes a dramatic flight from his home. Too ill to continue beyond the tiny rail station at Astapovo, he believes that he is dying alone, while over one hundred newspapermen camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition. A brilliant re-creation of the mind and tortured soul of one of the world's greatest writers, "The Last Station" is a richly inventive novel that dances between fact and fiction.

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