Summary: The year is 1910. Anna Kareninaand War and Peacehave made Leo Tolstoy the world?s most famous author. But fame comes at a price. In this fascinating look at a tortured genius on the eve of death, Jay Parini presents Tolstoy?s autobiographical writing alongside letters from loved ones to paint a portrait of the great author?s final year. Desperate to find respite from his troubled marriage, Tolstoy ventures into the wilderness in search of isolation, only to find a battle for his soul ...show more and legacy that offers no peace. Last Stepsputs a literary giant?s life and work in perspective as it bears witness to his struggle to reconcile the two. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 10
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