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The Last Station
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREStarring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, & James McAvoyIn 1910, Count Leo Tolstoy, the most famous writer in the world, is caught in the struggle between his devoted wife and an equally devoted acolyte over the master"s legacy. Sofya Andreyevna fears that she and the children she has borne Tolstoy will lose all to Vladimir Chertkov and the Tolstoyan movement, which preaches the ideals of poverty, chastity, and pacifism.As Tolstoy seeks peace in his final days, Valentin Bulgakov is hired to be his secretary and enlisted as a spy by both camps. But Valentin"s loyalty is to the great man, who in turn recognizes in the young idealist his own youthful struggle with worldly passions.Deftly moving among a colorful cast of characters, drawing on the writings of the people on whom they are based, Jay parini has created a stunning portrait of an enduring genius and a deeply affecting novel.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Last Station which examines the personal conflicts in the household of Leo Tolstoy is the fruit of a simple brilliant idea by Jay Parini. Leo Tolstoy was at the end of his life the most famous writer of his time and an extremely rich man/5.
Book Description Set in the last tumultuous years of Leo The Last Station book life, The Last Station centers on the battle for his soul waged by his wife, Sofya Andreyevna, and his leading disciple, Vladimir Cherkov.
Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and The Last Station book and the reality of his enormous wealth, his thirteen children, and a life of relative luxury, Tolstoy makes a dramatic flight from Cited by: 3.
The Last Station illumines the larger than fiction life of a literary giant.” —USA Today “One of the best historical novels written in the last twenty years.” —Gore Vidal “Utterly satisfying A loving and thoughtful rendering of the complex character of Leo Tolstoy/5(35).
The Last Station Master is an interesting and engaging read. The protagonist, Nate, is realistically flawed and extremely likeable.
He follows his own convictions and does what he believes is /5. Directed by Michael Hoffman. With Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti.
A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's (Christopher Plummer's) struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.7/10(K).
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If you’re looking for a novel to lift your spirits and make you smile, this is definitely the book for you.” —Kristin Hannah/5(). THE LAST STATION is narrated by a number of individuals who had influence or wished to have influence over Leo Tolstoy. Tolstoy himself also narrates as Parini includes pertinent excerpts from his.
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The book's English edition was published as a tie-in with its video game Author: Dmitry Glukhovsky. "The Last Station" focuses on the last year of Count Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer), a full-bearded Shakespearian figure presiding over a household of chief schemer is Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), his intense follower, who idealistically believes Tolstoy should leave his literary fortune to the Russian 's just the sort of idea that Tolstoy might seize upon in his utopian zeal.
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As she approaches her 60th birthday, Sookie seems to. Book Discussion Questions: The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. Posted Janu by Jenny, Readers' Advisor. Title: The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion Author: Fannie Flagg Page Count: pages Genre: Southern Fiction, Historical Fiction Tone: Heartwarming, Funny, Leisurely-Paced Summary: The best-selling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle.
-- The Last Station ultimately does succeed, primarily by re-emphasizing Tolstoy’s enormous reach and profound gifts. In a world teeming with superficialities -- including writers who rely on trickery rather than wisdom and insight -- it’s a welcome reminder.4/5.
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With a new highly detailed story and thematic universe, extending the lore of the Secrets of the Lost Epic Saga, Secrets of the Lost Station will stand on 8/10(46). The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes, tells the story of Sookie, a woman who discovers a long-hidden family secret in her 60s.
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