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Author Armstrong, Judith.

Title War & peace and Sonya / Judith Armstrong
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : Murdoch Books, 2011


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 MELB  827.03 F7386 A6/W  AVAILABLE
Description 248 pages ; 23 cm
regular print
Summary In 1862 Sonya Tolstoy married the greatest author the world has ever known. For forty-eight years they shared their lives in a union that was both passionate and combative. Sixteen years younger than her husband, Sonya bore him thirteen children and worked tirelessly as his copyist and publisher on countless drafts of his famous novels. Both were mercurial persoalities and, towards the end, an exhausted Tolstoy deserted her. In War & Peace and Sonya, Judith Armstrong tells Sonya's story - exploring the couples devotion and ambivalence to one another, and their shared involvement in writing - showing us how real life and fiction expose each other's secrets. (Back of book)
Analysis Australian
Audience General
Subject Tolstai͡a, S. A. (Sofʹi͡a Andreevna), 1844-1919 -- Fiction.
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 -- Fiction.
Tolstoy, Sofia, 1844-1919 -- Fiction
Authors' spouses -- Fiction.
Authors' spouses -- Russia -- Fiction.
Authors, Russian -- Fiction.
Authors, Russian -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction, Russian.
Novelists, Russian -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Publishers and publishing -- Russia -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Author Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910.
LC no. 2011487428
ISBN 1742665403 (paperback)
9781742665405 (paperback)
Other Titles War and peace and Sonya