From Publishers Weekly
Of this "major new biography," PW commented: "Without debunking, Wilson never lets his titanic subject off the hook; the result is the most human portrait of Tolstoy to date. This biography is a magnificent achievement, a work of seamless scholarship. It is also a pleasure to read." Photos.
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Admirable. . . . Absorbing. . . . Superb. -- Anthony Burgess
Must surely rank among the most impressively intelligent biographies ever written. -- Zena Sutherland, The Economist
Stands as a model of the biographer's art: intelligent and opinionated, yet judicious--and, what's more, deliciously readable. -- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times