Sofia Tolstaya


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in Russian Federation
August 22, 1844

Died
November 04, 1919

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Sophia Andreyevna Tolstaya (née Behrs) (Russian: Софья Андреевна Толстая, 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, a
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The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy

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3.82 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 1984 — 11 editions
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Een zuivere liefde

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3.60 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1893 — 6 editions
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Romanza senza parole

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Autobiography of Countess T...

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Lied Ohne Worte Roman

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My Life

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Sophia Tolstoy's Rebuttal o...

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3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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Eine Frage der Schuld: Roma...

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3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2009
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The Final Struggle: Being C...

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The Kreutzer Sonata

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3.90 avg rating — 16,867 ratings — published 1889 — 350 editions
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“... 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.”
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