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Tolstoy's False Disciple : The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov (Paperback) (Alexandra

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On the snowy morning of February 8, 1897, the Saint Petersburg secret police were following Tolstoy's every move, and he was always in the company of a man named Chertkov. Tolstoy was recognizable enough, with his peasant garb and beard, but who was the man who towered over Tolstoy, twenty years younger, with a cold, impenetrable look on his face?This man, Chertkov, was a relative to the Tsars and nephew to the chief of the secret police and represented the very things Tolstoy had renounced. He would become the writer's closest confidant, reading even his diary, and at the end of Tolstoy's life, Chertkov had him in his complete control, preventing him from even seeing his own wife on his deathbed.
On the snowy morning of February 8, 1897, the Saint Petersburg secret police were following Tolstoy's every move, and he was always in the company of a man named Chertkov. Tolstoy was recognizable enough, with his peasant garb and beard, but who was the man who towered over Tolstoy, twenty years younger, with a cold, impenetrable look on his face?This man, Chertkov, was a relative to the Tsars and nephew to the chief of the secret police and represented the very things Tolstoy had renounced. He would become the writer's closest confidant, reading even his diary, and at the end of Tolstoy's life, Chertkov had him in his complete control, preventing him from even seeing his own wife on his deathbed.
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Europe / Russia + the Former Soviet Union, Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Alexandra Popoff
Language: English
Street Date: December 7, 2015
TCIN: 21570920
UPC: 9781605989143
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-7484
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