Resources

Criticism and Interpretation

Bloom, Harold.  Leo Tolstoy (“Bloom’s Modern Critical Views” series).  2003.  891.733 Tolst.L Blooms.

Bloom, Harold.  Leo Tolstoy (“Major Novelists” series).  2003.  891.733 Tolst.L Blooms.

Weil, Irwin.  Classics of Russian Literature.  CD Audio Book 891.709 Weil.  (3 part “Great Courses” series).

Background

Lieven, D. C. B.  Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace.  2010.  940.12 Lieve.D.

Popoff, Alexandra.  Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography.  B Tolst.S Popof.A.

Tolstaia, S. A. Songs Without Words: The Photographs and Diaries of Sophia Tolstoy.  2007.  779.092 Tolst.S.

Biography.com – a great, condensed biography of Tolstoy.

Cast of Characters

Keeping track of who’s who can be difficult.  In terms of identifying characters and to which family they belong, something like Spark Notes‘ character list can be very helpful.  Below is the small family tree I created and passed out at the August kickoff meeting.

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