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Last Station A Novel of Tolstoy's Final Year

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ISBN-10: 0307386155

ISBN-13: 9780307386151

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jay Parini

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Set in the last tumultuous years of Leo Tolstoy's life,The Last Stationcenters 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 Stationis a richly…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Jay Parini was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1948. In 1970 he graduated from Lafayette College and he received a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in 1975. Before becoming a professor of Engliah and Creative Writing at Vermont's Middlebury College in 1982, Parini taught at Dartmouth College. Parini writes poetry, novels, biographies, and criticism, and he has published numerous reviews and essays in major journals and newspapers. He co-founded the New England Review in 1976. In 1995, he was appointed literary executor for author Gore Vidal. A film version of The Last Station, his 1990 novel, was released in 2009.