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War and peace and Sonya : the story of Sonya Tolstoy

Armstrong, Judith2015
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In 1862 Sonya Tolstoy married one of the greatest authors the world has ever known. For 48 years the shared their lives in an enmeshed union that was both passionate and combative. 16 years younger than her husband, Sonya bore him 13 children and worked for years as his copyist, rewriting countless drafts of his timeless novels. Both were mercurial and personalities and, towards the end and exhausted, Tolstoy deserted her. In 'War and Peace and Sonya' Judith Armstrong tells Sonya's own story, exploring the couple's devotion and ambivalence to one another, their immense passion for great literature and the creative process, and showing us just how remarkably true to life fiction can be.
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London : Unicorn Press, 2015.
Collation:
272 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781910065303 (pbk)1910065307
Dewey class:
823.9'2
Language:
English
BRN:
902288
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