Sofia Tolstaya





Sofia Tolstaya

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born
in Russian Federation
August 22, 1844

died
November 04, 1919

gender
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Sophia Andreyevna Tolstaya (née Behrs) (Russian: Со́фья Андре́евна Толста́я, sometimes Anglicised as Sophia Tolstoy), was the wife of Russian novelist and thinker Leo Tolstoy. Sophia was one of 3 daughters of physician Andrey Behrs, and Liubov Alexandrovna Behrs.

Sophia was first introduced to Leo Tolstoy in 1862, when she was 18 years old. At 34, Tolstoy was 16 years her senior. On 17 September, 1862 the couple became formally engaged, marrying a week later in Moscow. At the time of their marriage, Leo Tolstoy was already well-known as a novelist after the publication of The Cossacks.

On the eve of their marriage, Tolstoy gave Sophia his diaries detailing his sexual relations with female serfs. In Anna Karenina, 34 year old Constantine Levin...more


Average rating: 3.59 · 150 ratings · 29 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1984 — 8 editions
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Een zuivere liefde
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Eine Frage der Schuld
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My Life
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Autobiography of Countess T...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1922 — 7 editions
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Amore colpevole
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Lied Ohne Worte Roman
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Sophia Tolstoy's Rebuttal o...
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Viața mea
2.5 of 5 stars 2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012
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The Final Struggle: Being C...
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More books by Sofia Tolstaya…
“... daca iubirea a pus stapanire pe om, atunci el o transpune in tot: in munca, in viata, in relatiile cu alti oameni, intr-o carte, transmitand in toate o asemenea energie si bucurie, ca ea devine atat motorul unui singur om, cat si al intregii lumi care-l inconjoara.”
Sofia Tolstaya, The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy
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