The Last Days of Tolstoy
by V. G. Chertkov
Publisher: William Heinemann 1922
Number of pages: 186
So much misunderstanding, misrepresentation, partiality and personal prejudice has accumulated in connection with the last years and days of Leo Nikolaevitch Tolstoy's life, that before starting upon this first detailed account of his 'going away' I find myself compelled, at the risk of wearying the reader's patience, to begin with a somewhat lengthy introduction.
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